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.
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LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) “Am I grateful for this?” says renowned spirituality author Phyllis Tickle, facing Stage IV lung cancer. “Not exactly. But I’m not unhappy about it. And that’s very difficult for people to understand.”
(RNS) Divergent perspectives on the Pew survey are connected to larger narratives that frame how conservative and liberal Christians in the United States see themselves.
(RNS) Muslims will grow, “nones” will lose market share and Christians will hold steady, according to new projections from the Pew Research Center.
(RNS) A new study of Twitter finds that atheists — among the smallest populations in the U.S. — are the most prolific tweeters.
(RNS) A new campaign from the American Humanist Association wants people to sit down and shut up when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited.
(RNS) How did a quiet American pastor come to be the spiritual care-giver of Nazi war criminals? A new book, “Mission at Nuremberg,” dusts off an overlooked corner of World War II history.
(RNS) “If you do not understand the messianic and apocalyptic imagery used by all sides, and how wide-ranging those images were among all classes, all groups, all nations, you cannot hope to understand the war,” scholar Philip Jenkins says.
STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) While the Supreme Court decision allowing sectarian prayer at government meetings was a blow to secular organizations, it may also lead to some unlikely alliances.