Emily McFarlan Miller
Religion News Service
Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Speaks Out after Coronavirus Diagnosis
Thursday, March 26, 2020
After testing positive for the coronavirus, Hillsong Church NYC pastor Carl Lentz is urging people to take the pandemic seriously.
James MacDonald Returns to Pulpit for First Time since Ouster from Harvest Bible Chapel
Monday, March 23, 2020
James MacDonald is set to preach, via video, for the first time since being ousted from his Harvest Bible Chapel church last year.
Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk
Written to Encourage Christian Voters
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Eugene Cho talks about the 10 commandments of engaging in politics in his book Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk and about a better way for Christians to take on the subject in a contentious election year.
Minnesota Methodists Say Rebooting Churches Can Be Helpful but Comes with Peril
Monday, February 3, 2020
After struggling to stay afloat, a Minnesota church chose to change its approach. The church pulled out pews installed by members’ grandparents. They cancelled events like an annual turkey dinner,...
United Methodist Clergywomen Ask Church to Reopen Sexual Misconduct Case against Elder
Friday, January 24, 2020
United Methodist Clergywomen are urging the UMC to reopen a sexual misconduct case against an elder saying that the victims got no justice.
Wheaton Mental Health Summit Remembers Jarrid Wilson's 'Legacy of Hope'
Monday, December 9, 2019
About 400 ministry leaders filled a sold-out auditorium at the Billy Graham Center for GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and...
John Crist’s Netflix Special, Book on Hold amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Friday, November 8, 2019
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed that Christian comedian John Crist’s Netflix special, entitled “I Ain’t Prayin’ for That,” is now up in the air.
One Year Before Election, Christian Leaders Cross Divides to Call for Respect
Friday, November 1, 2019
This Sunday (Nov. 3) marks exactly one year until the 2020 U.S. presidential election. And Christian leaders across theological and political divides are kicking off an initiative called “Golden...
United Methodists Float Plans to Split Denomination after LGBTQ Vote
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The United Methodist Church’s deadline for petitions for its next global meeting passed Wednesday (Sept. 18), setting the terms for a final reckoning with LGBTQ issues that have divided the...
For Anxious Young Adults, Religion Can Be a Wellness Tool, Says New Study
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Lieryn Barnett sometimes is so depressed, all she wants to do is sleep, she said.
Dinner Church Movement Sets the Table for Food, Faith and Friendships
Friday, August 30, 2019
On a near-perfect late summer evening, about a dozen people gathered on a picnic blanket in Chicago’s Palmer Square Park, spread between kids playing on playground equipment and young adults...
ELCA Declares Self a ‘Sanctuary Church Body,’ Marches to ICE Building in Milwaukee
Friday, August 9, 2019
More than 500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses outlining his grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Christian Book Distributors Drops CBD Initials to Avoid Cannabis Confusion
Friday, July 19, 2019
A popular Christian bookseller is changing its name after a deluge of requests for cannabis-related products.
5 Faith Facts about the Moon Landing: Space Communion and a Prayer League of Its Own
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Where humans go, faith seems to follow. It’s no less true of NASA’s first manned mission to land on the moon, when astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins made their way...
Michael W. Smith, Kevin Jonas to Start Music Center, Label at Liberty University
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith hopes to share the secrets of his success with students at Liberty University this coming fall.
UCC General Synod Endorses Green New Deal
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The United Church of Christ has signed on for the Green New Deal.
Hispanic Evangelical Group Offers to House Migrant Children in Churches
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The head of the largest Hispanic evangelical Christian network in the United States announced it will offer to work with the Trump administration to provide resources and shelter to migrant...
'Who Will Be Our Rachel Now?’ Progressive Christians Reflect on Movement Without Held-Evans
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
When the Rev. Emmy Kegler heard her friend Rachel Held Evans had died earlier this month after a sudden illness, she offered a prayer. Then Kegler got together with other friends who had known...
Christian news headlines from the United States and around the world
Taylor Swift Continues to Shine Light and Joy as TIME's 2023 Person of the Year
Brenda Lee's Timeless Hit 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' Makes History with First-Ever No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 after 65 Years
8 Prayers to Pray over Israel this Year as Hanukkah Begins
Muslims in Gaza Come to Christ after Seeing Jesus in Dreams, Report Says: It Was a ‘Miracle’
Florida State Quarterback Jordan Travis Faces Season-Ending Injury with Acceptance of God's Plan
Prioritizing the Value of Family
Grace and Forgiveness Still Speak Volumes
Conjuring Courageous Faith in the Face of Fear
Determine to be a Source of Light in a Dark and Confusing World
Love Illuminates the Truth Darkness Attempts to Confuse
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