(RNS) Many Christians struggle with how to understand the Resurrection — as something literal or metaphorical. How literally must one take the Gospel story of Jesus’ return to be called a Christian?
Author Archives: Kimberly Winston
About Kimberly Winston
Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, USA Today, The Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News and Newsweek. She is also a frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com and ReligionLink.org. In 2005, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s award for best in-depth religion reporting. She is the author of three books, including Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads (Morehouse, 2008) and blogs at kimberlywinston.wordpress.com. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
(RNS) More than half of lawmakers received F’s on church-state issues in a report card issued by the Secular Coalition of America.
(RNS) “My father was a man of action,” activist Nate Phelps said after his father’s death, “and I implore us all to embrace that small portion of his faulty legacy by doing the same.”
(RNS) Fred Phelps’ death lit up the Twitterverse. Here is a selection of tweets to mark the passing of perhaps the most hated pastor in America.
(RNS) “They said they have to take that (cross) down,” local resident Doug Johnson told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”
(RNS) Two economists found that the “measure of total Christian adherents is robustly and positively correlated with states’ unproductive entrepreneurship scores” in a given state.
(RNS) “There are wonders enough out there without our inventing any,” Carl Sagan said.
(RNS) Many atheists, agnostics and humanists credit Carl Sagan and his “Cosmos” TV series with instilling in them skepticism of the supernatural and a sense of wonder about the universe. Both, they say, encouraged their rejection of institutional religion.