Faith

What Happened to the Cross Jesus Died On?

For 2,000 years, Christians have sought a piece of the cross Jesus died on—some have been willing to use their teeth.<p>Last week, Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. An integral part of this, the foundational moment in Christian history, is that three days earlier Jesus …

Apologetics

Questioning your faith? Follow ‘Doubting Thomas’ and stay close to the ‘Believing Church’

All of us are 'two people': a doubting one and a believing one.<p><i>Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are</i> …

Christianity

Will Islam Inherit the Earth?

Fueling the hysteria on the part of politicians like Steve King and Geert Wilders, a blockbuster new report details how a lack of Christian fecundity may leave the earth to others.<p>Controversial right-wing Congressman Steve King made headlines in March when he tweeted his support for anti-Muslin …

Religion

Adventist Pastor Alicia Johnston Comes Out as Bi, Announces Resignation

Instead of preaching a sermon today at the Foothills Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists in the Arizona Conference, Pastor Alicia Johnston …

Theology

Testimonies of family and friends of the "New Martyrs"

2017-04-22 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ visit to the Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on the Tiber Island (San Bartolomeo all’Isola) …

Christianity

Kim Kardashian sparks backlash over release of new Virgin Mary kimoji

Sparks are flying over Kim Kardashian West's new Kimoji candle.<p>The 36-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal a brand new addition to her Kimoji collection: a candle of herself as the Virgin Mary.<p><b>WATCH: Kim Kardashian Rocks a Super Sheer Minidress at Dinner With Sisters</b> …

Apologetics

Teach creationism or evolution in Texas science texts? | Letters to the Editor

<b>Accept science on faith?</b><p>Re: "'Evaluate' called code for creationism -- Evolution backers, opponents testify on science curriculum," Wednesday Metro & …

Apologetics

19th century French priest beatified in Spain: Louis Antoine Ormières

2017-04-22 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) The 19th century French priest Louis Antoine Ormières was beatified in the Spanish town of Oviedo on Saturday …

Pope Francis

Psalms Categories

Psalms' Categories in The Bible<p>Psalms Categories in The Bible:<p>Lament & Petition Psalms<p>Praise & Thanksgiving Psalms<p>Trust Psalms<p>Hymn Psalms<p>Royal …

Christianity

Arkansas Judge Portrays 'Crucified Jesus' During Death Penalty Protest at Governor's Mansion

There are “activist” judges — judges who “legislate from the bench” based on their personal views or other considerations — then there's Arkansas …

Apologetics

Day of the Spirit (The) by Geoffrey Bingham

<b>About this Book</b><p>All days since creation began have been the days of the Spirit.<p>In a special way Pentecost was <i>the</i> Day of the Spirit.<p>All history moved</i> …

Theology

Buchan's message for Zuma: 'Don't play with God'

Ruan Bruwer, Netwerk24<p>Bloemfontein - “Don’t play with God.” That was Evangelist Angus Buchan’s message to President Jacob Zuma and the country’s …

News (South Africa)

Sport24.co.za | Robertson full of praise for Stormers slayers

Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has hailed his players after they claimed a bonus-point win over the Stormers in Christchurch.

South African Rugby

Cease Squirming and Know That I Am God: Why Don’t We Share the Gospel?

I’ve seen people squirm and fidget whenever the topic of evangelism is mentioned. Of course, the reasons vary from person to person.<p>Awkwardness<p>I …

Christianity

Sermon: Christianity: Two Groups

While there have been many groups calling themselves Christians over the centuries, there essentially have been two groups. One group that held to …

Religion

Someone else's success doesn't guarantee my own.

I want you to think about this cartoon every time you hear a prosperity gospel preacher tell his audience that they, too, can be successful if they …

Religion

Jesus and Cannabis?

I am quite used to seeing stories about the historical Jesus in the media around Christmas and Easter. It is a good time for the History channel to …

Apologetics

The Most Dangerous Thing About Being a Missionary in a Hostile Country

The obvious meaning of the title of Amy Peterson’s memoir, Dangerous Territory, is that she lived in a country where being a Christian was dangerous. …

Religion

One Very Good Reason to Study Church History

A friend of mine recently became a citizen of the United States of America. Until that point, he had been a mere resident, a visitor, a sojourner, a …

Theology

God Chose You Before You Chose Him

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p>John 10:26: “You do not believe because you’re not of my sheep.” Not the other way around. It’s not, <i>Because you do not believe,</i> …

Christianity

Joy in the Christian Life

<i>“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11)</i><p>The word “fun” is never …

Christianity

BBC - Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist?

'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups – and they are far from being unique to our species<p>Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that causes harm is on display.<p>These days, the …

Apologetics

My message for check-box Christians

You know how the sermon goes — “Don't be a check-box Christian.”<p>I've heard and read this well-meaning advice many times.<p>Here’s the theory. There’s danger in believing that living by a list, whether on paper or in our minds, will lead us straight to a mansion in heaven with an inground pool and …

Opinion

This Queer Christian Activist Has A Message For Her Trolls

"History shows that people can do terrible things when they feel like God is on their side and they have the moral upper hand."<p>Since coming out publicly in 2014, Vicky Beeching has worked hard to create spaces for queer Christians online and in the church.<p>Beeching, a Christian singer and activist …

LGBTQ

Judson, Adoniram (1788-1850) | History of Missiology

Bibliography<p><i>A scrapbook collection including letters from Adoniram and Sarah Judson to Nathan and Eliza Brown is in the archives of the Boston</i> …

Apologetics

Religious Canadians a giving bunch

A new survey about Canadians and religion is out, and it shows that faith in Canada is still very much alive.<p>The survey, released April 13 by Angus …

Religion

The Power of a Mother’s Surrender (Christian Men and Their Godly Moms)

Every mother knows that at some point, in some way, she will have to surrender her children. While they are young, she is responsible for protecting …

Christianity

The Leftovers: Is Kevin Really the Messiah?

After long dancing around the question, <i>The Leftovers</i>' third season premiere finally asked outright: Is Kevin (Justin Theroux) Jesus?<p>Well, not Jesus …

Apologetics

Azusa Street Revival Begins

The Revival begins... <b><br>Los Angeles was ripe for revival in the spring of 1906! Christians throughout the city were praying for an outpouring of the</b> …

Los Angeles

Paul Prather: Which is better, a good atheist or a lousy Christian?

If you had the choice, would you rather have as your next-door neighbor a mean, snarky, territorial Christian or a friendly atheist who mowed your …

Pope Francis