Weekend Edition - January 20, 2017
Rural churches, same-sex marriage, ICYMI, and church signs
We talked for a bit about why it is that Evangelicals, who lack the ecclesial structure of Catholicism and Orthodoxy, have an easier time than the rest of us do holding to the orthodox
Pope Francis Quiet on Catholic Persecution of Protestants in Mexico
(UPDATED) Two dozen Protestant families get utilities turned back on after two years of punishment.
All across Latin America, Catholics are losing converts to Protestants, according to Pew's tally of record low levels of Catholicism across 19 countries and territories.
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
Scorsese's Pilgrimage. Scorsese described the process of making Silence as a “pilgrimage,” a working-out of his Catholicism through the medium he knows best: cinema.
Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Made Christian History in Cuba
(UPDATED) ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054.
Gathering for the first time in nearly 1,000 years to jointly address the record levels of modern-day persecution of Christians, the leaders of Roman Catholicism and Russian Eastern
Faith of the Candidates: Interview With Marco Rubio (Part 1)
I recently talked with Florida senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio about his faith journey.
We know you grew up Catholic. You kind of were engaged in the Mormon faith and came back to Catholicism. Where are you now? Catholicism and Evangelicalism.
The Faith of the Candidates: An Interview with Jeb Bush
I recently talked with former Florida governor, and Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.
faith. Here is our conversation. On Catholicism. Ed Stetzer: We know you converted to Catholicism—I want to talk about what you mean by that phrase. At
Reading the Reformation in 2017
Historians are still finding new things to say about Martin Luther and his movement.
Carlos Eire, a Yale historian, pays attention to parallel developments within Protestantism and Catholicism in his massive Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450–1650.
US Wants Answers on Evangelical Persecution—in Mexico
Indigenous converts still facing "widespread discrimination, violence, and displacement," advocates say.
US officials and Christian persecution groups are ratcheting up pressure on the Mexican government to better protect indigenous Mexicans who leave a syncretistic Roman Catholicism.