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I Have Election Protesters & ‘Never Trumpers’ in My Pews. How Can We Move Forward Together?

(RNS) — I stepped into the pulpit on Jan. 10 feeling an extraordinary weight. Four days earlier, 11 miles from our church, some of those protesting the certification of the presidential election broke through glass, beat police with American flags, and precipitated the first incursion into the U.S. Capitol building since the War of 1812. […]

There Should Be No Pandemic Privilege for Religion

Brian Kaylor for the Missouri Independent Even before we are out of the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri’s lawmakers are considering bills that would make it more difficult to keep people safe in a future pandemic. And several bills would also upset our healthy church-state balance by carving out a special pandemic privilege for religious groups. As […]