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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of people rallied in Denver to protest the name of the Washington Redskins. Kuwait hard-liners want to ban shisha cafes. Air Force Academy cadets may no longer be required to say “So help me God.”
Prince George is in the minority. Jonathan Merritt gives Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church a dressing down. Gavin MacLeod, the “Love Boat” captain, has a new moniker.
A stenographer raging about God and Freemasons is dragged away. A blogger says the tea party is an apocalyptic sect. Oprah doesn’t get atheists who experience awe and wonder.
Religious leaders gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to read the Bible. Madonna is studying the Quran. A new reality TV show about prosperity gospel preachers.
Televangelist Rick Joyner calls for a military takeover of the federal government. President Obama likes Pope Francis. Meet the “Nominals.”
The pope’s extraordinary interview gets lots of ink. Moody Bible Institute drops ban on faculty drinking alcohol. A denim burqa ad courts controversy.