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  1. ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    Article ‘Blood Moon’ Sets Off Apocalyptic Debate Among Some Christians

    (RNS) Could Tuesday’s “blood moon” event be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. Around 2 a.m. EST on Tuesday (April 15), the moon will…

  2. What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    Article What the Presbyterians Got Wrong on Israel

    NEW YORK (RNS) Some 2,000 years ago, a prospective Jew in ancient Israel asked Rabbi Hillel to teach him the whole Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel responded: "What is…

  3. Preaching Controversial Issues

    Article Preaching Controversial Issues

    When preaching on controversial issues, preachers must decide whether the aim is to influence their hearers, or simply to irritate them. The latter is easy, requires no skill, and …

  4. ‘Homeless Jesus’ Provokes Debate on What It Means to Be Christian

    Article ‘Homeless Jesus’ Provokes Debate on What It Means to Be Christian

    DAVIDSON, N.C. (RNS) In a small college town 20 miles north of Charlotte, N.C., “Homeless Jesus” is provoking more conversation than a month of Sunday sermons. The…

  5. U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense over Uganda's New Anti-Homosexuality Act

    Article U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense over Uganda's New Anti-Homosexuality Act

    (RNS) American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn…

  6. 2013: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Article 2013: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    A Look Back Happy New Year! As we begin 2014, let us look back at 2013. In our exploration of some of the key news stories of the year, we will remember stories that inspire us…

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