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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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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.

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.

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.

Two evangelical seminaries sue to block vaccine mandates, citing religious freedom

By Bob Smietana — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said he has encouraged people to get vaccinated but opposes mandates.

I’m lighting a candle for #ClimateVigil on Nov. 6. You can, too.

By Kyle Meyaard-Schaap — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Hopelessness in the face of overwhelming climate catastrophes is natural. Yet, the Christian faith is one of resurrection, not resignation.

How religious is your average 22-year-old? A new golden age of survey data opens a door.

By Ryan Burge — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — A decade ago, we couldn’t answer many questions on American faith habits with accuracy.

Kate Bowler wants to take down the self-help enterprise

By Yonat Shimron — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — Her new book, ‘No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear),’ is a broadside against a culture obsessed with the power of positive thinking.
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