(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.
COLUMBIA, MO -- The Baptist Home Corporate Office announced on Friday (May 10) a gift of $150,000 from The Baptist Foundation of Mid-Missouri. The donation will be used for the construction of a new chapel on The Baptist Home-Ashland campus, slated to open this year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday (May 9) requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Graduates, families and friends gathered for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 65th commencement exercises May 3, comprising the seminary's largest graduating class.
Searching for church furniture, Iowa pastor Steve Klawonn discovered a warehouse that is not a normal for-profit American business. Rather, it is one of nine industrial sites owned by Iowa Prison Industries (IPI), a state-managed enterprise of Iowa’s Department of Corrections.
Scenes of Bible classes in public school could become increasingly common across the United States if other states follow Kentucky’s lead in passing Project Blitz legislation that encourages high schools to teach the Bible.
For the 21st straight year, the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is languishing with little hope of becoming law. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act alongside race, gender, religion and other categories.
A proposed bill would prohibit the use of anonymous names — such as John or Jane Doe — in any lawsuit involving the U.S. Constitution's "Establishment Clause" or the Missouri Constitution's religious freedom clauses. However, twice as many people testified against Billington's proposal as spoke for