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Adelle M. Banks is a production editor and national correspondent at RNS.

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Big Churches, Big Bucks

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

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After Evangelical Virgins Marry, Then What?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nursing Home Evangelism

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

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Southern Baptists Meet as Membership, Baptism Decline Continues

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

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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

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