Jonathan Merritt

About Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing editor for The Week. He has published more than 1500 articles in respected outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, National Journal, Christianity TodayThe Washington Post, and 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, MSNBC, Fox News, "60 Minutes" 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 is a sought after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches and was recently named one of "30 Influencers Reshaping Christian Leadership" by Outreach Magazine. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Twitter: @jonathanMerritt


Jesus is never mentioned in Psalms, but best-selling author Tim Keller sees him there

The New York Times best-selling author finds Jesus in book compiled centuries before Christ’s birth. “There are two ways to read the Bible,” Keller says. “The one way to read the Bible is that it’s basically about you. … Or you can read it as all about Jesus.”

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