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God: Not so Black-and-White

Those who have felt the presence of God understand that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to understand Him fully. God is a great--arguably, the greatest--mystery to us. He is able to understand more, knows more, loves more, and is the only truly just being in all of creation. His mind and …

Christianity

The Bible Is Crystal Clear About Refugees

Republicans, who often claim God told them to run, have gone to great lengths to turn their backs on refugees. Maybe they should crack open the Bible.<p>…

Ben Carson

Dom Christian's Testament

A French monk on his murder by terroristsJames Martin, SJDom Christian de Chergé was one of the Trappist monks killed by extremists at the Monastery …

Faith

Jesus 'not a real person' many believe

<b>Forty percent of people in England do not believe Jesus was a real person, a Church of England survey suggests.</b><p>However, 43% of the people asked said they did believe in the resurrection - although many did not think it happened as described in the Bible.<p>The figures found while 57% classified …

Church of England

Nominal Christians are becoming more secular, and that’s creating a startling change for the U.S.

America is undergoing a religious polarization.<p>With more adults shedding their religious affiliations, as evidenced in the latest from the Pew Research Center, the country is becoming more secular. In the past seven years, using the new Pew data, Americans who identify with a religion declined six …

Religion
Christianity

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

I grew up in a Buddhist household. I was only introduced to Christianity when I was 13. That was back in the early 2000s. A classmate had invited me to her youth church. She was a new convert herself.<p>Occupying a single floor in a washed-up industrial building in central Singapore, the church was …

Time I

Starbucks ‘removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus,’ Christian says in viral Facebook video

Some say Jesus Christ healed the sick and died to redeem humankind. Little is said about his views on the Pumpkin Spice Latte.<p>Still, secular coffee maker Starbucks has come under fire from some Christians who say the company isn’t repping hard enough for Jesus on its recent understated holiday …

Social Media

For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Islam is an integral part of modern-day Germany. But that hasn't kept thousands of Muslim asylum seekers from giving up their faith to become Christians in recent years.<p>The reasons they convert are complicated. Take Daoud Rahimi, for instance.<p>The 20-year-old Afghan, …

North Africa