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Jesus Concerned About The Poor? You Must Be Joking, Says The Christian Right

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

When President Obama used the occasion of the National Prayer Breakfast to say that for the fortunate to pay a little more to help the less fortunate "coincides" with Jesus' teachings, he must have touched a nerve.

The Saving Grace Of Gospel

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Vy Higginsen was born and raised in Harlem and graduated from college in the 1970s, quickly rising through the ranks in the urban magazine world -- as...

A Visit With Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch

Mark Joseph | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Although he still tours, Andrae Crouch's first responsibility these days, after the death of his parents and brother, is pastoring the church they founded. I try to visit every so often and always leave inspired.

The Nerd Gospel

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

No degree of social savvy makes someone immune to insecurity, doubt, emotional struggle or even an occasional case of the "nerds." Our faith communities should be the place where each of us is most comfortable exploring that inner nerd.

WATCH: Dolly Parton Talks Dinner Rolls, Joyful Noise

Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

In the new movie "Joyful Noise," Dolly Parton shows off her arm while pelting Queen Latifah with dinner rolls. "I was banging her pretty good," Parton...

12 'Stellar' Gospel Songs For 2012

Tony Lee | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Tony Lee

In this new year I have been reflecting on the songs that have been in constant rotation in my heart and in my iPod. I felt there was no better time to share them than during this awards season.

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Rollins says that Jesus' cry from the cross was a point at which he experienced "a profoundly personal, painful existential atheism."

The Gospel According to Hypocrisy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, "Blessed are the negative in spirit: for they shall find fault with just about everyone and everything. Blessed are they who judge others: for they are entitled and superior."

When Legislating Morality Falls Short

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The fear at the heart of the public's down-vote is that the rights of the unborn are being placed above those of those they already know. And that's simply not a sacrifice many are willing to make.

Jesus, Penn State, And The Second Mile

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Instead of flipping cars, why not flip onto its head a culture that allows good people to be silent in the face of the abuse of children?

Gospel Legend Jessy Dixon Dies In Chicago At 73

AP | By HERBERT G. McCANN | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Si...

Is God A Novelist?

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

What good fiction does whether it's a Bible story, a fairytale, a popular children's serie, or a detective thriller is to invite the reader to identify with a flawed human being who faces harrowing choices and odds.

Celebrating The Interruption Of Death

Shane Claiborne | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

It is this dual conviction that no one is above reproach and that no one is beyond redemption that lies at the heart of our faith. Undoubtedly it's why the early Christians were characterized by non-violence.

Does This TV Star Look Christ-Like To You?

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

The team behind the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak's "Godspell" announced today that Hunter Parrish, of Showtime's "Wee...

Chicago Gospel-Singing Legend Dies At 89

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend...

Singing Out for Peace with Sweet Honey and the Rock

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"In Central Africa, people believe the rain forest is God," says Ysaye, "And they chant to imitate the God inside."

Author Uncovers The Truth Of The Gospel Using The Zodiac

Yahoo! News | PRWeb – Fri, Jul 1, 2011 | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

Coming from the word “zoad,” meaning ladder, pathway, or steps, the zodiac has been looked upon by multitudes for ages. In Eternal Destinies as Re...

Called To A Larger View Of Life

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

A larger view of life, as seen through the eyes of Jesus, informs us that the life of a homeless person begging on the street corner is just as sacred as the life of a president of the state.

Jam, Eat, Shop: The Jazz Fest Weekend Experience

Stephanie Keller | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

In true New Orleans fashion, the food was exceptional, especially by festival standards, offering local staples and fair ground oddities like soft shell crab po' boys, boiled crawfish and muffulettas.

Mary Mary: Their Sound and Message Are Truly Something Big

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

For gospel/R&B stars Mary Mary, their spirit-filled messages are always clear. Although Something Big travels mostly in R&B and pop sonic territories, the duo hold firmly to their gospel roots.

The Heretical Rob Bell And Why Love Wins

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

They called him a Universalist. A wolf in sheep's clothing. A false prophet. A radical. Dangerous. And more than a few have labeled Bell a heretic. But that's the good news.

Matthew 5:22: The Forgotten Gospel Passage On Name-Calling

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

It's especially important to hear Jesus's words in our digital age, when snarky blogs, terrible texting, snotty Facebook posts and mean-spirited Tweets can cause serious harm.

The Tragic Paradox Of Christian Jerks

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

I would suggest that what will fascinate people to consider the gospel of Christ will ultimately be how we live our lives.

George Beverly Shea, 102 Years Old, To Receive Lifetime Grammy Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Prominent Gospel singer and longtime Billy Graham associate George Beverly Shea will receive a Lifetime Ac...

Music: Mavis Staples Shines, Fitz & Tantrums Party

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Two soul-inflected concerts this week to catch you up on. MAVIS STAPLES *** out of **** Bell House in Brooklyn Mavis Staples has been testifying to ...