Emily McFarlan Miller
Religion News Service
As United Church of Christ Takes on Race and LGBTQ Issues, Consensus Reigns
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Already, several evangelical denominational meetings have grabbed headlines this summer as they discussed critical race theory, the ordination of those who identify as gay and the Doctrine of...
Presbyterian Church in America Leaders Say Those Who Identify as Gay Are Not Qualified for Ordination
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Last week, pastors and church leaders in the Presbyterian Church in America passed an overture at its General Assembly saying those who identify as gay are not qualified for ordination.
Evangelical Covenant Church Joins List of Protestant Denominations Rebuking Doctrine of Discovery
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The Evangelical Covenant Church has become the latest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to reject the Doctrine of Discovery, the theological justification that allowed the discovery and...
Lutheran World Federation Elects First Female General Secretary to Lead Global Communion
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The Lutheran World Federation has elected the first woman as its next general secretary.
Wheaton College Rewords Plaque Calling Indigenous People in Mission Field 'Savage'
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Wheaton College is rewording a plaque on its campus that referred to Indigenous people as “savage Indians.”
Franklin Graham Urges Evangelicals to Get Vaccinated Before it's 'Too Late'
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
In an interview with Axios over the weekend, evangelist Franklin Graham encouraged evangelical Christians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
United Methodist Pastor's Podcast 'Cross Over Q' Challenges Qanon, Comforts Its Victims
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
In late January, United Methodist clergyman Vicar Derek Kubilus launched a podcast called Cross Over Q to open a conversation about QAnon with his fellow Christians, who number among Q's adherents.
Prominent Georgia Church Leaves United Methodist Church over Pastor's Reassignment
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The largest United Methodist church in the Atlanta metropolitan region is leaving the denomination over the reassignment of its lead pastor.
Spotlights Korean American Faith and the Role of the Church
Monday, April 26, 2021
Minari tells the story of the Yi family, a Korean American family that moves to an Arkansas farm, depicted as a kind of Eden, in search of the American dream. Along the way, they interact with a...
Likes and Prayers: Facebook Tests New 'Prayer Post' Feature
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Facebook has reportedly introduced a new prayer post feature. The function will allow members of Facebook groups to ask for and respond to prayer requests.
Taylor University Announces D. Michael Lindsay As New President
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
On Tuesday, Taylor University announced that D. Michael Lindsay, outgoing president of Gordon College, will become the next president of the Indiana-based Christian liberal arts school.
Trump Prophet Jeremiah Johnson Ends Ministry, Saying, ‘We Need to Humble Ourselves’
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Prophetic pastor Jeremiah Johnson announced this week that he will be ending his ministry after he incorrectly prophesized that Donald Trump would win re-election.
United Methodists Reschedule Meeting — And Decision on Splitting — Again
Friday, February 26, 2021
The United Methodist Convention has once again pushed back their general conference meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches Get Ready for Ash Wednesday in a Pandemic
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
An ecumenical group of clergy, theologians, liturgical scholars and public health experts recently released guidelines for safely observing Ash Wednesday, which falls this year on Feb. 17,...
Annual March For Life Goes Virtual amid COVID-19, Unrest at US Capitol
Monday, January 18, 2021
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, the annual March For Life has been moved online.
Hymn Database Sees Spike as Christians Worship at Home in 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
The most popular hymn on the database as the year draws to a close is "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty."
Jentezen Franklin, Trump Adviser and Prominent Georgia Pastor, Positive for COVID-19
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Prominent pastor and unofficial faith adviser to President Donald Trump, Jentezen Franklin, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Progressive United Methodists Announce New Denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion
Thursday, December 3, 2020
On Sunday, a group of progressive United Methodists announced that they are forming a new Methodist denomination, the Liberation Methodist Connexion.
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Chinese Authorities Interrupt Zoom Church Service, Order Pastor to Stop Preaching
School Can Require Christian Teacher to Use Transgender Pronouns and Names, Judge Rules
Japanese Christian Groups Call for 1 Million Hours of Prayer during Tokyo Olympics
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