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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 day 14 hours ago
When megachurch pastor Max Lucado greeted his successor at his San Antonio church, the two stood onstage and tried to put on each other’s shoes. They couldn’t.The problem? Randy Frazee, Lucado’s...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 weeks 16 hours ago
With minority students now making up a majority of public school enrollments, a national group of Hispanic evangelicals is calling for strong ties between churches and schools to encourage...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 weeks 6 days ago
Chicago. New York. Washington, D.C. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in all these cities.In May, the Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 3 weeks 6 days ago
As the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner collected signatures for a statement by leaders of African-American church groups about the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of Michael Brown, she found more people...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 6 weeks 6 days ago
The issues sound like they belong on the therapist’s couch:The couple that hasn’t had sex eight months into their marriage.The parents who can’t deal with their son’s homosexuality.The male teen who...

Articles by Adelle M. Banks

I've been a religion reporter for more than a decade, and I still find that many
misunderstand my title—journalists included.