Remembering R. Judson Carlberg, Seventh President of Gordon College

R. Judson Carlberg, who served Gordon College for 35 years, including nearly 20 years as its president, has died. Surrounded by loved ones, he passed away early Thursday morning, November 20, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts, after a battle with cancer. He was 74. He began his career at Gordon in […]

New Book by United Methodist Minister Explores Modern Israel and Palestine

What does the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians look like when Christians view it in light of the crucifixion and resurrection? These are the critical questions United Methodist District Superintendent Alex Joyner explores in a new book published by The Englewood Review of Books. A Space for Peace in the Holy Land: Listening to Modern […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – November 21

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1812 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on November 21 (check local listings).  Pope Francis to Visit Turkey –  On November 28-30, Pope Francis will visit predominantly Muslim Turkey, once the center of ancient Christianity. […]

Zondervan Hosts Dinner to Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary of the Commissioning of the NIV, the World’s Most Read Bible Translation

(San Diego, CA) – “Fifty years is a long time.” Giving homage to five decades of life-altering work, Douglas Moo, chairman for the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT), opened with these words at last night’s event to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the commissioning of the NIV.  The dinner, hosted by Zondervan, Biblica and the […]

What if we told you Aquinas wasn’t all about philosophy?

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2014 – St. Thomas Aquinas’ theoretical and philosophical brilliance were evident in his writings, particularly his masterpiece, the Summa Theologiae. Aquinas also provided personal and practical wisdom in his highly acclaimed work. In his new book, PRACTICAL THEOLOGY: Spiritual Direction From St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Peter Kreeft provides 359 pieces of […]

Hosanna Preaching Prize Winner Announced

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Hosanna Preaching Prize, the Reverend Loren McGrail.  Rev. McGrail is a United Church of Christ (UCC) pastor serving Global Ministries for the Disciples of Christ and the UCC in Israel/Palestine. She works there with the YWCA of […]

2014 ECFA Annual State of Giving Report Shows Solid Increases in Charitable Contributions for Churches, Nonprofits

WINCHESTER, Va. — ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) today announced in its 5th Annual State of Giving Report that annual cash charitable giving to ECFA-accredited organizations increased 6.9 percent between 2012 and 2013. It reflects total cash donations of $11.6 billion in 2013, an increase from the previous year’s $10.9 billion. Last year, ECFA […]

A Father’s Personal Journey Through Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love

(Irvine, Ca) Much has been debated about faith and homosexuality; and both sides have demonized and excluded the other. In a new book, Science, Scripture and Same-Sex Love (Abingdon Press), Michael B. Regele invites readers to join him in his journey of what science and the Bible say about same-sex love using an inclusive approach […]

As Israel’s Settlements Expand, Church Boycotts Grow

November 13, 2014 – United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR) today announced a global boycott of six product lines produced in illegal Israeli settlements of the West Bank.  These are Ahava cosmetics, Keter plastic products, Royalife linens, Ram Quality toys, SodaStream drink machines and Smart-Fab disposable fabrics.  They are falsely labeled “Made in Israel” and sold […]