PBS’s Billy Graham Documentary Captures Preacher’s Pull & Ambition

(RNS) — How did Billy Graham become the most famous evangelist in America? Does he deserve blame for paving the way for the religious right? How should we see his place in America’s political and spiritual history? The PBS series “American Experience” explores these questions in a fascinating two-hour documentary premiering Monday (May 17), offering […]


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An Answer To Rex Murphy’s Questions on Racism In Canada

The rise of violence against people of Asian descent has always been amongst us, but has been accelerated and is recently even more disturbing. Bloomberg news service indicated that Vancouver, based on reported incidents to police, has more reported instances of Asian discriminatory acts than the top 10 American cities. Indeed, by this measurement for […]


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The Debate Over Women Pastors is a Southern Baptist Smoke Screen

(RNS) — Over the past two weeks, Christian leaders and commentators have been setting news outlets and social media ablaze with arguments over women’s ordination, women as pastors, and women’s callings. It’s a long-running, on-again, off-again debate in Southern Baptist and other evangelical circles. The arguments rarely change, largely because the point of the blaze […]


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Liz Cheney, Ousted from Party Leadership, Invokes ‘Power of Faith’

WASHINGTON (RNS) — On the eve of her removal from the House Republican leadership for failing to back President Donald Trump’s attacks on the 2020 election, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney cited principles she insisted were foundational for many conservatives such as herself: the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and faith. In a defiant speech […]


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Christian Nationalism is a Barrier to Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19

(The Conversation) – While the majority of Americans either intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine or have already received their shots, getting White evangelicals to vaccination sites may prove more of a challenge – especially those who identify as Christian nationalists. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in February found White evangelicals to be the religious group least likely […]


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Women and African Americans Now More Likely to Leave the SBC, But So Is Everybody Else 

Though data shows declines across the board, departing members aren’t going far. RYAN BURGE|APRIL 7, 2021 06:00 AM Image: Ismael Paramo / Unsplash The Southern Baptist Convention has been faced with a string of prominent departures last few months. In December, several high-profile African American pastors left after denouncing a statement released by SBC seminary presidents that declared […]


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