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9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information.<p>He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of his day (like the telephone, the radio, and the television) in graduate school.<p>It wasn’t until 1948, …

Mathematics

The 25 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

What the early church thought about God's gender

The Episcopal Church has decided to revise its 1979 prayer book, so that God is no longer referred to by masculine pronouns.<p>The prayer book, first …

Theology

Blinded by darkness: How evangelicals put Donald Trump ahead of Jesus

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Evangelical historian John Fea opens an important discussion of how his community abandoned its supposed values<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 24, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>John Fea is an evangelical Christian and a historian. When Donald Trump was elected with 81 percent of the …

Sessions isn't the first to 'textjack' the Bible. Here are five of the most misused scriptures

<b>(CNN) —</b> The game was tied and there was no time left on the clock when Dina Disney stepped to the foul line. Tears welling in her eyes, the college senior sank two free throws to seal her school's first NCAA basketball championship.<p>Asked how she stayed so calm, Disney didn't get philosophical, she …

The Collapse Of Evangelical Leadership Was Inevitable, But Its Resurrection Isn't

A variety of observers have spoken in the past year or two of a collapse of American evangelical leadership. But that fateful moment already came to pass many years ago.<p>This collapse of moral authority has usually been traced to evangelical leaders’ recent and surprising mutual protection pact with …

Faith

Christ Is Our Authority [Not The Bible]

“When [LGBTQ-affirming Christians] tell me that I am wrong for saying that [homosexuality] is a sin, in the simplicity of my faith in the Holy …

Abolition

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

Middle Age

The HIIT Workouts To Do When You're Short On Time

Let's pretend you have 20 minutes of free time. That's just enough time to watch a quick episode of one of your shows, do a face mask, or squeeze in …

50 Bad Jokes That You Can’t Help but Laugh At

Some bad jokes only deserve eye rolls and groans. But somehow, these manage to still be funny.<p>Who’s there?<p>Interrupting cow.<p>Interrupting c–<p>MOO!<p>We had …

This Fit Mom Did 1,490 Burpees in One Hour and Broke a World Record

She's our fitspo.<p>Liz Llorente just burpee-ed her way into the record books. On Sunday, the Australian fitness trainer and mother of two participated …

Multiple Sclerosis

The death—or reinvention—of the French intellectual

<b>Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-1950.</b> By Agnès Poirier. <i>Henry Holt; 352 pages; $30. Bloomsbury Publishing; £25.</i><p><b>Get our daily</b> …

Economics

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Great movies about faith are hard to come by. Enter Blue Velvet.

David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece treats sin and grace more seriously than most explicitly Christian films do.<p>The past few weeks have seen a spate of spiritually focused films. From <i>I Can Only Imagine</i> (about a Christian music group) to <i>God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness</i> (about a church struggling to …

Jesus was 'drag king' with 'queer desires,' claims theology professor

A theology professor at a Catholic college is making some bizarre – some would even say blasphemous – claims about Jesus Christ that is causing a stir on campus.<p>Dr. Tat-siong Benny Liew, chair of New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., said Jesus was a “drag …

New Testament

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl – BLARB

For anyone familiar with the story of the Exodus, it’s rather disappointing to learn of the near consensus among scholars that there is no evidence …

The Coming Collapse Of Christian Colleges

NPR reports on a serious issue facing conservative Christian colleges:Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture …

The faith confronting Neo-Pelagianism and Neo-Gnosticism - CNA Columns: From the Bishops

Two words are frequently found on the lips of Pope Francis in his addresses and homilies. One is the word “neo-Pelagian;” the other, “neo-Gnostic.” …

Secular Societies Fare Better Than Religious Societies

It is said over and over again by religious conservatives: without faith in God, society will fall apart. If we don't worship God, pray to God, and …

Do Gender Roles Keep Women Safe?: A Response to John Piper

Most of us—no matter our stance on gender roles or faith background—are stunned by the vast number of people demeaned by sexual abuse and harassment. …

To Answer LGBTQ Ideology, Nancy Pearcey Seeks Truths Grounded in Science

Every parent has faced the questions in recent years. <i>“Love is love,” right?</i> <i>Isn’t being transgender just another lifestyle?</i> Or even: <i>Why was there a</i> …

What Is Evangelicalism?

A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist. Evangelicalism is one of the largest …

Origins of the Universe 101

The universe is everything: from the tiniest particles to the largest galaxies to the very existence of space, time, and life.<p>But how did it all begin?<p>The origin of the universe is the origin of everything. Multiple scientific theories, plus creation myths from around the world, have tried to …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Israel and the Meaning of διʼ ὑμᾶς in Romans 11:28

<i>In the Bible, the question of Israel’s salvation emerges as an important subject in Paul’s epistle to the Romans in the context of Chapter 11.</i><p>Modern …

What is Analytic Theology?

Episode Synopsis<p>Can the analytic enrich the theological, sharpening distinctions of doctrine? Can deep questions about God be addressed with methods …

Challenges of Analytic Theology

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast<p>If how to lose belly fat is something that’s been on your mind, you’re …