Bryan Griffith

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If Christianity is Dying in America, Why?

Zack Hunt's interesting and important Huffington Post commentary on the demise of Christianity in America, evidenced in part by the low numbers of Millennials attending or affiliating with Christian churches, places much of the blame on the rise of the right-wing but also on the failure of …

Faith
Study Skills

Watch: How people respond to Bible quotes when told they're from the Quran

People make a lot of assumptions about Islam compared with Christianity and Judaism — particularly that it's more inherently violent. But do people really know what they're talking about, or are they simplifying complicated belief systems to make a political point?<p>The team at Dit Is Normaal decided …

Christianity

2 men disguised the Bible as the Quran and read it to people in the street — and the results are fascinating

Anti-Islam rhetoric is prominent in Europe and the US at the moment, as shown by Donald Trump's latest comments, but one social experiment has challenged people's ideas and showed how little some people know not just about Islam, but also about Christianity.<p>Two Dutch YouTubers, Sacha Harland and …

Christianity

Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America?

Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christianity in America.<p>According to the report, Millennials are leaving the Church in droves and, the theory went, if the next generation isn't there to fill …

Faith

Donald Trump's Anti-Christian Campaign

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, many white evangelical Christians in the early primary states support Donald Trump. That’s surprising. Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Northern Illinois University removes Bibles from campus hotel after complaint

Guests seeking a Bible at Northern Illinois University's campus hotel now must call the front desk after a secular group complained that the sacred scripture had no place in the nightstand.<p>Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, discovered a Bible in a drawer last …

National Parks

In Kenyan town, Christians worship under police guard

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — As song and prayer drifted from the open, ivy-lined doorways of a Catholic church in Garissa, several security officials, including Muslims, stood watch on the grounds nearby.<p>Their presence was a reminder of the violence that hit this Kenyan town in April, when Islamic …

Africa

Scholar finds rare New Testament manuscript on eBay priced at $99

While you're scouring eBay for Christmas presents, there are scholars and collectors out there who are keeping an eye out for one-of-a-kind finds. Back in January, Geoffrey Smith, an assistant professor of early Christianity at the University of Texas, came across one such item: a 1,700-year-old …

University of Chicago

They Will Know We Are Christian by... Our Fear?

The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees.<p>This reaction is difficult for me to understand, but like many irrational …

Christianity

Spare us the religious babble: In Paris and the GOP, the faith-deranged are who we need to be saved from

Glib talk about God from preachers and politicians is not needed. Better to separate church and state for real<p>Ask a Russian arms dealer if the world would be better off without Kalashnikovs, and what do you think he would say? Ask a heroin addict if the war on drugs should be intensified, and how …

Religion