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Five Lessons for Our Lives from the Parable of the Talents

How should Christians think about work, success, and wealth?<p>I was recently asked by <i>byFaith</i> magazine to write an article answering these tough …

Christianity

The Unforeseen Consequences of Transgenderism

Determining one’s own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter.<p>First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a …

Here’s How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than …

Theology

GUIDE: Best Podcasts for Thinking Christians

Acton Institute (Weekly, 20-90 min | RSS): This Catholic think tank has awesome, intellectual speakers – their tag line is “<i>Integrating</i> …

The Atlantic - "Whatever the reason, when cultural...

"Whatever the reason, when cultural conservatives disengage from organized religion, they tend to redraw the boundaries of identity, de-emphasizing …

Religion

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

China has for decades feared the power of organized religion. But religious suppression has intensified in recent years under the rule of president Xi Jinping—alongside a broader crackdown on civil society—according to a report (pdf) by Freedom House released yesterday (Feb. 28). For example, …

China

59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have Dropped Out—And They're Trying to Tell Us Why

<i>By Sam Eaton</i><p>From the depths of my heart, I want to love church.<p>I want to be head-over-heals for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders.<p>I want to …

Millennials

Belong, Believe, Become: A New Process of Evangelism

“Churches aren’t growing because of conversions. Churches are just swapping sheep.”<p>Have you ever heard someone make this claim or something like it? …

Six resources that offer real help for post-abortive women

TeenVogue can’t make up it’s mind about abortion.<p>On the one hand, they see the need to promote it as a nonchalant procedure that is a normal part of …

What Judaism Can Teach Islam About Reforming The Faith

Does Islam needs its own Martin Luther? Does it need its own “Reform,” which will lead to the separation of the Muslim “church” from the state? I …

Religion

Why anarchists find a home among progressives

This week’s violence at Berkeley would seem to support the conservative claim that the truly violent political group in America is not gun-toting …

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‘I Am Michael’ Review: James Franco Plays ‘Ex-Gay’ in Provocative Biopic

The first two minutes of Justin Kelly’s “I Am Michael” boil down the film’s ideological tension to one brief conversation. The titular character, an …

John Donne

Current Issue Mar 2017<p><b>The Benedict Option’s Vision for a Christian Village</b><p>Gene Yang: A Graphic Novelist Caught Between Two Worlds<p>In the Image of Our …

6 Things Every Christian Should Know about the Minor Prophets

Many Christians find the last 12 books of the Old Testament—known as the Minor Prophets—well, boring! Why? First, they don’t see how the books relate …

With His Choice Of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values

The six faith leaders President-elect Donald Trump has invited to pray at his inauguration come from diverse backgrounds, but they have something in common: All have personal ties to Trump or his family or have in some way signaled their approval of him, his politics or his wealth.<p>The group …

Religion

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multitasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your attention span back?<p>While neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, psychology professor at McGill University in Montreal and author of <i>This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human</i> …

Productivity

What America’s Founders Really Thought About the Bible

<i>Today’s guest post is from Daniel L. Dreisbach, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He has authored or edited 10 books, including</i> …

Beware of Making Jesus Your Password

At first glance, “john316” looks like a reasonable password.<p>While it’s a couple characters short of the recommended minimum of 8 to 10, it at least …

Data Breach

The Trouble with Limited Government

About the Author<p>The point of departure for my essay on "The Trouble with Limited Government" in the <i>Claremont Review of Books</i> was a <i>National Review</i> …

The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing

One morning in the summer of 2011 Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors. That morning, Campolo was, as usual, a little self-conscious about his attire. “I feel …

Religion

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Success

Little Things Can Make An Atheist

As I read deeper in the literature of unbelief and 'freethought' from the past three centuries, it is interesting to see 'Little Things' given as reasons for rejecting Christianity and God.<p><b>Here's a sampling that I have paraphrased from multiple authors living a hundred to three hundred years ago:</b><p>• …

Christianity

What do we mean by ‘natural’ or ‘against nature’?

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the <b>natural</b> use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, …

Theology

Silence review: the last temptation of Liam Neeson in Scorsese's shattering epic

Returning to themes which have haunted his whole career, Martin Scorsese has made a film of grandeur and great fervour about Christianity, martyrdom and the silence of God<p>The silence of God – or the deafness of man – is the theme of Martin Scorsese’s epic new film about an ordeal of belief and the …

Martin Scorsese

Encountering Jesus through Jazz in Worship

This is a Jesus alert! Some content in this article is explicitly Christian. Those who might be offended by this should stop reading now. If, …

Theology