Half of Protestant pastors say they preach to their churches about domestic and sexual violence, an increase from four years ago, when only a third said they raised the issue, a new survey shows.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
What do Christians do when they learn the person they trusted to teach them about God actually is a predator? What if the faith leader they admired turns out to be more scoundrel than saint?
By Cathleen Falsani / Religion News Service
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption” follows the story of Olympian and World War II prisoner Louis Zamperini, who returned home a hero but nearly saw his life and marriage ruined. A visit to the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles changed his life forever.
By Michael Foust / Baptist Press
Religious people tend to be more charitable than their nonreligious counterparts, but they’ll think twice about opening their wallets if it prolongs their next big purchase, according to new research from Baylor University.
By Eric M. Eckert / Baylor University
America has become increasingly divided by politics in recent years. So have its Protestant churches, research shows.
By Bob Smietana / LifeWay Research
Aretha Franklin, who began her singing career with gospel music and later was crowned the “Queen of Soul,” died Aug. 16 after battling a range of health issues. She was 76.
A microbiologist reflects on the problem of evil in human diseases. (via Christianity Today)
By Rebecca Randall / Christianity Today
“I became suspicious that we don’t have each other’s back. I thought we did.” She kept thinking of white believers: “If you voted for Trump, then his racism was just not a deal-breaker for you. When push comes to shove, I feel like you threw me under the bus.” (via Religion & Politics)
By Melanie McAlister / Religion & Politics
Americans increasingly are sympathetic to service refusals by bakers, caterers, florists and other small business owners with conservative religious beliefs. (via Christianity Today)
By Morgan Lee / Christianity Today
Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop ADHD, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say excessive screen time can damage the soul, as well.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
For some Americans, dropping a check into the offering plate at church is a bit like having a Discover Card. They expect a cash-back bonus.
Fewer adults are attending religious services in the United States, but not necessarily because they don’t believe.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service