ALMA, Ark. (BP) -- Carrie Jernigan recently took her kids shoe shopping for an upcoming family vacation. Her daughter, Harper, brought a pair of Avenger shoes to her for a friend with shoes that were too tight and had holes. She ended up buying all
In a new report released Monday (Dec. 16), the Pew Research Center analyzed nearly 50,000 sermons posted online by 6,431 churches this year to find out how long Christian clergy preach and the words they use that distinguish them from one another.
Leaders of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests criticized a Southern Baptist Convention entity’s fund-raising appeal that touts the denomination’s response to the scourge of sexual abuse in the church as “misleading and insensitive” to victims.
The Interfaith Calendar organization lists 15 religious holidays in December. Here is an explanation behind some of those holidays and why they are significant.
To understand what the first followers of Jesus believed about what happens after death, we need to read the New Testament in its own world — the world of Jewish hope, of Roman imperialism and of Greek thought.
A growing cluster of initiatives affiliated with faith-based institutions seek to advance their missions of justice by bringing renewable energy to low income communities.
It happened that Caesar Augustus ordered a census. Because of the census, it happened that Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem, which happened to be the village of their ancestry.
On Tuesday (Dec. 17), the state of Missouri installed a false god on top of the Capitol building. Or, at least that’s what a state representative claimed. But I wonder if the case should remind us of the difference between influence and worship.
Your last and perhaps most meaningful gift to your family is to clearly communicate how you wish to be remembered at your funeral or memorial service. By clearly communicating your funeral plans, you ease the strain and burden on family at this stressful time.
NAPERVILLE, Illinois (RNS) — Community Christian Church’s annual Christmas pageant includes all the classics: “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” “Away in a Manger.” And everyone's favorite sing-a-long: “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”