A prominent religious journal has launched a movement encouraging pastors to refuse to perform marriages as representatives of the state. The concept is not entirely novel and isn’t just being proposed by conservatives. Americans should seriously consider it.
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RNS’ Jonathan Merritt and Sarah Pulliam Bailey interview popular pastor and author John Mark Comer as they explore this tricky topic. Comer believes sex is not just “play for grown-ups,” but a “joining of body and soul…in self-giving love.”
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.
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?
WWJD? According to a new poll, the iconic question is little more than a slogan on a bracelet for some Americans when it comes to abortion, gay marriage, the death penalty, and other social issues.
Pope Francis’ intense and broad popularity counters the idea that American society intrinsically despises and opposes Christians.
RNS’ Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Jonathan Merritt join Ed Stetzer of LifeWay Research and author Trevin Wax to discuss the future of evangelicalism.
Many Americans believe America is more exceptional than other nations. Is this claim true, and if so, should Christians shout it from their star-spangled rooftops?
The evangelical super-school responds to complaints about Mormon Glenn Beck’s sermon to students, saying that Beck may have had “born-again experience.”