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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 ...

Kate Sheppard

Evangelicals Urge Rick Scott To Act On Climate Change As A 'Pro-Life' Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

A group of evangelical Christians is taking to the airwaves in Florida to urge Republican Gov. Rick Scott to take action on climate change, arguing th...

Changing Marriage Laws Won't Change the Hearts and Minds of Evangelicals

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

More and more evangelical conservatives are rethinking their position on gay marriage because they've discovered that, no matter what their theological convictions may be about marriage and sexuality, these beliefs need not dictate legislation over our pluralistic nation.

Left Behind

Martin Marty | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

When movies with biblical or Christian themes (e.g., the recent Noah) get panned, one hears instant charges that they are regarded as bad simply because they treat such themes.

What Happened When Tony Campolo's Son 'Came Out' As Humanist

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Bart Campolo decided he was no longer a Christian after being injured in a bike accident in 2011. But he waited until last Thanksgiving to break...

LISTEN: Rapture Rhapsody: Is 'Left Behind' Really A Christian Movie?

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

Welcome to the HuffPost Religion Podcast All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All Together offers a unique perspect...

Nobody Is Getting Left Behind (Because the Rapture Is Never, Ever Going to Happen)

Zack Hunt | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

While the idea of believers being "caught up in the air" is mentioned, it is metaphorically describing the Second Coming. Paul is not claiming, nor even implying that Christians will disappear before all hell breaks loose on earth. In fact, the very idea of the rapture is antithetical to the narrative of scripture.

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

Creating Creationists: Cutting Out the Middle in the Science-Religion Dialogue

David Briggs | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The debate about whether science and religion are adversaries often misses the fact that many people are comfortable both with their faith and the idea God plays a role in the universe.

The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

I had the opportunity in April of this year to join a group traveling to the Dominican Republic to minister to their "ultra-poor." My expectation was that we would be able to provide some needed food and supplies. What I never expected was to cross the path of a woman who towered above we visiting Americans in passion, heart and character.

This Female, Evangelical Candidate Could Win Brazil Presidency

Reuters | By Anthony Boadle | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

BRASILIA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are tantalizingly close to electing one of their own as presiden...

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.

Is Adoption Good? Rick Warren Meets Kim Kardashian

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Frank Ligtvoet

We started to question adoption. Is adoption, we thought, not often a definitive solution for temporary problems? If these problems were more seriously addressed by social services and with less time pressure, would these adoptions have been necessary?

¿Cuánto Cuesta? Evangélicos and Climate Change Inaction

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

As an evangelical, I believe that "I am my brother's and sister's keeper." That means that I have a moral responsibility to protect those closest to me, as well as my "neighbors" around the world.

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: A Response to Our Critics

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Unfortunately, the arguments leveled against us by our critics had little to do with our mission. Instead, we faced mischaracterizations that bore only a passing resemblance to our statement of belief, and even faced some misguided attacks on our personal standing as evangelical Christians.

The Surprising Friendship Between Billy Graham And Bono

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

Billy Graham has had many high-profile friends over the years, and among them is U2 frontman and international rockstar Bono. Bono is open abou...