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Tony Evans, Priscilla Shirer see Bible lessons anew in documentary of Holy Land trip

By Adelle M. Banks — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I've been five times, but the experience was like the first time,’ said Evans. ‘The reality of the living Christ coming through that location dominates.’
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How God’s pronouns and the CBMW might save Beth Allison Barr’s church

By Bob Smietana — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — A slew of donations to the church was inspired by an unlikely source — a fundraising appeal from the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, which criticized both Barr's book and her church.

Jeff Bezos is quizzed on ’emotional’ rocket ride and economics of space flight

By Jack Jenkins — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It really is such a change in perspective that shows you, in a very powerful and emotional way, just how fragile this Earth is,’ Bezos said of his recent trip to space.

Amid COVID-19, most churches provide hybrid worship, half stopped picnics

By Adelle M. Banks — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — A new study shows that ‘the pandemic has had a profound impact across the religious spectrum, and that some churches are faring better than others,’ said scholar Scott Thumma.

Meet the United Methodist pastor featured on HBO’s drag reality show ‘We’re Here’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Performing in drag was an ‘incredibly wonderful, refreshing, deepening, powerful spiritual experience,’ said Pastor Craig Duke of Newburgh United Methodist Church in Indiana.

A controversial take: Proposing grace has a place in today’s toxic discourse

By Scot McKnight — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers’ new book, ‘Saving Grace,’ is not a theological study but instead a personal, social and political proposal on how to take grace into the divisive public square.

Franklin Graham undergoes heart surgery, expects full recovery

By Yonat Shimron — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — In a statement, his spokesman said the surgery involved removing the pericardium, a membrane, or sac, that surrounds the heart.

Southern Baptists pivot to address church sexual abuse at the state level

By Bob Smietana — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — A series of state conventions have set up committees to address the issue of abuse in Southern Baptist churches.

Jacqui Lewis: In a divided America, no one is saved until everyone is saved

By Jana Riess — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The pendulum has swung so far to the right. And that’s not right,’ says the Rev. Jacqui Lewis. But the solution to tribalism isn’t more tribalism; it’s love — starting with love of self.

What is the Nation of Islam and why is Marjorie Taylor Greene praising it?

By Paul O'Donnell — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Anti-vaccine conspiracies and rampant populism represent definite parallels between the Georgia congresswoman's agenda and the Nation's.

RNS holiday gift guide 2021: Treat yourself to cozy socks or a self-care box

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas for all the people of faith — or no faith — on your list.

The key to understanding America’s political divides? It’s the culture, stupid.

By Robert P. Jones — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — If we want to heal the soul of the nation and achieve our country, we can’t continue to paper-over racial injustice with economic policy.

Some churches got mega PPP loans. A few got tiny ones.

By Bob Smietana — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — While some congregations got multi-million-dollar PPP loans, some got tiny loans by accident. Two churches got loans for $666.
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