(RNS) He’s a Presbyterian who says there is a “Muslim problem” though he knows some “fabulous Muslims,” and he has a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandkids.
(RNS) The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is meeting this week, but it’s not as large as it was last year, or the year before. What’s going on?
WASHINGTON — An active-duty Army chaplain has published a book titled “Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger” and appeared in a video in uniform to promote it, raising questions about the service endorsing Christianity as the Pentagon wages wars in Muslim countries.
(RNS) When the editor of Christianity Today does not distance himself from “fellow evangelical” David Neff or The New York Times reports on a “brother in Christ” named Matthew Vines, the gatekeepers must spring into action.
(RNS) Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto this week held its sixth annual Blessing of the Bikes — a type of local event that has become more common as a growing number of churches consider the idea that protecting the environment is not just a scientific or political debate, but a spiritual one.
(RNS) The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse are looking for neutral banks. I wouldn’t suggest Chase, Citigroup or Bank of America — all of which scored 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
(RNS) There is an epidemic of mishandled church discipline cases. I was a victim of one 13 years ago.
(RNS) “Why reinvent a system or structure that already exists?” For me, it’s a matter of stewardship, a willingness to work within a denominational structure and make it better, not do away with it and start from scratch.
(RNS) The funeral Mass starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church; President Obama will give the eulogy. Westboro plans to picket from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., as people arrive at the church.