(RNS) — In August 1619, “20, odd Negroes” in chains arrived aboard the English ship "The White Lion" in Point Comfort, Virginia, As we approach the 400th anniversary of that fateful day, Americans, our political and religious leaders are charged by the sacred text to
In Ethiopia, evangelicalism is growing at a faster rate than even the booming general population, already the second-largest in Africa and projected to exceed 112 million people by 2020.
(RNS) — More churches are using background checks that sift through more than 600 million felony, misdemeanor and traffic records, and perhaps most importantly, the nationwide sex offender registry. But experts say that may give churches and other religious groups a false sense of security
To experience the Bahamas -- where this year's Baptist World Alliance annual meeting was held -- means more than just hanging out on the beach. This is a country, after all, where income inequality means most citizens can’t afford to spend a week at one
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Western Recorder) -- Denver Copeland candidly says he is an "out of the box" pastor. His track record in almost three years shepherding Stithton Baptist Church gives evidence to that perspective.
Student Life Bible Camp's insurer is not liable for injuries suffered by a child who fell from a zip line at Windermere Baptist Conference Center, used by the camp, says a federal appeals court in reversing a lower court’s ruling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision that represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist.
Christian leaders in the U.S. are speaking out against Christian nationalism, joining an initiative spearheaded by BJC and signing on to a statement of opposition.
Former President Jimmy Carter, now in his mid-90s, has continued to teach a Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., usually twice a month. It’s an expression of what Carter has always considered his core calling, above even politics: that of a
Last week, Katy Perry took the stand before a civil jury in downtown Los Angeles as part of a five-year-old lawsuit and maintained that she was not familiar with Flame’s “Joyful Noise” (featuring Lecrae) when she created her 2013 hit “Dark Horse.”