A newly-unearthed trove of documents and videotape shows that Paige Patterson personally investigated and downplayed numerous sexual misconduct allegations against a protégé, even after he confessed and resigned from his Dallas-area church in July 1991.
Can a state allow religious leaders to conduct marriage ceremonies while refusing to allow secular individuals (other than government officials) to perform that function? A federal court has said yes, dismissing a constitutional challenge to a Texas law.
Aug. 22 marks the observance of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a reminder that it takes the typical black woman 19 months to be paid what the average white man takes home in 12 months. Over a 40-year career that difference adds up to almost $950,000.
This is a story about familiar topics of giving and tithing. To get there, however, you need to take a detour through a murder trial and a promise.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — The 10th Religions for Peace World Assembly launched Tuesday (Aug. 20) with calls for religious groups to take decisive action on the main geopolitical issues of the day. Almost every religious leader who spoke at the opening ceremony called communities of
Only 4% of U.S. adults said in a recent Gallup poll that religion was a significant conversation topic for them in the past week, which equaled those who discussed weather, life in general, sports and cooking / dinner / food / restaurants.
Around significant anniversaries, churches will often produce a write-up of their history. But what if we’ve left out some important details? Does your church need to reconsider the ugly parts of our history we may have left out?
Family was one of the most important concepts in Hebrew life. But they understood family differently from our modern idea. In Hebrew culture, identity was derived primarily from being a part of a family, of being a part of something that was bigger than an
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) – The story of VeggieTales, the beloved Christian cartoon sow, can be summed up in a famed line from one of its creators' comedy paragons, "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail": "I'm not dead yet!"
Southwestern Seminary’s attempts to distance itself from its once-celebrated president come as a generation of younger Southern Baptists grapple with the legacy left by their predecessors.