The survey of 6,485 U.S. adults polled online in September...
Survey: Americans think bad things just happen; God is not responsible
by: Yonat Shimron Nov. 23, 2021 (RNS) — Few Americans blame God when bad things happen in their lives, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that looks atRead More
Banks recognized for significant contributions to Wheaton College, the church, the Christian publishing world, and communities of color
Wheaton College Names Welcome Center after Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.
Wheaton, Ill., June 4, 2021 — At its May meeting the Wheaton College Board of Trustees approved naming the College’s Welcome Center for the late Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.Read More
It[plaque] was donated to the school in 1957 by Wheaton’s class of 1949 in remembrance of their classmates
Wheaton College rewords plaque calling Indigenous people in mission field ‘savage’
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, May 24, 2021 (RNS) — Wheaton College is rewording a plaque on its campus that referred to Indigenous people as “savage Indians.” The plaque honorsRead More
The event was hosted by Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute.
Francis Collins urges evangelicals: ‘Love your neighbor,’ get COVID-19 vaccine
by: Adelle M. Banks April 27, 2021 (RNS) — Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health and an outspoken evangelical Christian, urged his fellow evangelicals, many ofRead More
Recent study shows that white Evangelicals are less likely to get vaccinated than most other groups
Humanitarian Leaders Jamie Aten and Kent Annan launch petition to encourage Evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19
WHEATON, Ill., April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jamie Aten and Kent Annan have started an online petition on Change.org encouraging fellow Evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This is in response to a recent study by Pew ResearchRead More
“So many people have been introduced to the life-changing message of Jesus because of Dr. Banks’ ground-breaking initiatives,”...
Dr. Melvin E. Banks, founder of largest African American religious publishing company, has died
“Dr. Banks was the first to create contextualized content that portrayed positive images of African Americans in the Bible,” — Jeffrey Wright, UMI CEO CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2021 — UMI (UrbanRead More
Above the symbol, the words: “Proud American Christian.”
For insurrectionists, a violent faith brewed from nationalism, conspiracies and Jesus
by: Jack Jenkins WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2021 (RNS) — Moments before the assault on the U.S. Capitol began Wednesday (Jan. 6), a mass of Trump supporters gathered at a northwestRead More
Banners proclaiming "Jesus saves" appear next to those bearing the name Trump...
Opinion: Truth over power: It is past time for the church to speak plainly about the election
by: Roxanne Stone (Esau McCaulley) Jan. 8, 2021 (RNS) — We can be sure some who stormed the Capitol claimed allegiance to the Christian faith. Banners proclaiming “Jesus saves” appearRead More
[He] spoke on "In God We Trust, Not Idols."
Pulpit Guest: Wheaton College professor preaches in Aurora
AURORA, Ill., Sept. 20, 2020 — Wheaton College Associate Professor of Theology Vincent Bacote preaches Sunday, Sept. 20, at Redeemer Community Church in Aurora. Bacote, director of Wheaton’s Center for AppliedRead More