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Religious Freedom Is Under Attack -- But Not How You Think

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

With the Supreme Court's Holly Lobby decision, an ugly piece of history is being repeated. Religion is being used as a tool to take away freedom. Discrimination is not Christian. Discrimination is sin.

Have Gay Groups Set Their Own Trap With a Religious Exemption in ENDA?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

ENDA would allow a Catholic hospital or school to fire a lesbian nurse or janitor or cafeteria cashier simply on the basis of her sexual orientation. That is a much broader exemption than allowed for any other group under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And it's abhorrent.

Rick Warren To Pastors: 'Behind Every Ministry, There Is Private Pain'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

BALTIMORE (RNS) Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide last year, megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged Southern Baptist pastors on Monday (...

Rick Warren: 'The Answer Is Easter'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Rick Warren has spent the last year grappling with the loss of his son, Matthew, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound five days after Easter. ...

'Let Us Never Give Up'

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

"Let us not close our hearts. Let us not lose confidence. Let us never give up. " Pope Francis This week, as I watched the video of the historic, sac...

Jaweed Kaleem

Pastor Rick Warren's Massive Response To Son's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Every day since his son Matthew died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound nearly a year ago, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has found himself ...

Jaweed Kaleem

After Son's Suicide, Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren Launches Major Mental Health Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

Every day since his son Matthew died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound nearly a year ago, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has found himself ...

An Open Letter to Christians: You're Hurting Gay People and That Ain't Right

Kelly James Clark | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

From Arizona and Kansas to Uganda and Nigeria, U.S. evangelicals are exporting a gospel of hate that incites discrimination, suffering, incarceration and violence against gays.

Rick Warren Begins Mental Health Ministry A Year After Son's Suicide

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A year after his son's suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired...

Rick Warren Goes All Out For 'Son Of God' Premiere

Religious News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the pr...

It's Not About You

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Christians need to be focused on living their life the way God commanded his followers to so that they may be a part of his Kingdom of Heaven for eternity.

Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

2013 was a huge year for religion news. The transition of power in the Vatican, church state issues in the United States, and religious tension in the...

Pastor Rick Warren Opens Up About Son's Suicide

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Influential pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church opened up to HuffPost Live about his new faith-based weight loss book, "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days T...

Rick Warren Says Birth Control Mandate Is 'Like Making A Jewish Deli Sell Pork'

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Rick Warren, the noted evangelical Christian pastor and writer, said Wednesday that a provision in the Affordable Care Act requiring businesses to pro...

Why This Presbyterian Signed an Open Letter From the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.

Matt Redman Wins Big At Dove Awards

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Matt Redman won a leading six trophies Tuesday night at the Dove Awards, and TobyMac w...

7 Ways to Step Back From the Brink of Divorce

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Darryl A. Cobbin

I'm going to make mistakes and I do my best to learn from them. I have forgiven myself because I believe that marriage is mostly about growth and growth requires change and change often comes with pain.

Rick Warren Posts Offensive Facebook Photo

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren received backlash from Asian American Christians after he posted a Facebook photo depicting a Red Guard during China’s...

Rick Warren Speaks Out On Son's Suicide

Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

In their first media interview since the suicide of their son, Matthew, Rick and Kay Warren spoke exclusively to CNN's Piers Morgan about the resilien...

Christians In Middle East Slam Plans For Strike

Religion News Service | SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wedn...

Why This Rabbi Went to Church Last Sunday

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Rabbis don't make it a practice to attend church. When I read that Rick and Kay Warren would be returning to Saddleback after their son Matthew's tragic suicide however, I resolved to go.

Rick Warren: "God Knows What It's Like To Lose A Son"

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES -- Nearly four months after his son's suicide, popular pastor Rick Warren returned to the pulpit Saturday afternoon at the Southern Califo...

The End of Exodus Doesn't Mean the End of 'Ex-Gay' Movements

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Exodus taught that gays and lesbians could either change or repress their sexual attractions through a process of prayer and counseling. So its disappearance is a major change in the ex-gay ministry landscape. But the ideas behind Exodus' ministry continue to thrive.

The Warren Tragedy: Is This A Time For Cruelty?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

No matter your religion, your politics, your sexual orientation, your views on Rick Warren's views, please, be guided by the one value we all understand to be central to our lives: compassion.

Jaweed Kaleem

Matthew Warren Used Unregistered Gun Bought Online In Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

Matthew Warren, the son of evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren who committed suicide last week, killed himself with an unregistered gun he had b...