The problem with creating ‘Christian’ versions of things

By Scott Christian / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) If someone offered you the chance to live in a world designed to look and feel like the real one, but is actually a tidier, more ordered Stepford-ish facsimile… read more


By Peter Surran
A video released in early March shows members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, chanting a racist proclamation that African-Americans would never be… read more

Must Christianity change its sexual ethics? History may hold the key

By Trevin Wax / Religion News Service
(RNS) Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral standards for the 21st century, I hear echoes from 100 years ago. Back then, the calls for… read more

What if my congregation is a bad fit?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
One Sunday morning a wife is all dressed and ready to go to church. She says to her husband, “Honey, why aren’t you ready for church?” “I’m not… read more

Literacy and children in poverty

By Rebekah Jordan Gienapp
The connection between poverty and illiteracy Poverty often has a dramatic impact on children’s literacy. Research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 82 percent of… read more

A ‘religious freedom’ proposal that I can agree with

By Jay Michaelson / Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) I’m not supposed to like this idea. It was put forward by a conservative Christian pastor who says that “Faithful American Christians are increasingly… read more

The war against Christians must end

By Jeffrey Salkin / Religion News Service
(RNS) Last week, al-Shabab militants, aligned with al-Qaida, stormed the campus of Garissa University College in Kenya, asking students about their religion. They spared the lives … read more

Americans split on businesses turning away gay weddings

By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
(RNS) A host of governors, CEOs and church leaders call Indiana’s new religious freedom law a backdoor opening to anti-gay discrimination, but Americans appear more divided… read more

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller dies at 88

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service, Lisa Singh
(RNS) Televangelist Robert H. Schuller, who attempted to integrate the teachings of John Calvin with the positive thinking of Norman Vincent Peale, and lost his famed Crystal… read more

How a rabbi found a Methodist publisher

By Rabbi Evan Moffic
When he hosted the first White House Passover seder in 2009, President Obama was reflected a growing trend: Christians hosting a Passover celebration. Soon thereafter, I began to… read more

Can Easter people support RFRAs?

By Mark Lockard
“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when… read more

At least 147 killed, hundreds rescued in Kenyan university attack that targeted Christians

By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somalia’s al-Shabab militants shot and killed more than 147 people, wounded dozens of others and held hundreds hostage Thursday (April 2) at Garissa… read more
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