The Los Angeles Times: Black women, the backbone of their churches who far outnumber men as congregants, are in a bind that is historically unique.
Sojourners: Aretha Franklin funeral shows why we need womanist theology
Religion news Service: In his first interview since leaving Willow Creek, Steve Carter discusses his decision to quit, his feelings about its founding pastor and the questions he still has for the church.
National Catholic Reporter: Catholics are going to have to make a choice before too long, and may ultimately see a split in the church unlike anything since the Reformation, says Pat Perriello.
PBS News Hour: With control of Congress up for grabs and Republicans trying to fight off a "blue wave," evangelical groups have quietly stepped up their political activity to help the GOP hold onto the House and Senate.
Art News: The Virginia Theological Seminary is selling a 3,000-year-old Assyrian relief, estimated to go for between $10 million and $15 million, to underwrite a scholarship fund.