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25 Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William StyronBooks …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Books

6 “Heretics” Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism

What does it mean to be “evangelical”? What must you believe? What must you reject? Can you be an evangelical Christian and believe . . .. . . in …

Dante and the Eternal Quest for Nonreligious Divinity: Physicist Margaret Wertheim on Science and God

“I believe that there is a love that moves the sun and the other stars.”<p>Centuries after Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, contemplated the relationship between science and religion, and decades after Carl Sagan did the same in his exquisite <i>Varieties of Scientific Experience</i>, …

Using selective Bible literalism to condemn same-sex marriage

The primary source for the opposition to gay equality and therefore gay marriage is the oft-quoted statement: “The Bible says it; I believe it; that …

Is the New Testament Reliable?

<b>When the accuracy of the Bible is confirmed, it opens a way to tell the story of a loving God who seeks a relationship with us.</b><p><b>In this post,</b> …

Quantum weirdness: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind

A lifetime studying quantum mechanics has convinced Bernard d'Espagnat that the world we perceive is merely a shadow of the ultimate reality<p>Are the …

Four Moments I’m Preparing Students to Face

Ministry to children and youth for both parents and church workers focuses on cultivating followers of Christ with sustainable faith. Basically, we …

Evangelical Christianity

Another Problem with Rooting Morality in God

Bust carved by by Victor Wager from a model by Paul Montford, University of Western Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>Regardless of their favored …

World's first genetic modification of human embryos reported

Chinese scientists say they’ve genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for …

Instantaneous velocity in Brownian particles observed, a century after Einstein said it would be impossible

A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy …

Scientists have found an Alien code in our DNA: Ancient Engineers

According to mainstream scientists: Alien code found in our DNA. Extraterrestrial beings created our species.<p>Researchers who worked for 13 years in …

How God made Bruce Jenner

<b>“I’m not sure there’s anything worse than causing those whom God loves, to question whether God loves them</b>.” <b></b>Tullian Tchividjian in <b></b>One Way Love: …

The Unbelievable Thing A Christian Did Before His Beheading Has ISIS Furious

James Dobson: Christians soon to be ‘hated minority’

James Dobson hosted a panel of Christian leaders on his “Family Talk” radio show Wednesday and warned that Christians are about to face a new status …

Book Review: Peril in Paradise by Mark S. Whorton

The problem of suffering and evil is one of the most persuasive challenges against the Christian worldview. As defenders of the true worldview, …

Theology

Jesus is/isn’t the only way. – “They can’t all be true” – except when they are.

Jesus is/isn’t the only way. – “They can’t all be true” – except when they are.<p>April 15, 2015 by Roger Wolsey<p>As a progressive Christian pastor and …

Must Christianity change its sexual ethics? History may hold the key (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) Whenever people today say that Christianity needs to update and adapt its moral standards for the 21st century, I hear echoes from 100 years …

Age of intolerance: What the Indiana pizza attacks tell us about free speech

The Indiana pizza uproar is still giving me indigestion.<p>Just when gay rights advocates had won a victory by getting Mike Pence and the Indiana legislature to modify their religious freedom law, left-wing zealots harassed the poor folks at Memories Pizza into temporarily shutting down.<p>As you …

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus

As Indiana peddles its “religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is<p>Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free …

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

For Christians and Gay Marriage, It's Culture, not Doctrine

Mainline Protestant denominations have shifted not just what Americans think about LGBT people, but how they think about them. One veteran activist …

Who is God today? Why these religious leaders say modern faith is 'about love'

Who is God?<p>It's hardly a new question, but it's one that's asked of today's religious leaders all the time. Here, three very special leaders who are working to help their thriving congregations find meaningful, modern relationships with God, share their paths to faith and what it means to them …

John Gray: Waiting for an Atheist Morality is Like Waiting for Godot

March 18, 2015 by Artur Rosman<p>John Gray is one of our most fascinating public intellectuals and one heck of a muckraker. He likes to take on all …

Religion