The author of The Once and Future Church was part of the shift to looking at congregations in their contexts—not just the church in general.
Israel's government has offered financial incentives for thousands of asylum seekers to leave the country voluntarily—threatening to detain or deport them if they didn't.
Patricia A. Davenport and Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld will each lead a regional body in the predominantly white mainline Protestant denomination.
A group of Baltimore congregations is connecting with black farmers to promote healthy eating and economic empowerment.
The bishops recommended removing prohibitions on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in the global denomination's Book of Discipline—while allowing new regional rules.
Nicaraguan church leaders are among those decrying a violent response to protests. And in Honduras, a Jesuit-run radio station has charged the government with becoming a dictatorship.
The seminary's Lake Center for Effective Preaching surveyed homiletics professors and chose from more than 800 nominees.
Congregations that might've closed their doors received an influx of Methodists from West Africa and elsewhere.
In portraying Christ’s blackness, he upended the assumptions of a field dominated by white theologians and helped spawn other theories of liberation.
Several priests and aid workers have been kidnapped, and earlier this month a priest was murdered. Conflict in several regions has left millions in need.
Donna L. Barrett is stepping into a top leadership role in the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination.
The pope said he lacked full information about a bishop, but other Chilean bishops said they told him the truth. He summoned them all for a rare emergency meeting.
With fewer people carrying cash, churches plan to use special card readers for collecting fees and the offering.
Many Copts fear a resurgence of militant power more than the autocratic tendencies of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
“Probably the best description of him is a master manipulator,” Ricks said of David Koresh, who died in a fire in 1993 along with dozens of his Branch Davidian followers.