(RNS) A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” Harvard Bible scholar Karen King has released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery. But a host of questions remain.
(RNS) Evangelical support for Israel has shifted within the last decade; many are no longer considered automatic supporters.
(RNS) Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale over a “moral failing.”
(RNS) The Christian school had fired the group one month before it planned to release the findings of its 13-month review.
(RNS) Herbert and Catherine Schaible were already on a 10-year probation for the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son, Kent, when their second son Brandon died last year.
(RNS) To most people, a few biblical passages are a crazy justification to handle deadly serpents. But I evaluate these kinds of claims through Weiss’ Law of Religious Relativism: Any religion is, by definition, crazy to a nonbeliever.
(RNS) Coots, whose father is also a serpent-handling preacher, was a legendary figure among a small group of Pentecostal believers who practiced the so-called “signs of the gospel” found in Mark 16; among them taking up serpents.
(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastors Rick Warren and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters in 10 cities for the upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God.”
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) At prayer healing services in some Pentecostal churches, pastors invite people infected with HIV to come forward for a public healing, after which they burn the person’s anti-retroviral medications and declare the person cured.