Twins divided by the new year. A judicial stay on birth control. A first for Reform rabbis in Israel.
Author Archives: Yonat Shimron
About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron joined RNS in April, 2011 and became managing editor in 2013. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards. She is a past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
On the day after Christmas, can Lent be far behind? Jews and Chinese food. A positive outlook for 2014.
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is suspended. Mark Driscoll apologizes (sort of). A high school biology textbook is approved.
The pope critiques mega salaries. Festivus celebrants seek out state capitols. Native American masks representing ancestral spirits return to the Hopi Nation.
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas invokes his Christian faith in a new TV campaign ad. Rick Warren said the birth control provision in the Affordable Care Act is “like making a Jewish deli sell pork.” The skies open after prayers for rain.
You may have noticed: Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Descendants of Massachusetts Puritans auction a book of psalms. Churches where Homeland was filmed.
David Barton and Kenneth Copeland tell soldiers to buck up. Pope Francis may be a target for Italian mobsters. A Kickstarter campaign features a dark chocolate Jesus on a cross.
As many as 10,000 people were feared dead in the Philippine city of Tacloban as surviving residents struggled to find food, water and shelter four days after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the islands. These photos were shot by workers for World Vision, the international relief organization.
(RNS) Ellen Davis’ work makes the case that Christian theologians have for too long focused narrowly on the spiritual component of Scripture and in the process have overlooked the Bible’s material concerns.