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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So your church members are wired. How do you organize all the social networking?

Once social media becomes part of a church ministry, it can be overwhelming to manage.

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A Slender Man graffiti on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, N.C., by an unknown artist. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
A Slender Man graffiti on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, N.C., by an unknown artist. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Slender Man stabbings expose ‘prisoners of the moment,’ Baptist educator says

Recent stabbings reportedly inspired by a dark fictional character have many blaming parents and social media. But the problem goes much deeper than that, says a divinity school professor.

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Christian radio causes people to hate Christianity, claims SBC official

Russell Moore is taking heat for a broadside at Christian talk radio delivered during last month’s ERLC leadership conference in Nashville.

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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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In new book, Merritt reveals childhood abuse, questions about sexual identity

Being honest about the dark spots of one’s story provides a path to holding on to “a thread called grace,” RNS senior columnist Jonathan Merritt says in his newest book.

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