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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 20 hours 18 min ago
When Brianna and Chris Lindsay married in June, they had the church, the minister, the bridesmaids … and a foot-washing ceremony for the bride and groom.It was, they said, a sign of their mutual...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 4 days 19 hours ago
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to break ties with New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., after determining it was condoning “homosexual...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 6 days 20 hours ago
Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist members who have a mental health crisis, a new LifeWay...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 5 days 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 3 weeks 4 days 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...

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.