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IT HAPPENED TO ME: No One at Church Would Date Me, So I Quit Christianity

I was raised Christian. My parents weren’t religious, and they’re still not, but they wanted good things for us, and this included feeling like a part of something bigger. Plus, a requirement for getting into the best schools in the area was immaculate church attendance.<p>Mom was all about us going …

Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)

LifeWay Research studies how churches can help pastors last longer. No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what’s …

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Televangelist: God put dinosaurs in the Bible as the 'poster child for creationism'

Pastor Brad Shockley told viewers of the <i>Let The Bible Speak</i> television program over the weekend that the Bible proves that dinosaurs — and dragons — …

The Impossible Defense of an Accused 'Atheist' the Saudis Want to Behead

In Saudi Arabia the number of writers and bloggers facing the whip and the sword—and even crucifixion—is growing. Sound a bit like ISIS? Many think …

Take the Quiz, and Prove the <em>Times</em>‘ Nicholas Kristof Wrong About Secularists’ Knowledge of Religion

Take the Quiz, and Prove the <i>Times</i>‘ Nicholas Kristof Wrong About Secularists’ Knowledge of Religion<p>December 13, 2015 by Terry Firma<p>Last year, the <i>New</i> …

Where Did Satan’s First Desire for Evil Come From?

Pastor John admits that although God is sovereign over all things, including sin, some things remain a mystery.

Science Says This Is What Jesus Really Looked Like

While Western culture is accustomed to depictions of Jesus as a lanky white guy with long, straight, perfectly-conditioned hair, or, much less often, …

Thoughts and prayers will never be enough: Why the church can’t stop gun violence

Tired bromides won’t save us, but legislative action can. Our politicians can start by closing gun show loopholes<p>Daniel Schultz<p>December 11, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Last week, as news of the shootings in San Bernardino was being digested, the …

Dear Media: Stop Using the Term 'Radicalized' Unless You Apply It to White Christian Extremists, Too

The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred. This terminology, when applied …

Atheists Booked Space in the Nebraska Capitol Early, Crowding Out a Nativity Until After Christmas

December 10, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Atheists will have an assortment of displays in the Nebraska State Capitol building later this month, and because …

Christian Violence

Here's an entry from <i>An Opinionated Dictionary of Religion</i>.<p><b>Christian Violence</b>: <i>noun</i>. A mostly overlooked history of harm.<p>It is possible to think only Islam is susceptible to religious violence and forget about centuries of intermittent Christian violence.<p>Ninety-nine percent of Christians have never …

Japanese police want to fight illegal drones with bigger drones

The new set of rules are designed to improve safety as the remotely controlled machines grow rapidly in popularity. It means unmanned aircraft weighing more than 200 grams can no longer be flown in designated built-up areas, a law that overnight brings an end to all drone flights over Tokyo's 23 …

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Atheist Group Seeks End to Tennessee Police Department’s ‘Adopt a Cop’ Prayer Program

<b>JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. —</b> A prominent professing atheist group is seeking to put an end a Tennessee police department’s “Adopt a Cop” program, which …

BBC iWonder - When did the Christian Church start worrying about sex?

When did the Christian Church start worrying about sex?<p>Presented byProf Diarmaid MacCullochHistorian<p>1. In the beginning<p>Presented byProf Diarmaid MacCullochHistorian<p>Jesus’ surviving words include very little about sex, yet questions around sexual morality have troubled Christian authorities for …

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Trinity Western says B.C. law society is violating graduates’ religious rights

An evangelical Christian university that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage is arguing the Law Society of British Columbia is violating the religious rights of graduates of its proposed law school.<p>Trinity Western University is asking B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the society's …

Our Bad Theology Is Killing Faith in the God of Life

In the most recent episode of her excellent WNYC podcast, <i>Death, Sex & Money</i>, host Anna Sale has a conversation with Diane Gill Morris. Morris is the mother of two teenaged boys with autism. Sale and Morris talk about the challenges and joys of being the parent of children with extraordinary needs, …

2 men disguised the Bible as the Quran and read it to people in the street — and the results are fascinating

Anti-Islam rhetoric is prominent in Europe and the US at the moment, as shown by Donald Trump's latest comments, but one social experiment has challenged people's ideas and showed how little some people know not just about Islam, but also about Christianity.<p>Two Dutch YouTubers, Sacha Harland and …

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How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America?

Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christianity in America.<p>According to the report, Millennials are leaving the Church in droves and, the theory went, if the next generation isn't there to fill …

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Pastors and Pews Vastly Disagree on Discipleship Success

On behalf of The Navigators and NavPress, Barna Group studies the state of Protestant spiritual growth. Protestant pastors are too hard on their …

Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Marty Kaplan<p>November 24, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic …

Meet the Shock-Jock Theologian Offering Grace to a Small Town's Abusers, Forgiveness to the Abused

Doug Wilson is trying to save civilization. The pastor at Christ Church Moscow, a college town on Idaho’s border with Washington, doesn’t think …

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