Bible

How The Catholic Church Keeps Surviving Abuse Scandals

One central dogma has protected the Church through all kinds of clerical scandals.<p>The news of sex scandal in Pennsylvania is truly sickening. …

Christianity

Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Watchmen’ Series Ordered By HBO And Will Feature New Characters Set In Present Day

<i>The Watchmen</i> remains one of the most popular graphic novels, and it was adapted as a feature-length film in 2009. Where <i>The Watchmen</i> movie received …

Graphic Novels

Who is the Bible study group 'shopping' for members at Walmart?

For months, people have been approaching shoppers at stores across the Buffalo Niagara market, striking up conversations with them, then inviting …

New Jersey

The Aviator's Wife

A perfect film. Eric Rohmer began his series titled "Comedies and Proverbs" with this 1981 tale of romantic entanglements, disappointments, and ever …

Old Testament

Connecting the discovery of a 3000-year-old bee apiary to the Bible

Christianity

Uganda arrests U.S. citizen who assaulted hotel worker for 'disgracing Jesus'

<b>Uganda’s police has arrested an American citizen, Jimmy Taylor, who is being detained on charges of assaulting a worker at the Grand Imperial Hotel</b> …

Africa

Aretha's Bridge

If one way of understanding gospel music is to trace its emergence in the midst of the African-American Great Migration — from south to north, from rural areas to urban regions, from agrarian culture to industrialization, then so too can we hear Aretha Franklin traveling miles and miles in her …

Music

Pope Francis on capital punishment: a closer look

Exactly 30 years ago, during the sultry summer of 1988, I resigned from my job as a correctional officer at a maximum-security jail in Florida. I had …

Theology

Piano Instrumental Book of revelation Francois Botes

Piano

Planting Pastors in the New America: A Case for Civic Advocacy Training

I was at the National Latino Evangelical Association a few weeks ago. After I spoke, I was on a panel with several Latino leaders. One of them was …

New Testament

A West Columbia church’s music gear was stolen. ‘We don’t need any of it,’ pastor says

A young Lexington County church is worshiping in a different way now.<p>The 12 Springs Church on Leaphart Road in West Columbia is having a quieter …

South Carolina

Three New Books on Paul

While I’m on my book-writing sabbatical, I’m laying aside books to research for the expanded revision of The Untold Story of the New Testament …

Books

Religion as Fallen Power

August 18, 2018 by Darrell Lackey<p>I’m not a Catholic in the sense of what most mean by that descriptor, but I am a Christian (albeit, a very poor …

New Testament

Why is the Bible so offensive?

Would you believe it if I told you the mere sight of the Bible is offensive to some people?<p>This week, my church is holding its SoCal Harvest event for the 29th year in a row. Formerly known as Harvest Crusade, this annual gathering is one of the largest evangelical outreach events in the world. As …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who …

Faith

How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees

The real mistake made by Jesus' classic adversaries might surprise you. You’ve probably heard someone say at some point “Don’t be such a Pharisee.” …

Faith

In Christ?

August 17, 2018 by Keith Giles<p>I’ve started to notice that Paul uses the phrase “In Christ” in a very interesting way. At first, I was only aware of a …

Theology

WATCH: Snake-Handling Pastor Carried Out Of Church After Serpent Bites Him

In a frightening scene, a Kentucky snake-handling pastor whose pastor father had died after a snake bit him had to be carried out of his church after …

U.S. Politics

Greg Laurie Encouraging Christians to #StandWithTheBible after Billboard Controversy

In the week leading up to the 2018 SoCal Harvest in Anaheim, pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie has been encouraging Christians to take a photo or …

Social Media

WATCH: Ben Carson reveals the death-defying moment he truly embraced God

Dr. Ben Carson overcame a childhood of intense poverty and struggle to become one of the most famous neurosurgeons in the world — but his story didn’t end there.<p>Carson, an outspoken Christian who currently serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also ran for …

Conservative View

Christian Evangelist: Anyone Who Dies Isn’t “Operating in the Laws of God”

Sorry, 100% of humanity. God's very unhappy with you.

Faith

Man sentenced to 85 years for raping 6-year-old girl at Raleigh church

A repeat sex offender will spend at least 85 years in prison for raping a 6-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Raleigh church during choir practice …

Crime

Former SC megachurch pastor offers glimpse inside future home of his new congregation

Since announcing that his new church was actually moving into a brick-and-mortar building, former South Carolina megachurch pastor Perry Noble has …

South Carolina

Utah lawsuit against medical marijuana claims it violates the 'religious freedom' of ... landlords

While being appropriately respectful to all major religions, the new lawsuit against legalizing medical marijuana in Utah is dumb and stupid and …

Liberal View

Study: Humans Are Almost Surely The Only Sentient Life In The Universe

I’ve got some tough news for those of you toting around a towel, hoping to be whisked off as a hitchhiker around the galaxy: We’re probably alone. …

Conservative View

'It's a festival again' at ASF: 14 shows for upcoming season

CLOSE<p>ASF announced its upcoming season of 14 shows at the Kress Building in downtown Montgomery on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.<p>Next lineup of shows for …

William Shakespeare

Return to Me - Women's Bible Study

A eight week Women's Bible Study, Return to Me: God's Plan for Restoration in the book of Joel, will begin on October 3rd. The study is free with …

Christianity

What Are the Greatest Dangers to Christianity Today?

August 17, 2018 by Roger E. Olson<p>What Are the Greatest Dangers to Christianity Today?<p>Notice that I am not asking what are the greatest dangers to</i> …

Christianity

“Once in a saintly passion”

For those who may have missed the obituary for Richard L. Anderson — whom I consider a friend and a faithful-academic hero — and/or for those who …

Jesus

When the Bible Becomes an App

A surprising statistic in research on Bible engagement among Americans is that more than 90 percent of regular Bible readers prefer print to digital. …

Theology