(RNS) — While many people create religiously offensive works just to offend, the line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste can still be blurry.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The administration of Moody Bible Institute informed staff of The Moody Standard that, after 84 years, it it will close the newspaper, pointing to changing budget priorities.
KAMPALA, Uganda (RNS) — Recently, dozens of South Sudanese refugees gathered inside a tent at Imvepi Refugee Camp to thank God for enabling them to found a new church — one made partly possible by a new app that links preachers to Bible translations and theological resources.
(RNS) — Rachel Held Evans, a popular progressive Christian writer and speaker, died Saturday morning (May 4) at age 37 after a brief illness.
“Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” is a popular podcast that uses the seven-book series by author J.K. Rowling as the basis for discussions of virtues and for spiritual practices. The chance to discuss the series from a spiritual standpoint brought 300 fans to a live show last week in a sold-out auditorium at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library.
“Church can no longer simply be an experience to be passively consumed; rather, we are called into the participatory life of a community," wrote C. Christopher Smith in “Reading for the Common Good.” "Reading is a vital practice for helping our churches navigate this shift.”
(RNS) — “Amazing Grace,” the documentary about the making of what would become the best-selling live gospel album, spends 87 minutes giving viewers a chance to see the woman known just as Aretha go back to her roots.