If U2’s faith is a secret, like a writer for The New Yorker asserted, it is one of the worst kept ones in the global music industry today.
Author Archives: Jonathan Merritt
About Jonathan Merritt
Jonathan is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a regular contributor to The Week. He has published more than 1000 articles in respected outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, National Journal, Christianity Today, The Washington Post, and CNN.com. Jonathan is author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined and A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. His first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet, was called "a must-read for churchgoers" by Publisher's Weekly.
As a respected Christian voice, Jonathan regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets. Jonathan has been interviewed by ABC World News, NPR, CNN, PBS, Fox News, Slate, Politico, and The New York Times. He serves on the advisory board for Religion News Service, America's largest provider of news about religion and spirituality.
Jonathan first entered the public eye when a classroom epiphany prompted him to organize a national coalition of Christian leaders who care about the creation. Since then, he's been on the front lines of pressing cultural conversations from poverty to orphan care. He is a member of the national board of directors for Bethany Christian Services, America's largest adoption agency. Outreach magazine recently named Jonathan one of 30 influencers reshaping Christian leadership.
Jonathan has become a sought after speaker by colleges, seminaries, churches and conferences on cultural and religious issues. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.
He resides in Brooklyn, NY.
The California arm of America’s largest Protestant denomination expels a pro-gay congregation. The national Convention is likely to follow suit next week.
One education expert says Christians have a moral obligation to help improve America’s schools. She offers practical advice for parents and churches.
We’re now facing a perennial issue where activists on both sides of this debate expect to be invited to every party and demand to be heard in whatever forum they choose.
A popular Christian blogger says evangelicals have created a domesticated, American Jesus. But is he just making the same old liberal arguments we’ve heard for decade.
The billionaire fast food mogul dies at 93. He remained true to his religious roots even when it cost him personally.
A Christian social entrepreneur says that our choices–when we say “yes” or “no”–has the power to change the course of our lives.
Could it be that the exodus of young people from the church and metastasizing negative perceptions of Christians among non-believers is actually a good thing?
The Seattle pastor comes out swinging in his latest book, scolding American Christians for their couch-surfing slacktivism. Says we live in a “social-media-hyper-narcisstic-ego-self-centered world.”