NPR: Four months after the UMC strengthened a ban on LGBT clergy and same sex weddings, deep dissension over the move has brought the denomination closer to a formal split.
Baptist News Global: Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jerry Falwell Jr., lashed out at Russell Moore for critical comments about detained migrant children held in perilous conditions.
The Texas Tribune: The Baptist university has denied a charter to Gamma Alpha Upsilon for eight years, members say.
LA Times: The "apostle" of La Luz del Mundo was arrested this month in Los Angeles on charges of human trafficking, rape and child pornography.
Religion News Service: "She did nothing," said Piscitelli, today the Northern California spokesman for SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
Religion News Service: For the first time in its 134-year history, the Evangelical Covenant Church has voted to remove a congregation from its roster over its position on LGBTQ inclusion.
The Atlantic: The small conservative magazine First Things aims to reclaim what has become a dirty word in the Trump era.
The Guardian: Church of England publishes its first social media guidelines to create kinder atmosphere.
The New York Times: For the Latter-day Saints faithful, a shift away from a longtime name has meant lighthearted screw-ups, logistical complications and reflections on identity.
America: Kaya Oakes was not burned out from Catholicism; she was burned out from being a professional Catholic.
Religion News Service: In response to pressure from their archdiocese, one Indianapolis school fired a gay teacher, and another refused. Then came the plot twist: The two teachers are married to each other.
The Atlantic: The second night of the first Democratic debates focused on the American values that have been corrupted under Trump, in the view of the 2020 candidates.
Chicago Tribune: Changing neighborhood demographics, fewer parishioners and priests and a lack of funding have led dioceses across the nation to announce plans for closure or consolidation.
The Guardian: Rose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover.
HuffPost: Trump boasted about his record on conservative causes during this year's Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, and warned that the gains he made are 'fragile.'