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Inside the White House Bible Study group

<b>For the first time in at least 100 years, the US Cabinet has a bible study group. What do they learn? What does Donald Trump make of it? And why aren't women allowed to teach?</b><p>Every Wednesday, some of the world's most powerful people meet in a conference room in Washington DC to learn about God.<p>The …

'Christianity as default is gone': the rise of a non-Christian Europe

Europe’s march towards a post-Christian society has been starkly illustrated by research showing a majority of young people in a dozen countries do not follow a religion.<p>The survey of 16- to 29-year-olds found the Czech Republic is the least religious country in Europe, with 91% of that age group …

Religion

The incredible history of the Boeing 737, the best-selling airliner of all time

The Boeing 737 is ubiquitous. If you've taken a commercial flight in the past 50 years, there's a good chance it was on a Boeing 737.<p>That's because Boeing has sold a whole lot of them. Since 1965, the American aviation giant has taken orders for a whopping 14,725 737s. In April, Boeing delivered …

Aviation

Early Christianity

Emerging from a small sect of Judaism in the 1st century CE, early Christianity absorbed many of the shared religious, cultural, and intellectual …

Theology

Why is it embarrassing to admit to being Christian?

This time of year is always super frustrating.<p>Why? Because it’s Lent, and that usually means having to go without something delicious like chocolate …

Faith

The 20 Most Expensive Cars Sold at the 2018 Amelia Island Auctions

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.<p>His death was …

Billy Graham

Winklevoss: If you can’t see bitcoin at $320,000, you just lack imagination

‘You know the criticisms are just a failure of the imagination.’<p>That’s what Tyler, one of the Winklevoss twins, had to say to the skeptics — and …

The coins in your pocket that could be worth thousands of pounds - look out for these

You might want to rummage through your pockets – as your change could be worth a small fortune.<p>The London Olympic 50p coin changes hands for £3,000 …

Council of Europe

A closer look at Apple's new HomePod

The first time I got close to one of Apple's HomePods was in a secluded meeting room at WWDC. Sonically, at least, it blew away the competition. After seven months -- not to mention the introduction of other impressive smart speakers -- Apple invited me to spend another hour with a near-final …

Cardinal Robert Sarah on “The Strength of Silence” and the Dictatorship of Noise

Cardinal’s apology to mothers over babies handed over for adoption

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has offered an apology to mothers who were pressurised into handing their babies over for adoption in the decades after the Second World War.<p>Cardinal Vincent Nichols said the Church acknowledged the “grief and pain” caused to young …

Christianity

The Times: How a Catholic Humanist Inspired the Reformation

<i>This article was originally posted at The Times.</i><p>Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s challenge to the Catholic Church that …

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).<p>Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20% compared to …

Mental Health

Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading row saying he has a 'duty' to defend Christianity

A chaplain to the Queen has resigned after publicly criticising a church that allowed a Koran reading during its service as part of an interfaith project.<p>The Rev Gavin Ashenden, who until this week was one of the 33 special chaplains to the Queen, said the reading was “a fairly serious error” and …

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him …

Collapse in Christianity in Britain blamed on mothers by former bishop

Mothers have been blamed for the collapse in churchgoing in Britain by a former Church of England bishop.<p>Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester from 1994 to 2009, told the Ukip conference of his sadness that "holy days have become holidays".<p>He told around 200 activists that this was in part …

Church of England

Morality Is Indispensable for Liberty | Becky Akers

Those stodgy Founding Fathers! Not only did they study hard, work harder, and marry one woman for life, they also insisted on – get this – <i>morality</i>. …

The 11 most scandalous popes in history

For centuries, the Catholic Church has elected a pope to don an intricate hat and lead the religion's 1.27 billion adherents across the globe.<p>But not all of the church's 260-odd popes have been models of piety. Actually, a handful of popes are best remembered by their violent tempers, shocking sex …

Telegraph logo

If yesterday, Good Friday, was the day that Christians mark Jesus’s death on the cross, and tomorrow, Easter Sunday, is the day of the Resurrection, then what is today? A remarkable answer is given in an ancient anonymous sermon from the first centuries of the Christian era. “Today there is a great …

Theology

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?<p>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and widespread. Within a few decades of his supposed lifetime, he is mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians, as well as by dozens of Christian writings. Compare that …

Theology

House churches

The landscape of contemporary Christianity now includes groups of Christians who get together in each other’s homes and declare themselves a church. …

The creator of $17 billion cryptocurrency litecoin has sold his entire stake

LONDON — The creator of one of the largest alternative cryptocurrencies has exited his entire stake in the digital currency, citing a "conflict of interest."<p>Charlie Lee announced in a Reddit post on Wednesday that he had "sold and donated" all of his litecoin holdings over recent days. He said the …

2 factions of bitcoin investors are now at war with each other

Every day, Mati Greenspan, a senior market analyst at eToro, sends a mass email summarising what he thinks is going on in the cryptocurrency markets right now.<p>On Friday morning, the first line of that email said it all: "It's clear by now that the entire crypto market is in a massive …

Cryptocurrency

Lifestyles of the Rich and Frugal: 7 Thrifty Millionaires and Billionaires

Assistant Editor, Contributed Content<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you had millions of dollars in the bank, what would you spend it on? Yachts, planes, fancy hotels? Maybe your own island? While you might picture a life of luxuries, it might surprise you to learn …

Bitcoin is a vehicle for fraudsters, warns Goldman Sachs boss

The boss of Goldman Sachs became the latest high-profile critic of bitcoin, claiming it was a vehicle to commit fraud as the value of the cryptocurrency plunged 20% in less than 24 hours.<p>Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of the US investment bank, said: “Something that moves 20% [overnight] does not …

Cryptocurrency

Another Batch Of Six Ex-Dutch F-16 Jets Delivered To The Royal Jordanian Air Force

This batch follows the first six jets delivered at the end of October. The second batch of five F-16AMs and one two seater BM jet, formerly belonging …

Bitcoin takes stock after rollercoaster ride

<b>The price of digital currency Bitcoin has fallen sharply in a period of wild trading since it passed the $11,000 mark a day ago.</b><p>Bitcoin is now around $9,600, down about 16% from the record $11,434 (£8,500) it hit on Wednesday.<p>The digital currency is used by some people to pay for things online, but …

Cryptocurrency

“Corruption has become globalized”: The journalistic investigation behind the “Paradise Papers”

13,5 million documents revealed how 350 million euros have been hidden in tax havens in the Caribbean and Pacific islands from 1950 to 2016. Earlier this week, we wrote about how popular figures such as Queen Elizabeth II and renowned brands like Nike appeared in the documents. And like the “Panama …

Corruption

1997 McLaren F1

Imagine buying the ultimate supercar. Something the world had never seen the likes of, a distillation of decades of Formula One racing knowledge — …

McLaren F1