LOS ANGELES (RNS) After he stopped attending Catholic Mass as a freshman in high school, Matt Maher never expected to have a career as a Catholic musician with crossover appeal for evangelicals.
(RNS) They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts.
DRAPER, Utah (RNS) Many communities and individuals still struggle with how best to support those left behind after a loved one commits suicide. Now faith-based groups are starting to help.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals’ tentative endorsement of the Senate’s immigration blueprint could be key because more than any other religious group, white evangelicals harbor the most reservations about opening citizenship to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.
(RNS) With one foot in the church and the other in the academy, the Rev. Mark Labberton says he’s ready for his new role as president of Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest multidenominational seminary.
(RNS) According to a new poll, unchurched Americans expect to be spending Valentine’s Day between the sheets. White mainline Protestants? Not so much.
(RNS) Wednesday is Religious Freedom Day. Why celebrate? Because our government does not tell us how to pray, or to whom or for whom. Because our government does not use our tax dollars to propagate religion. By John Ragosta.
(RNS) The evangelical pastor that President Obama picked to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew from the high-profile assignment on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1990s in which he denounced the gay rights movement and advocated efforts to turn gays straight. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face competition from others who are willing to pay for it, according to terms of a year-end donation from the property’s billionaire owners. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.