A Methodist bishop responds to coverage of a pastor who’s in trouble for officiating at his gay son’s wedding. Is a big state grant to Princeton Theological Seminary illegal? Who speaks the most “Catholic” in Congress? The answers may surprise.
No cemetery has yet agreed to bury the body of the Boston Marathon bomber. The race for chief rabbi in Israel is a doozy. And do you stretch for enlightenment, or do you just want to look good in a bathing suit?
(RNS) For years, Southern Baptist leader Frank Page did not share the painful details of his daughter’s suicide, fearing that some Christians might speak ill of her if they knew. Mental illness and suicide were taboo topics for many churches, seen as a kind of spiritual failure. That may be starting to change.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As Rhode Island becomes the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, a leading opponent blames Hollywood, academia and the mainstream media for the movement.
Father Fugee is out, Archbishop Myers is still in. Why is the Christian faith of Jason Collins overlooked and Tim Tebow’s overhyped? Bonus question: can you define ‘schismogenesis’? Answer below.
(RNS) Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed over reports that the Pentagon has adopted new policies aimed at disciplining or even court-martialing those who share their faith. But the Department of Defense on Thursday said evangelization is still permitted.
“I said, ‘We agree to disagree,’ and he said ‘No, I’m right and you’re wrong.’” — Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler, rehashing a conversation he had with the pastor of a Wisconsin church that canceled his upcoming appearance because Butler tweeted in support of NBA player Jason Collins, who came out as gay. He [...]
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) More than seven in 10 members of the Church of England and 56 percent of Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom support assisted suicide for the terminally ill, according to a new poll.
(RNS) Between the stereotypes of preachers’ kids as either goody two-shoes or devilish hellions lies a tense and sometimes taxing reality, the children of clergy say. Just ask Franklin Graham.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A recently discovered 1494 depiction of Native Americans is consistent with Christopher Columbus’ account of being greeted by naked men who painted themselves black or red and danced for the European explorers.