Publisher finds challenges in appealing to conservative, liberal faith traditions

The Crown Publishing Group is distancing its WaterBrook Multnomah brand, a publisher of conservative evangelical authors including Al Mohler, from Convergent Books, a separate imprint formed in 2012 to appeal to a more liberal crowd.

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African-American Baptist group protests ‘Black Jesus’

The Progressive National Baptist Convention is mounting a petition drive seeking removal of a TV comedy that leaders say disrespects their faith tradition.

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Singing from the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Singing from the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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The early Church Fathers recognized truth and beauty in non-Christian sources as evidence of God at work in the world, says cultural analyst Greg Garrett.
The early Church Fathers recognized truth and beauty in non-Christian sources as evidence of God at work in the world, says cultural analyst Greg Garrett.

Preachers: Read fiction to learn human condition, not for sermon fodder

Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth, says cultural analyst.

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Harp 46 leads a 2013 worship service. Band member April Stace Vega says jazz  music in worship can transform musicians and worshipers alike. (Photo by Josh Hayden)
Harp 46 leads a 2013 worship service. Band member April Stace Vega says jazz music in worship can transform musicians and worshipers alike. (Photo by Josh Hayden)

Seeking God through worship — and jazz

Jazz’s improvisational nature reflectes the free-flowing nature of the Holy Spirit, say advocates of using the musical form in worship.

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Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)
Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)

Baptist film critics: Christian films and audiences must evolve

As Christian filmakers seek to grow markets and profits, observers say they must embrace difficult themes and subjects to succeed.

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Illuminated Bible to be featured in BTSR exhibit

The St. John’s Bible, a massive artistic undertaking, will spend October at the Virginia seminary.

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Pouring cold water on the ice-bucket challenge

As religious leaders including a former Southern Baptist Convention president are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, denominational leaders warned Christians against unwitting support for types of medical research that require the destruction of human embryos.

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Contemporary Christian musician under fire for doubting Genesis

Belief in evolution is costing Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor evangelical fans.

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