Daniel Burke| Religion News Service

Stories by Daniel Burke| Religion News Service

Beneath stereotypes, a stressful life for preachers’ kids

The day Franklin Graham was born, he received a telegram. “Welcome to this sin-sick world,” the Western Union message said, … Continued

Boston Marathon’s holy ground and sacred bonds

When it comes to running, America often looks like a country of apostles and apostates. For true believers like Olympian … Continued

As they turn 150, Adventists still praying for the Apocalypse

Over the past 150 years, Seventh-day Adventists have built one of Christianity’s most inventive and prosperous churches — while praying … Continued

Nicodemus, the mystery man of Holy Week

He came to Jesus at night, sneaking off to see the man behind the miracles. He was a powerful Pharisee, … Continued

What Pope Benedict XVI shares with his notorious namesake

You won’t find many Catholic churches named after Pope Benedict IX. He was a puppet pope, installed by his powerful … Continued

The gospel roots of the’Godmother of rock’n’ roll’

Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and … Continued

Evangelicals embrace a like-minded pope

Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural … Continued

How the Antichrist reflects an era’s anxieties

Every age needs an Antichrist. Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George … Continued

SIDEBAR: Muslim views of the Apocalypse

Muslim and Christian views of the Apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending. As in the Bible’s Book … Continued

‘Two and a Half Men’ star becomes Christian, blasts show

Another star of the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has gone rogue — but in a decidedly different … Continued

Episcopal leader says S.C. diocese can’t secede

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said Thursday (Nov. 15) that the Diocese of South Carolina can’t unilaterally secede from … Continued

For Petraeus, echoes of that other warrior David

It’s tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding retired Army Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. After all, most … Continued

Bishops and American nuns hold’cordial and open’ meeting

Three Catholic bishops met with leaders of the American nuns’ group they are tasked with overhauling in an “open and … Continued

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss – but Romney’s religion still won

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospect that one of their … Continued

Buddhists aim to bring mindfulness to the ballot box

The mindfulness movement has seeped into Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, and even the United States Military Academy at West Point. … Continued

Looking for an undecided voter? Check the pulpit

Pollsters and politicians hunting for the rare and elusive undecided voter might want to train their sights on the pulpit. … Continued

Billy Graham faces backlash over Mormon’cult’ removal

The Rev. Samuel Wynn admired Billy Graham and his evangelistic association for decades, joining its spiritual crusades and urging fellow … Continued

S.C. diocese defecting from the Episcopal Church

The Diocese of South Carolina announced on Wednesday (Oct. 17) that it has disaffiliated from the Episcopal Church, escalating a … Continued

After Romney meeting, Billy Graham website scrubs Mormon’cult’ reference

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed preacher met with … Continued

Will Biden-Ryan debate be a ‘Catholic smackdown’?

When Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday night (Oct. 11), it will mark … Continued