(RNS) — A rash of attacks on churches in Burkina Faso is exposing the growing challenge of containing Islamist violence across Africa’s Sahel region.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Owen Strachan, criticized the denomination’s president and a popular Bible teacher for suggesting it can be okay for a woman to preach.
An aide to Pope Francis has shimmied down a Rome manhole in order to restore electricity for hundreds of homeless people living in an unused state-owned building.
(RNS) — According to religious leaders, virtually no faith community has been spared violence. In response, faith leaders across the country are putting their heads together to help protect their congregations — and to do so, they’re increasingly crossing denominational lines.
How does faith-based film, which grew by catering to Christian audiences who feel underrepresented, grapple with mainstream acceptance? And if the industry really does have ambitions of reaching secular audiences, will it be able to let go of its grudge against them?
A North Carolina Baptist minister arrested last week for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor now faces a federal indictment stemming from an ongoing joint investigation by local authorities and the FBI.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators, according to a report released May 9.
(RNS) — While many people create religiously offensive works just to offend, the line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste can still be blurry.
As we study some of those who joined the Apostle Paul in his missionary journeys we find an interesting variety of people with a single devotion to Christ. Uniformity is found in their faith but not in their social standing or religious credentials.
Christian teens in the U.S. turn to their moms more than others when in need of guidance, advice or spiritual conversation, according to a Barna Group report published May 7.