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‘No One Could Tell Me That There’s Not a God’—Former Nickelodeon Star Kel Mitchell Discusses Exorcism Experience With Shannon Sharpe

Former Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell discussed an experience he had with exorcism during a recent episode of Shannon Sharpe's “Club Shay Shay” podcast. 

Russell Brand Quotes Timothy Keller in Video About First Communion

Newly baptized actor and podcaster Russell Brand posted a video Friday (May 17) about taking holy communion for the first time. In it, the 48-year-old discussed rituals in a society based on rationalism and quoted late theologian Timothy Keller.

A Priest Observed a ‘Eucharistic Fast’ for Racial Justice. Now, He Could Be Deposed.

Ramey, an activist against white supremacy and former rector of an Episcopal church in Alexandria, Virginia, has refused to preside over the Eucharist or to receive it personally since 2022.

AME Official Jerome v. Harris Dies Under a Cloud of Alleged Corruption

The Rev. Jerome V. Harris, a retired general officer of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, died in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 8. At his death, Harris was involved in a lawsuit with the denomination over alleged mishandling the church’s retirement pension funds.

Vatican To Weigh In on the Supernatural, Marian Apparitions

This Friday, the Vatican will release a document with new norms for discerning Marian apparitions and other supernatural phenomena, the first time those norms have been updated since 1978.

Mike Winger Says Benny Hinn Is Not a Christian During Interview With Charisma

Christian YouTuber Mike Winger, who is an ordained pastor but not currently shepherding a church, recently spoke with Charisma Media’s John Matarazzo about his four-hour video, titled “The Victims of Benny Hinn: 30 years of Spiritual Deception.”

Celtics Center Al Horford Glorifies God After Series-Clinching Win

After helping his Boston Celtics reach their third-straight Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night (May 15), center Al Horford began a post-game press conference by praising God.

100,000 Sign Petition Urging Chiefs To Release Harrison Butker Following Controversial Commencement Speech

Over 100,000 people have signed a petition urging the Kansas City Chiefs to release kicker Harrison Butker following a controversial commencement speech Butker delivered at Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas.

Bishop T.D. Jakes Subject of AI-Generated Misinformation, Says Fact-Finding Website

A false rumor of Jakes’ resignation was ‘latest chapter in a months-old series of videos — many at least partially created with the assistance of artificial-intelligence tools,’ reported Snopes.

PCA Cancels Anti-Polarization Panel With David French for Being Too Polarizing

Leaders of the conservative denomination canceled the discussion of dealing with polarization after online backlash.

Harrison Butker Slams Biden and Taylor Swift During Controversial Commencement Address at Benedictine College

Three-time Super Bowl winner Harrison Butker turned his commencement address at Benedictine College into an attack on President Biden and his administration.

Comedian Chris Distefano Recommends ‘The Case for Christ’ to Joe Rogan, Argues Jesus Rose From the Dead

Comedian Chris Distefano recommended Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ” to podcast host and fellow comedian Joe Rogan while trying to convince Rogan that Jesus rose from the dead. 

Traffic Study Canceled After Lakepointe Church Staffer Organizes Effort To Manipulate Results

Lakepointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, has been accused of attempting to manipulate a traffic study in order to justify a new stoplight near its campus following the leak of an email from the church to life group leaders. 

FBI Assisting With Investigation Into Mica Miller’s Death; SC Pastor Tried To ‘Raise Her From the Dead’

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office shared earlier this week that it has requested the assistance of the United States Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the investigation of Mica Miller’s death, which investigators determined to be a suicide.

Taylor Swift-Themed Services Attract Young People to German Church

More than 1,200 worshipers attended two events billed as “Anti-Hero: Taylor Swift Church Service” at Heidelberg’s 600-year-old Church of the Holy Spirit on May 12.

‘The Chosen,’ Season 4, and ‘Jonathan & Jesus’ Each Receive K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations

“The Chosen,” Season 4, and the docuseries, “Jonathan & Jesus,” each received a nomination for a K-LOVE Fan Award, The Chosen announced on Monday, May 13. Winners will be announced May 26 at the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.

Liberty University Commencement Ceremony Features Tim Scott, TobyMac, Willie Robertson, and Mike Pompeo

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, held its 2024 commencement ceremony on Friday (May 10). The ceremony featured Christian music star TobyMac, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, and reality television star Willie Robertson. 

Far-Right Christians Blame Madonna’s ‘Satanic’ Concert for Floods in Southern Brazil

Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil.

Former Trump Official Elizabeth Neumann Wants To Combat Christian Extremism

In a new book, “Kingdom of Rage: The Rise of Christian Extremism and the Path Back to Peace,” Elizabeth Neumann chronicles this exploitation and offers ways to prevent further radicalization.

Tornado Rips Steeple off Pennsylvania Church During Worship Service

'God had his hand on us,' one of the pastors told Religion News Service.

Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid Defend Character and Freedoms of Kicker...

As the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for off-season activities this week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid faced questions about kicker Harrison Butker's recent polarizing commencement speech.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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