Nicholas Sparks says faith in God influences his life, books, and even his 11th feature film, “The Choice.”
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.
Russell Moore has received much attention as head of Southern Baptists’ political arm. But some denominational leaders are criticizing his job performance.
Do Christian voters like Donald Trump because he’s “manly?” And just what does that word mean anyway?
The Barna Group has released a sweeping study of pornography usage and attitudes in America. How concerned should we be?
Dean Parker is a “born-again Christian” who has served as Ben Carson’s finance chairman. He resigned today amid reports that he had run an excessive campaign of “big spending.”
Rubio says he tries to let his faith in Jesus “influence me in everything that I do.” Is this message too little, too late for religious voters in Iowa?
Books and films on heaven and near-death experiences came under scrutiny in 2015. Theologian Scot McKnight says that the topic has become muddled with myths and extra-biblical notions.
Wheaton students and faculty often brag that they are the “Harvard of evangelicalism.” Now the school must decide to what extent that is true.
As an adult coloring book craze sweeps America, Christian publishers see an opportunity for helping consumers engage the Bible in new ways.