Yonat Shimron| Religion News Service

Stories by Yonat Shimron| Religion News Service

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

The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

New book recounts church gardening as peacemaking ministry

BREVARD, N.C. — Fred Bahnson’s first bit of advice when he started planning a church garden eight years ago came … Continued

NAACP’s William Barber emerges as leader of Moral Monday protests

RALEIGH, N.C. — The throngs of demonstrators who flock to the grassy knoll outside the North Carolina Statehouse each Monday … Continued

‘Earth Sabbath’ helps activists tend spiritual side of environmentalism

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rev. Steve Halsted lit a candle, led a breathing meditation on the four elements (earth, fire, … Continued

N.C. black pastor treads carefully on gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. — With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban … Continued

Q conference seeks to present different face of evangelical activism

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens Tuesday (April … Continued

Bart Ehrman’s new portrayal of Jesus is surprisingly sympathetic

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — For years, nonbelievers rejoiced at the publication of a new book by New Testament scholar Bart … Continued

Historian tackles doubt, divorce and the priesthood

DURHAM, N.C. — Lauren Winner is a jumble of contradictions: A Jew who found Christianity in a dream starring Daniel … Continued