Faith

  • German cardinal urges pastoral care of gay couples

    Questions about whether a German cardinal and adviser to Pope Francis suggested he could envision church blessings for same-sex couples have led the German Bishops Conference to release a translation of his remarks, in which they seek to clarify that he was endorsing pastoral care for gay Catholics rather...
  • READ: They ‘paid a big price’ for racial reconciliation

    NASHVILLE—Striving for racial reconciliation was costly for some Southern Baptist pastors in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. It cost Jack Kwok his property, Paul Turner a beating by angry segregationists and Thomas Holmes his pastorate. But Kwok, now executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, says...
  • Five of the richest pastors and their net worth

    Allan and Kathy Kyuna are founders and pastors at the Jubilee Christian Centre in Parklands, where thousands of members attend service weekly. Net worth: Unknown Bishop David Oyedepo, pictured here on his private jet, is a Nigerian Christian author and preacher and the founder and presiding bishop of Living...
  • Creflo Dollar (@Creflo_Dollar) imparts vital lessons on GRACE AND FAITH AT #WAFBEC2018

    Every year at WAFBEC, we look forward to sessions by pastor Creflo Dollar as he not only teaches the word, but also attempts through expositions on the word, to share insights on living the word in such a world like ours. This year, we also anticipated his session and...
  • To keep churches safe, government gets involved

    TAUNTON, Mass. (RNS)—Two months after the deadliest church shooting in American history, federal authorities are spearheading new efforts to help equip local faith leaders to prepare for the worst. U.S. attorneys’ offices in Colorado, North Carolina and Massachusetts have been convening security workshops for houses of worship in the...
  • Indie Labels Scored 40% Of Grammy 2018 Wins

    Independent labels won 36 out of the 84 or just over 40% of Grammys handed out this week. A2IM member labels 4AD (Beggars Group), ATO, Big Machine, Concord Music Group, Compass, eOne, Mack Avenue, Motema, Naxos, Sub Pop and Thirty Tigers all scored wins.  10 of the 36 winners...
  • Memphis pastors combine faith and fitness to stay healthy

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You can sweat away the pounds and praise in the process. Leaders from different faiths are combining faith, fellowship and fitness to lead by example and unite the city. A Memphis pastor is taking ministry from the pulpit to the bench press. “We are like iron...
  • Pastor kills wife, attempts suicide in Helena-West Helena

    HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — An Arkansas pastor, who is affiliated with Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church-Sandtuck, attempted suicide after shooting his wife in their home, the Helena-West Helena Police Department says. Officers responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Oakland Street around 10 p.m. on Saturday,...
  • Mid-city church becomes sanctuary for illegal immigrant

    NEW ORLEANS –  On Christmas Day, Jose Torres stayed inside the same place he’s been for a month and a half.  He didn’t dare leave – not even to go home to his wife and children.  Instead, he’s living in First Grace United Methodist Church on Canal Street in...