Mark A. Kellner
Recent Articles by Mark A. Kellner
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:23 pm MST
As the nation focuses on the grand jury decision over the Aug. 9 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, churches are in the spotlight as centers of calm and recon...
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 4:17 pm MST
As Thanksgiving approaches, sometimes the emphasis on gratitude is forgotten in a feast of food, football and shopping. But gratitude crosses religious boundaries and a trait admired by most Americans.
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:28 pm MST
A three-judge federal appeals court panel this week tossed one judge's ruling allowing atheists to sue the Internal Revenue Service over a tax benefit ordained clergy could use to help cover housing costs.
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:12 pm MST
Roman Catholics have declined substantially as a share of Latin America's overall population, the Pew Research Center reports. Protestants have rapidly gained adherents who say they want "a more personal experi...
Published: Friday, November 14, 2014 5:12 pm MST
One-in-five Americans share something about faith online, a new Pew Research Center study finds. Internet experts say posting a prayer or religious photo can open the door for more serious online contact and wi...
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:45 pm MST
While sensational new claims of a "lost manuscript" documenting Jesus' alleged marriage and fathering two children grabbed global media attention, scholars from a variety of perspectives shredded the report.
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 11:19 am MST
Pop superstar Katy Perry, who was raised Christian but departed the faith, is crediting God's help in overcoming depression, according to her latest album and press interviews.
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:48 pm MST
Statistics reveal an estimated 40.8 million immigrants were reported as living in the United States in 2012. Observers of religious activity say that immigrant population is reaching into American congregations...
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:21 pm MST
Is there anything in Islam that would prevent a devout follower from standing for, or participating in, the singing of a national anthem? The question arose after reports — later denied — about Clev...
Published: Friday, November 7, 2014 5:53 pm MST
A quarter-century after East Germans first freely crossed into the West, decades of atheism have left their mark. However, those who do embrace faith become strong adherents, observers say.