WASHINGTON (RNS) An outside watchdog group hired to investigate sex abuse claims at Bob Jones University issued its 300-page report on Thursday (December 11), concluding that the conservative Christian school responded poorly to many students who were survivors of sexual assault or abuse.
(RNS) Husband-and-wife Pentecostal ministers who own a wedding chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, refused to marry same-sex couples after a recent court ruling, and the American Civil Liberties Union says that’s OK—as long as the chapel only operates as a religious establishment.
The embattled General Theological Seminary will keep its controversial dean and is prepared to reinstate the majority of its faculty.
In late September, eight full-time professors quit teaching classes and attending official seminary meetings or chapel services until they could sit down with the seminary board to discuss concerns about the seminary’s dean, Kurt Dunkle.
(RNS) Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who has been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego that alienated his most devoted followers, resigned from his Seattle church Tuesday (October 14), according to a document obtained by RNS.
NEW YORK (RNS) Days ahead of an annual conference in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the founder of the Hillsong music and church empire is facing strict scrutiny for what he knew about sex abuse allegations lodged against his father.
Nearly the entire full-time faculty at the Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary is battling with the school’s leadership, although the sides do not agree on whether the professors quit, were fired, or staged a walkout.
Responding to a real or perceived gap between science and faith, ten Christian U.S. seminaries will receive a combined $1.5 million in grants to include science in their curricula, the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced October 8.
(RNS) When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs—and most of them are—many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite sports team or the golden ticket in the lottery, according to a new survey.
NEW YORK (RNS) Nearly the entire full-time faculty at the Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary is battling with the school’s leadership, although neither side agrees whether the professors quit, were fired or staged a walkout.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, led by author and speaker Tim Keller, has partnered with a nondenominational Reformed seminary to form a campus in New York City in 2015.
While many seminaries are still suffering declining revenues since the economic crisis of 2008, Reformed Theological Seminary, based in Jackson, Mississippi, has succeed in building campuses in major cities.
NEW YORK (RNS) Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to head a national branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, announced Tuesday (September 23) that she will not seek a second nine-year term in office.