Brian Goff

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Violent Buddhists of the 20th Century (and beyond)

March 27, 2018 by Justin Whitaker<p>A difficulty I encounter time and time again when teaching Buddhism or talking about it with friends is the “myth of …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Burned a 560-Mile Hole in the Atmosphere

On August 24, 2017, Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX launched and landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets. While it's not the most powerful rocket in …

Sacred Domain: How to Keep the .Bible Holy

Critics accuse American Bible Society of being too restrictive with its corner of the internet. Ongoing net neutrality debates reveal the tensions …

ICANN

An Experimental Superbug Killer Is a Tiny Step Closer to Saving Us From the Antibiotic Apocalypse

A class of antibiotics heralded as an essential future weapon against drug-resistant superbugs passed an important test. There’s now evidence that …

The "Gospel of Judas" is simply not the Gospel

<i>The “Gospel of Judas” is simply not the Gospel</i>By: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSBSeveral years ago a third-century papyrus manuscript containing the long-lost …

Theology

Scientists report first results from neutrino mountain experiment

This week, an international team of physicists, including researchers at MIT, is reporting the first results from an underground experiment designed …

The Final Week of Jesus: Tuesday (March 31, AD 33)

Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Tuesday.For …

How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain

One winter, I went camping with my friend Bob in the backcountry near Sequoia National Park. After spending the day slogging uphill through deep …

Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student

It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book.<p>Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class.<p>Holden alleges that …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Saudi TV Host Rips Into ‘Hypocrites’ Who Say Terrorists ‘Do Not Represent Islam’

A Saudi television host had harsh criticism for Muslims — specifically those in the Arab world — who insist that terrorism does not represent their faith, calling them “hypocrites.”<p>Saudi columnist and television anchor Nadine Al-Budair said in a recent monologue that in the wake of the Brussels …

Christians, We Cannot Adjust Our Faith To Make Room For Our Favorite Sins

On Wednesday, I gave a speech at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. It had been requested that I speak on the subject of religious liberty, a topic near and dear to my heart, as it should be to the hearts of all Christians, especially in light of the government’s recent efforts to …

Thousands march in anti-Islam Pegida rallies across Europe

Protesters rally under the anti-migrant banner "Fortress Europe" in cities including Dresden, Prague, Calais, Dublin and Amsterdam<p>A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a …

This is the week the Anglican church might fall apart

Although if this week's primates meeting leads to a looser union, it may at least offer more time for preaching the Gospel<p>This week, the Anglican Communion may fall apart. The stated reason is disagreement about homosexuality. Liberal whites, especially in North America, support gay sex acts and …

The church isn’t dying, & God isn’t freaking out in heaven hoping we save it.

I used to be a shock jock blogger.Well, actually, I used to be a blogger.Man this space was hoppin.But that’s for another post.Anyways, I used to be …

5 Reasons Why the Gospel of Jesus' Wife Is a Fake

<i>Jesus said, “There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.” And behold, one of his disciples who was standing by said to him, “Rabbi</i> …

Christianity

No, That Nice Muslim Neighbor, Co-Worker, or Classmate Isn't Your Friend

Islamophobia: Political Islam’s Latest Incarnation Debilitates Public Discourse

Political Islam began almost from the moment Islam was born. In fact, if we notice the core doctrines of Islam, it is doubtless that politics—rather, …

Open 2015: Old Master Bernhard Langer keeps the faith

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Bernhard Langer story begins 12 years before his birth.<p>His father, Erwin, had been a motorcycle courier in the German Army in the Second World War. At the end of the conflict, he was detained by Russian troops and herded onto a train destined for a prisoner of war camp.<p>In the dead of …

Did the NIV Delete 64,575 Words?

I rarely get involved in debates on Bible translation. In fact, I don’t weigh in a lot of debates, as I believe my mission is to challenge people to …

Snapchat's Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers From Mecca Hailed For Its Portrayal Of Islam

The app stitched together images and videos from hundreds of worshippers.<p>Snapchat's live stories allow users to submit images and video to the service, which are then curated into a live stream. According to the company, "The end result is a Story told from a community perspective with lots of …

The Pluto Encounter Means More Than You Think

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Colorado River

A Rational Inquiry of the Bible: Is it reliable? Is it the word of God?

"It's just a book of stories." <br>"It's the writings of man, not God." <br>"It's been changed by man, there's no way of knowing if any of the original …

Tom Cruise Might Finally Be Ready To Leave The Church Of Scientology

Tom Cruise and Scientology are usually tighter than a drum when it comes to their relationship. If you saw <i>Going Clear</i> when it aired on HBO, you know that Cruise is the golden child for the church’s leadership and plays a pivotal role in its public image. If you didn’t see the documentary, you know …

The women of ISIS: Who are they?

<b>London (CNN) —</b> "I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy romance novel, as she describes every tiny detail of her first meeting with her husband-to-be.<p>"After [a] few minutes, I flipped my Niqab. He looked at me, our eyes [caught] …

Caliphates

China's senior officials find comfort in mythical masters

BEIJING (AP) — The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival.<p>Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party's Politburo, shared the …

Cameron’s extremism orders ‘could criminalise traditional Christian teaching’

New measures to curb hate preachers could be a ‘disaster area’ for mainstream religions, says head of top Anglican theological college<p>Traditional Christian teaching could effectively be “criminalised” in some settings under David Cameron’s plans for new anti-extremist banning orders, a top Anglican …

Christian Monks, Students Refuse to Flee 4th-Century Monastery Near ISIS-Controlled Mosul; 'God Protects Us'

Three monks and six students have taken refuge in the ancient monastery of Mar Mattai in northern Iraq, just 12 miles from the Islamic State-occupied …