(RNS) — With more than a billion people celebrating Diwali, which comes this year on Oct. 27, the festival is one of the largest and most significant religious observances around the world. But what is this Hindu holiday?
(WW) -- There are multiple truths that we all will learn as we seek to become faithful followers of God. One of those truths is that at some point we all will face distractions that intend to get us to trust in someone other than
A regional clinic across the river from Missouri reflects how both sides of the abortion divide are looking toward a landscape in which some states might ban abortions outright.
At first glance, the landscape of evangelical megachurches looks like a man’s world. But author Kate Bowler sees powerful women hiding in plain sight.
(WW) — A recent CNN piece explored how contemporary Christian music largely ignores contemporary moral concerns. But one line in the piece particularly caught my eye — and not in a good way.
HOUSTON (BP) -- Lance Barksdale was a 13-year-old pitcher in a baseball game in Jackson, Miss., and he wasn't happy with the home plate umpire. His moves attracted the attention - and wrath - of the man behind the plate, who - later - steered
To learn more about religion, just ask an atheist. That’s one takeaway from a recent Pew Research Center survey that asked Americans multiple-choice questions about religion.
(WW) – A prominent Christian activist and author urged a Kansas City, Missouri, audience to embrace social issues by getting closer to people who are hurting. Shane Claiborne keynoted a “social justice revival” on Sept. 22 at First Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As Eliud Kipchoge arrived back home in Nairobi on Wednesday (Oct. 16), citizens of his country pointed at a “hand of God” in his record-breaking, sub-two-hour run on Saturday in Vienna.
RICHMOND (BP) -- Andrew (Andy) N. Leininger, who served as a Christian worker in the former Soviet Union for 22 years, died in his home state of Missouri on October 13, 2019. He was 56.