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Big Churches, Big Bucks

A new survey finds Southern senior pastors take home the highest salaries.

After Evangelical Virgins Marry, Then What?

According to one sociologist, evangelical men who wait struggle to talk about sex inside of marriage.

Life After Suicide: A Father Shares Lessons Learned

The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention shares the answers he found in the wake of his daughter’s suicide.

Assemblies of God Turns 100 and Looks to a Multiethnic Future

The U.S. denomination has some 3.1 million faithful — with a membership that is 41 percent nonwhite, up from 31 percent a decade ago.

Russell Moore Answers Everything You Want to Know About Sex (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Moore has spent much of his first year at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission writing blog posts on Christian sexual ethics.

Nursing Home Evangelism

Revival Ministries International brings its Christian message to nursing homes in the hopes of proselytizing its residents.

Southern Baptists Meet as Membership, Baptism Decline Continues

Leaders call for a commitment to evangelism as the denomination loses members and baptizes fewer people.

Report: Multisite Churches Are Growing

Most multisite churches are growing in both size and levels of congregational involvement.

Gavin MacLeod: ‘Love Boat’ captain now ‘ambassador for Christ’

RNS () — To many, he is Murray from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or Captain Stubing from “The Love … Continued

Aide shares the Bible devotionals he sent to President Obama each morning

RNS () — President Obama may not attend church most Sundays, but a new book reveals the Bible verses and … Continued

‘12 Years a Slave’ prompts calls for racial reconciliation

WASHINGTON — The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders … Continued

Water initiatives get congregations to pledge to conserve

RNS () — At an interfaith summer camp in northern New Jersey, two dozen children explored a swamp to learn … Continued

EXCERPTS: Billy Graham on sin, salvation and ‘trendy religion’

RNS () — Evangelist Billy Graham, who preached the gospel for more than seven decades, has written his 32nd book: … Continued

Birmingham church bombing recalled with donation, medal

WASHINGTON — They were among the youngest martyrs of the civil rights movement, four young black girls — three 14-year-olds … Continued

D.C. church recalls real butler as quiet man of steady faith

WASHINGTON — Eugene Allen served eight presidents as a White House butler, and his legendary career is the inspiration for … Continued

Evangelicals decry ‘silence’ on sexual abuse

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the “silence” and “inattention” of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse … Continued

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on … Continued

King’s College, NY, names Greg Thornbury president

Greg Thornbury, dean of Union University’s theology school, was named Thursday (July 11) as the new president of The King’s … Continued

Opponents to Boy Scouts policy to launch alternative

A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) … Continued

Broad coalition says contraception mandate a religious liberty threat

WASHINGTON — Just days after the Obama administration issued final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad … Continued