As online worship becomes more common in some churches, leaders within the United Methodist Church are debating whether the denomination should condone online Communion.
Published in Faith & Culture
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:00

COMMENTARY: Competing in the free market

If local newspapers are dying, where will we get the trustworthy news we need to be responsible citizens, neighbors and economic contributors?
Published in 2012 Archives
Conservative Presbyterians launched a new denomination on Jan. 19, saying that the Presbyterian Church (USA) is too consumed by internal conflicts and bureaucracy to nurture healthy congregations.
Published in 2012 Archives

It’s time for religion to lose its special treatment in the Constitution and in tax codes.

Published in 2012 Archives

The Washington National Cathedral will need “tens of millions of dollars” over “numerous years” to repair extensive damage to the nation’s second-largest church following an Aug. 23 earthquake, church officials have said.

Published in 2011 Archives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Officials of the Southern Baptist Convention say they were the victims of a hoax in which a group claiming to be the denomination’s Executive Committee announced it had started to support gay marriage.

Published in 2011 Archives

WASHINGTON (RNS) -- We may never know why bad things happen to good people, but most Americans -- except evangelicals -- reject the idea that natural disasters are divine punishment, a test of faith or some other sign from God, according to a recent poll.

Published in 2011 Archives
WASHINGTON (RNS) -- As churches and denominations in the United States slog through divisive arguments over homosexuality, many Protestant progressives have sought to claim the historical and moral high ground by aligning their cause with abolitionism. But while there are striking parallels, historians caution that important differences emerge upon close examination.
Published in 2010 Archives

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) -- Two parents charged with criminally negligent homicide in the faith-healing death of their teenage son will ask a judge to dismiss the charges because they followed the advice of state child welfare workers.

Published in 2010 Archives
WASHINGTON (RNS) -- The H1N1 flu pandemic is shaking up religious communities and disrupting worship life. But when does caution veer into paranoia? And what is lost when faith becomes fear?
Published in 2010 Archives
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