In this issue of A Public Witness, we take you to church to hear from Democratic gubernatorial nominees Charlie Crist in Florida, J.B. Pritzker in Illinois, and Stacey Abrams in Georgia. And then we consider the problems emerging from this campaign tactic.
In this edition of A Public Witness, we explore the intentions behind First United Church of Oak Park’s unexpectedly controversial Lenten practice. We then explain how Turning Point USA sparked a phony controversy that disrupted the life of this Christian community.
Religious Americans are being sorted into two kinds of churches — megachurches, and minichurches. Half of the congregations in the United States have 65 people or fewer, while two-thirds of congregations have fewer than 100.
How Representative Adam Kinzinger, an evangelical Republican, decided to vote for impeachment — and start calling out his church
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The coronavirus has extinguished some traditional holiday cheer at the Illinois Capitol. There will be no Christmas tree nor any holiday displays inside or outside the building.
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to impose stay-at-home orders on churches in the battle against the coronavirus. A Baptist church was among those suing.
Illinois will allow small, safe worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a modified extension of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order that took effect Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- More than 1,000 leaders from the Midwest gathered to learn from local and national leaders in large-group sessions and 98 breakout sessions. The event, held every other year, is facilitated by Midwest state conventions and national SBC entities.
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.”
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.