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Wrestling with Disaster, Suicide, and God

In a sea of grief, maybe a loving God is there — and that hope is what can keep us floating.

Ellen Davis unearths an agrarian view of the Bible

DURHAM, N.C. — With her gray hair tied neatly in a bun and her wire-rimmed glasses perched thoughtfully on her … Continued

Report: Church giving reaches Depression-era record lows

WASHINGTON — Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing … Continued

Consultants help churches with the business of growth

RNS () — Each weekend, 18,000 people gather at one of Eagle Brook Church’s five locations outside St. Paul, Minn., … Continued

ANALYSIS: Anglican Communion faces troubled waters

TORONTO — Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering here said current proposals for a new Anglican … Continued

From burlap sack to digital file, church records get makeover

BOSTON — Six years ago, the people of First Congregational Church of Rowley in Massachusetts were convinced they’d lost their … Continued

COMMENTARY: Somebody else’s problem

RNS () — IBM’s decision to cut loose 110,000 retirees from its company health plan continues a disturbing trend toward … Continued

Presbyterians stir debate by rejecting popular new hymn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fans of a beloved contemporary Christian hymn won’t get any satisfaction in a new church hymnal. The … Continued

The evolution of Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore

Russell Moore, the new chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, has Jesus in his heart, Wendell Berry on his … Continued

Joel Hunter pays a price for political activism

LONGWOOD, Fla.  (RNS)  There’s a price to pay for becoming the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics. Even more … Continued