(RNS) This weekend marks the Christian holy day of Pentecost and the Jewish holy day Shavuot. Both involve “gifts,” but not the kind that come with bows. Let us ‘Splain …
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. Since 2011, she has covered atheism and other forms of freethought for Religion News Service. In 2014, she received a Wilbur Award for best online news story from the Religion Communicators Council and 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). She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
(RNS) Was the finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” really a lesson of American religious history in disguise? Let us ‘splain.
(RNS) A 2013 documentary is getting new life as a tool to open a dialogue on the African-American church and LGBT rights at historically black colleges and universities.
(RNS) A prominent philosopher-scientist has pulled out of a popular public science forum over concerns about one of its funders, the John Templeton Foundation.
(RNS) The 10-part series consistently relied on religion and its zealots to fuel a complicated plot. Over and over, characters in the series warned of a coming Armageddon that turned out to be different than expected.
(RNS) It’s “All in the Family” meets “The Cosby Show” with a focus on issues confronting Muslim-Americans. And while most teaching-tool efforts are dull, this one is funny in a late-night comedy club kind of way.
(RNS) Ever heard of “Bible roulette”? It’s featured on this week’s episode of “Dig” — and here’s what that could mean.
(RNS) The Wisconsin governor uses a popular devotional book to signal to evangelicals that they have the same reading material on their nightstands.
(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This ‘Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.