The Southern Baptist Convention appeared more concerned with combating critical race theory than conspiracy theories.
Francesco Lepore likes to challenge the status quo. He now writes a general-interest column in Latin, with the latest on “Ioannes Biden” and “Vladimirum Putin.”
The establishment narrowly headed off a takeover attempt by a hard-right movement. Some backers of the losing candidate are now considering leaving altogether.
Many of New York City’s most outwardly gay-friendly parishes are concentrated in Manhattan, a center of both gay culture and efforts to build a gay-friendly Catholicism.
In a new podcast, women who left the Missionaries of Charity speak out.
Letting go of fantasies — political, spiritual or both — is much harder than you might think.
We’re worried that our community is obstructing the end of the pandemic.
Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.
Also a new book that examines the relationship between spirituality and stuff. Here’s what to expect.
John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.”
The secularization of America probably won’t reverse unless the intelligentsia gets religion.
A Christian “purity” movement in the 90s promoted a biblical view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.
The Christian “purity” movement promoted a strict view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, some followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.
More broadly, one new study found, “the politicization of religious freedom has infiltrated every level of the federal judiciary.”
“The risen but scarred body of Christ is the ultimate signifier of divine empathy.”
Last year, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. This Holy Week, local Christians are thronging the streets of the Old City.
The Rev. Rick Joyner has called on Christians to arm themselves for civil war. But his children would be on the other side.
With a churchgoing Democrat in the White House, faith becomes more complicated in America. Thank God.
The man accused of killing eight people at spas was a churchgoer who told officers he was addicted to sex. Parts of evangelical culture imply that sexual sins are more serious than others.
Social change can be pursued with mercy and hope.
Iraqi officials say the successful four-day visit is a testament to Iraqi capabilities and the battered country’s integral role in the region.
The first pope ever to visit Iraq, Francis voiced sorrow and hope for a shrunken Christian community that has suffered persecution, and preached fellowship among religions.
The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world.
The pope’s four-day trip is intended to nurture ties with Shiite Muslims and encourage a Christian population decimated by years of strife.
As the pope makes a three-day trip to Iraq, a look at images of the historic moment.
Pope Francis will arrive in a country whose ancient Christian towns are in danger of disappearing. In one, a Christian community’s survival may come at the expense of another minority group.
The trip is taking place despite concerns about the pandemic and security. Here’s a brief look at why Francis is visiting Iraq, what the trip will entail and what he hopes to achieve.
Pope Francis has said he is determined to visit the war-torn country. But some worry that the visit will become a superspreader event in a land where the virus still rages.
The decision comes as more cities and states require organizations to accept applications from L.G.B.T.Q. couples or risk losing government contracts.
In a fiery speech, the denomination’s president decried “fissures and failures and fleshly idolatries.”
Gates’s “The Black Church” recounts the foundational role of religion in the history of Black America.
Tens of thousands of Christian refugees, fleeing the violence in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been given a warm welcome by the residents of a sleepy Sudanese town: “We are brothers.”
An investigation found credible evidence of sexual misconduct spanning many years. Several massage therapists made accusations against Mr. Zacharias, who died last spring.
They are stars within one of the fastest-growing corners of American Christianity. Now, their movement is in crisis.
“Doomed Romance,” by Christine Leigh Heyrman, offers a window onto ambition and hypocrisy in the 19th-century American evangelical movement at a critical moment in its history.
Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Religious resentment has become a potent recruiting tool for the hard right.
President Biden, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his policies.
The new president elevates a liberal Catholicism that once seemed destined to fade away.
After a week of Trumpist mayhem, white evangelicals wrestle with what they’ve become.
A potent mix of grievance and religious fervor has turbocharged the support among Trump loyalists, many of whom describe themselves as participants in a kind of holy war.
Why do so many Republicans appear to be at war with both truth and democracy?
Opinion writers reflect on what readers had to say in 2020.
“The darkness seems pretty dark at the moment,” said one minister, who will preach about hope in the face of fear.
First-century Christians weren’t prepared for what a truly inclusive figure he was, and what was true then is still true today.
At churches like St. James in Louisville, Ky., services this Christmas will not have in-person choirs or orchestras. But music directors are finding ways to persevere.
A conversation about Christmas and faith’s role in building a “beloved community.”
Mindful of a history of persecution, members of the Waldensian Church have been at the forefront of a push to bring refugees from Syria to Italy.
A charismatic pastor helped build a megachurch favored by star athletes and entertainers — until some temptations became too much to resist.
Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.