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The Competitive Spirits of Latin America

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Religious economy with its focus on the dynamics of competition gives insight into the larger Latin American trends confirmed by the new Pew survey.

Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations

David Briggs | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.

The Conspicuous Absence of Biblical Values in the Immigration Debate

Zack Hunt | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

While we are quick to appeal to biblical values in order to marginalize others, when that same Bible calls us to love those folks we want to marginalize, all of our talk about biblical values suddenly and conspicuously disappears.

Evangelicals Split Over Obama's Immigration Action

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders ...

The Cast Of Mark Burnett And Roma Downey's Latest Bible Series 'A.D.' Revealed

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

Hollywood producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are giving fans a sneak peek at the cast of their highly-anticipated television series, “A.D.” ...

Hollywood Pastor's 'World Adoption Day' Effort Gets A $4 Million Crowdfunded Boost

Forbes | Evan Kirkpatrick | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion

The first ever “World Adoption Day” is set for November 9th, 2014. The brainchild of entrepreneurial pastor, Hank Fortener, the campaign also incl...

Billy Graham Turns 96

AP | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Forget about another big birthday blowout for the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham plans to celebrate his 96th birthday Friday with...

LISTEN: What Was The Faith Factor In The 2014 Midterms

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

White Evangelicals Showed Up En Masse For The Midterm Elections, Helping To Tip The Scales For The GOP

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

White Evangelicals turned up at the polls in large numbers on Tuesday, playing a key role placing Congress in the hands of the Republican Party. Ev...

Evangelical Myth Won. Wall Street Won. The Banks Won. America Lost.

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Since the economy has rebounded, health care reform has worked, all that remained for the GOP was to lie. And since the base of the GOP is white aging southern evangelicals the GOP was in luck. These are easy folks to lie to.

An Evangelical Alternative To Halloween

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

Every Halloween, some conservative evangelical churches across the United States offer thrill seekers a faith-based alternative to the haunted house...

The Day Jesus Redefined Marriage

Zack Hunt | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

The thought behind the outcry being that marriage has always been the exact same institution ever since the dawn of time or at least since the dawn of the Bible. Same-sex marriage, it is argued, is a radical departure from this unbroken tradition. But does the Bible actually present "marriage as an unchanging picture?"

The No. 1 Reason Teens Keeps the Faith as Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Mothers and fathers who practice what they preach and preach what they practice are far and away the major influence related to adolescents keeping the faith into their 20s, according to new findings from a landmark study of youth and religion.

Russell Moore Denounces 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment tha...

Southern White Evangelical Decline

Martin Marty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

"Southern Evangelicals Dwindling--and Take the GOP Edge With Them" screams a headline in the online Atlantic. I'll exegete the meaning of the first three words of that headline, and leave the last seven to prognosticators, politicians, and pollsters.

This Prominent Evangelical Ethicist Is Now Pro-LGBT

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) At a moment when American churches and politicians are warring over gay rights and same-sex marriage, each side needs every soldier it ...

Evangelical American Extremists in the Middle East Are a Danger to Us All

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians?

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

Evangelical Nonprofits Have Dismal Record At Hiring Women Into Top Positions

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children...

Pastafarians Go Mainstream

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Given their antic and piratical culture, not to mention their tendency to pray "In the Name of the Pasta, and of the Sauce, and of the Holy Meatballs," I asked Desky if Pastafarians should be regarded as authentic worshipers of His Spaghettiness or just in it for the, uh, saucy fun.

Mark Driscoll's Children Caught In The Crossfire

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Mark Driscoll is back. Sort of. Days after stepping down as head of Seattle’s Mars Hill megachurch, Driscoll spoke briefly Monday (Oct. 20)...

Televangelist Reportedly Urged Vasectomies, Abortion

AP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shu...

Pentecostal Titans Macedo and Malafaia Square Off in Brazilian Elections

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Pentecostal presidential candidate Marina Silva didn't make it into the runoff against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but her charismatic faith remains a significant factor in the final round of voting.

Bible Video Game Features King David Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Motherboard | EMANUEL MAIBERG | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

Business-wise, it's not a bad idea. If Christian rock bands like P.O.D. and Creed can release multi-platinum records, and Mel Gibson can make more tha...

Who Knew I'd Write a Book on Atheism and Jesus That Would Help a Jew Connect More Deeply With His Jewish Spirituality?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Who knew I'd write a book that would help a Jew connect more deeply with his Jewish spirituality? "I heard my rabbi better this year as I fasted and ...