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How Not to Get Sucked into a Facebook Smack Down

Three things Christians should remember before contributing to a social media brawl.

How to Tweet Like the Pope

What is the pope actually communicating to his 21 million followers?

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Ten Reasons the Ten Commandments Are Still Relevant

Can these centuries-old guidelines still speak to our technologically driven lives?

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Is All Life Really Sacred?

Did Kelly Gissendaner’s transformation story capture our attention because she is a white woman?

Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

Frances Perkins knew the power the faith community had in making a difference in the lives of working people.

How Active Is Hashtag Activism?

Social media campaigns have created offline change for religious organizations.

Why You Need to Stop With the “Underdog” Complex

For a country full of Goliaths, we’re awfully obsessed with being David.

In Kenya, A Female Pastor with Disabilities Paves Way for Others

In a country where physical disabilities are severely stigmatized, Rev. Dawn Gikandi pushes beyond boundaries.

Pastor Mark Driscoll Apologizes for Missteps, Quits Social Media

Celebrity pastor posts letter coming clean to compromise and vows to change

Pope Francis embraces disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square

The image worth a thousand words.

Oprah interview stirs debate: What is an atheist?

RNS () — What was supposed to be a touchy-feely, one-on-one interview by Oprah Winfrey with long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad … Continued

Hollywood’s depiction of nuns a case of ‘Veiled Desires’

RNS () — From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s … Continued

The missing message in today’s churches

The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.

Lost on the hajj? There’s an app for that

RNS () — The hajj can be a grueling journey, full of physical and mental demands. With 3 million pilgrims … Continued

Asian-Americans troubled by stereotypes from white evangelicals

RNS () — Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference … Continued

Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

For Iran’s Rouhani, the Human Rights of Baha’is Are the Ultimate Test of Reform

In Iran, Baha’is are regularly imprisoned and even executed for practicing their faith.

COMMENTARY: The day the buzz died

NEW YORK — I have noticed something eerie recently. I walk past Best Buy on Fifth Avenue and feel no … Continued

Twitter and tragedy: A revamped American religious experience

BOSTON — On my first Patriots’ Day in Boston, I was enjoying lunch with several colleagues when someone rushed into … Continued

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

RNS () — The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, … Continued