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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.

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

Mormon missionaries to tap online tools

The LDS church is moving further into the digital age, unveiling plans to do less door-to-door missionary “tracting” and more … Continued

Six things I didn’t know about pastors’ wives

Gayle Haggard/ The Washington Post A lot of people have a lot of opinions about the pastor’s wife. I wasn’t … Continued

Evangelical leaders stand by pastor accused of abuse cover-up

Several leading evangelical pastors and authors have come to the defense of a pastor accused in a lawsuit for covering … Continued

Study suggests bad World War II experiences led vets to church

A new study has found that American veterans who had a negative experience serving during World War II attend church more … Continued

Godless funerals thrive in ‘post-Catholic’ Ireland

DUBLIN — Patricia Wojnar left a 32-year career in interior design to pursue a degree that wasn’t in demand: a … Continued

An old-school confessional revives saying ‘I’m sorry’

DERBY, Conn. — The Rev. Janusz Kukulka can’t say for sure that his parishioners are sinning more, but they sure … Continued

Immigration reform becomes personal for evangelicals

For Southern Baptist Pastor David Uth, immigration reform became a priority after a family in his Orlando, Fla., megachurch faced … Continued

A prayer for the progression of Mormon women

According to a Salt Lake Tribune article, in April a woman will offer a prayer in a regular session of … Continued

Richard Dawkins goes to the Bible Belt

I had been trying to persuade bestselling author Richard Dawkins to give a talk in my hometown of Charleston, South … Continued