Religion News Service: Documents filed with the United Methodist Church's top court are shedding first light on specifics of long-awaited proposals to avoid schism in the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
UM News: Court docket details proposed plans for UMC
Associated Press: A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo-theology dangerously tied up with the American dream and President Trump's politics, launching its second major critique of U.S. evangelicals in as many years.
Deseret News: Practically speaking, the decline will have very little effect on individual refugees seeking a new home. But the symbolic value of America's actions carries more weight.
National Review: Traditional religion has social value. The individualistic quest for spirituality tends to leave the seeker isolated.
Religion News Service: A new Department of Justice affidavit alleges that a Russian national tried to exploit the National Prayer Breakfast as a back channel to American politicians. Evidence suggests Russian connections to the religious event run deep.