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Early Christian Reformists: What Did the Lollards Believe?

The exact beliefs of the Lollards can be hard to pin down as they had no real doctrine or central organisation. They tended to model their theology …

Distorting Christian History to Defend Islam

Secularism didn’t save the West from religious excesses, and it won’t save us from jihadists.<p>In an attempt to find a peaceful alternative for those in the Islamic world who advocate violence for political and religious goals, Christians in the West shouldn’t distort the history of Christianity, or …

'Why the Silence?' There Is Too Little Uproar Over the persecution of Christians

It's hard to miss the news today: In Pakistan earlier this month, more than 80 people died in a bomb attack on a Protestant church; last weekend, assailants killed three members of a Christian wedding party in Egypt; in Syria, Jihadists are ever more brazen in their determination to target …

Ken Starr: No tolerance without Christianity

Christian persecution in the Middle East undermines hope for democracy.<p>In a recent speech at Georgetown University, a British cabinet minister said some startling things about Christians in the Middle East:<p>"Across the world, people are being singled out and hounded out simply for the faith they …

The World's War on Christianity

Last spring, I was having supper with Christian workers who had devoted their lives to North Africa. They were retired missionaries. I left the table to take a call from a reporter. He wanted my opinion on the subject of the persecution of Christians, claiming many of his sources in the media and …

David Cameron says Christianity is the most persecuted religion but fails to act | Andrew Brown

The prime minister's take on faith should extend to the world beyond St Mary Abbots in Kensington

The Spreading Scourge of Christian Persecution

We must defend freedom of religion, both at home and abroad.<p>Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and …

The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World

Michael Snyder<p>here is very little that the entire world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening trend that is now taking hold …

Christianity at risk of extinction in areas of persecution, says Warsi

Christianity is in danger of extinction in some countries because of persecution in areas where its followers are in the minority, a British government minister has said.<p>Christians were being driven out of regions in countries such as Syria and Iraq, where the religion first took root, said Lady …

Christians killed for faith nearly doubled in 2013, group finds

Rev. Faye Pama Musa knew immediately why suspected Boko Haram militants burst into his home last year as his wife prepared dinner in the family’s northeastern Nigeria home. His stance against Christian persecution in the divided African nation had long made him a target.<p>Musa, who served as the …

Christian Convert From Islam Sentenced to Jail for Reporting ‘Misinformation’ on Persecution of Christians in Egypt

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a journalist to five years in prison for inciting Muslim-Christian strife, raising an outcry from his supporters who accuse the judiciary of targeting him for having converted from Islam to Christianity.<p>Egypt’s Al Ahram news site reported that Bishoy Armia …

Why the left must speak up about the persecution of Christians

It seems as though Sudan's persecution of Meriam Ibrahim will not end. After finally being released two days ago from a death sentence for converting to Christianity, she and her family have been arrested by Sudanese security agents after trying to flee for US shores. But as well as hoping that she …

Killing Christians

Nina Shea explains how American Christians can stand up for their persecuted brethren overseas.<p>Where are Christians persecuted? How bad is the …

Why right-wing Christians think they’re America’s most persecuted group

<b>(Stocksnapper via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new Pew poll reveals the extent of their complex. Its origins can be traced all the way back to the Bible<p>Valerie Tarico<p>September 27, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A recent Pew study found that white American evangelical Christians …

Prince of Wales’s plea to Muslims over Christian persecution

Prince Charles insists faith leaders must not remain ‘silent’ over suffering of minorities as the royal says recognising the role of religion is central to ‘our future as a free society’<p>Muslim leaders have a duty to warn their own followers about the “indescribable tragedy” of the <b>persecution of</b> …

Growing religious persecution 'a threat to everyone'

<b>"I don't know if we will ever be able to go back to Syria. My mother wants to see her home again, but she may never be able to return."</b><p>Maria fights back the tears as she contemplates her country of birth, now wracked by fighting.<p>Her mother - now in her 80s - was able to flee the fighting in Syria …

‘Why Does No One Care?’: Beck Asks if This Is Why Americans Aren’t Doing More for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Glenn Beck on Monday asked why Americans aren’t doing more for the Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.<p>“Why does no one care?” Beck demanded on his television program. “When we talked about a Christian pizza parlor just the other day, Christians responded in large numbers. … Here people …

How the English language became such a mess

James Harbeck investigates why the English language became so hard to spell – and why we only have ourselves to blame.<p>You may have seen a poem by Gerard Nolst Trinité called The Chaos. It starts like this:<p>Dearest creature in creation<p>Studying English pronunciation,<p>I will teach you in my verse<p>Sounds …

Authentic Christianity a Myth

There has been something nagging at me for the longest time...and that is that authentic Christianity, as described by the presence and words of Jesus in the Christian Bible...does not exist.<p>The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a central figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s, said in a recent interview I …

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Bluegrass cover completely transforms the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song

We hadn’t considered the idea of <i>Game of Thrones</i> as a Western until now, but thanks to this YouTube musician we can’t stop thinking about it.<p>The …

By: Bill Keith Banjo Summit videos from Grey Fox - Bluegrass Today

[…] is now available from the all-star Bill Keith banjo style summit held at this year’s Grey Fox festival back in […]

What is Bluegrass Soul?

In recent months, I’ve heard from a number of folks who want to tell me how they think contemporary bluegrass music lacks the soul that was present …

Mountain Faith to the semifinals on AGT

If you didn’t catch <i>America’s Got Talent’s</i> results show last night, there was great news for bluegrass fans.<p>Mountain Faith Band achieved the votes …

The Barefoot Movement: Johnson City, Tennessee’s Bluegrass Future

<b>Their Sound:</b> Acoustic music performed around one microphone, drawing on original material, traditional tunes and sometimes even a creative cover of …

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