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