NEW YORK (RNS) The question is whether Hollywood can lure faith-based audiences with a story that’s based on faith but doesn’t pay much attention to it.
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(RNS) Exchanging his evangelical bona fides for the blessing of Oprah may yet prove — for some — to be Rob Bell’s most unforgivable sin. Which is not to say that he cares very much what anyone says these days.
Churches urge both peace and activism after the decision in Ferguson. Pope Francis drew headlines during his trip to Turkey. Plus, 12 Advent calendars to keep you busy.
(RNS) While many lament the commercialization of Christmas, others aren’t letting Advent escape without a price tag.
(RNS) More than 4,000 Chabad rabbis representing 80 countries gathered on Sunday in Brooklyn for what was described as New York City’s largest sit-down dinner.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.
A longtime mayor of DC could receive quite the funeral. TV tests: Will voters vote for an atheist? Plus, Ferguson activists are finding safe places in churches.
What cities might Pope Francis visit on his 2015 U.S. tour? The New Yorker envisions an updated Bible. And the USPS has unveiled a new Christmas stamp.