Polls say cranberry sauce is surprisingly divisive, side dishes vary by region, and gratitude for God’s blessings is still most important.
Author Archives: 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 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, 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.
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.”
In the refugee debate, many Christians are opting for facts over Bible verses. Here are three that some may have overlooked.
When trying to understand transgender issues, Christians should start with the personal, not political. Here’s a primer for believers to think about these matters more deeply.
The Catholic writer’s books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Here’s what fans can expect from his unpublished letters and partial manuscripts.
Less than a quarter of Americans — and Christians — avoid Halloween due to its pagan roots. This is good news.
The National Association of Evangelicals has officially supported capital punishment for more than 40 years. They are now backing away.
After Jefferson Bethke’s video garnered 30 million views, he became “YouTube famous.” He says that churches and Christians should use technology more effectively, but they should be careful not to abuse it.
We should celebrate the humility and courage it takes to say “I got that wrong.” But Christian leaders must ask how this situation might help them become more prudent in expressing their opinions going forward.