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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