Many say it’s time for clergy to quit saying “By the power vested in me by the state … ” during a church wedding.
Articles tagged “Ed Stetzer”
(RNS) Those four in 10 Americans who check “Christian” box on a survey, but never go to church, may really be post-Christian.
(RNS) It’s the symbol for “Nazarene,” or Christian, used by Islamists in Iraq to brand Christian properties as part of their effort to drive out an ancient Christian community.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The image of Christianity that Fred Phelps painted was a hateful, judgmental collection of rabble-rousers — an image that, paradoxically, did more to help his targets than it advanced his message.
The number of people who claim no religious brand is climbing the statistical ranks, but these “nones” may not be who you think they are.
(RNS) Vague Jews and “mushy Christians” have a lot in common. Survey after survey finds many people who don’t know or care about doctrine or practice still proudly claim a religious brand identity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Faith leaders have a remarkable opportunity to shift the conversation, but it’s very challenging, particularly in a larger society that wants to understand everything as a battle,” said Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
(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.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults believe same-sex marriage will become legal, but inevitability does not necessarily equal approval.