(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
(RNS) Warren Bird, research director at Leadership Network, said pastors have long held a lofty place of authority in the South, and that may be why they are paid more in that region.
(RNS) Richard Cizik, a prominent evangelical, lost his son, Richard Jr., to an overdose last year. Now he is pushing faith communities to get more involved by first acknowledging that heroin abuse is happening in their own churches.
FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) While some have been critical of the religiosity often found in American football, Aeneas Williams sees a calling from God he can’t ignore.
(RNS) “We say that pastors and principals should meet,” said Carlos Campo, chair of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s Hispanic Education Alliance.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “It’s totally dying out,” said Linda Woodhead, a sociologist at Lancaster University. “On current trends, they (the Methodists) will disappear, very soon.”
(RNS) It’s been 40 years since the Episcopal Church first ordained women, and other denominations have long included women in their clergy ranks. Now, three prominent cities have women pastors leading historic, tall-steeple churches.
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
(RNS) Former Mars Hill pastors say Driscoll has engaged in a pattern of abusive and intimidating conduct and has not changed.