Theology

God Is Not Your Co-Pilot

The greatest challenge always facing the church is whether it will preach the gospel. Not whether the world will let us preach it—although religious …

Religion

What Happens When Believers Die?

It’s hard for our finite minds to conceive of eternity—or for that matter, anything outside of our routine experience in this temporal realm. In …

Religion

628-year-old fake news: Scientists prove Turin Shroud not genuine (again)

The Turin Shroud is a fake.<p>That is the verdict of Catholic Bishop Pierre d’Arcis who has written to tell the Pope it was “a clever sleight of hand” …

Religion

Mapping the Incarnation: How the Christian Narrative Makes Sense of our World

<i>Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.</i><p>I always wanted to align my life with what was true. …

Religion

The Beatitudes: Three Observations

The Beatitudes: Three Observations<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Matthew 5:1–12<p>The introduction to Jesus's Sermon on the Mount is no doubt the …

Evangelical Christianity

Transubstantiation

This post continues from last week’s Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist. I suggest you read that post first. This post is part of a dialogue with …

Religion

Dialogue with a Skeptic of Christianity

July 16, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>Charlie Kluepfel is a former Catholic, who still believes in God in a somewhat unorthodox, self-described “theistic” …

Religion

Let Mark Dever Introduce You to Richard Sibbes

Many caricatures of the English Puritans have persisted since the restoration of Charles II. G. K. Chesterton accused them of being “killjoys who …

Religion

Read Vatican guide to consecrated virginity with discernment, canonist says

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2018 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- A new Vatican instruction on the role of consecrated virginity has drawn criticism from an American …

Catholicism

THE BIRTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the …

Religion

Mystical Theology of Dionysius: Transcendental God-Talk. Chapter Five. Part Four.

July 16, 2018 by Henry Karlson<p>There is no comparison between God and his creation; comparative predications which can be used to describe God in …

Religion

The “Acts of Mark” and the “Martyrdom of Mark” – an unnecessary confusion

There is a certain confusion in online resources between two late apocryphal texts, the so-called <i>Acts of Mark</i> and the <i>Martyrdom of Mark</i>; and that …

Religion

929 daily Bible study project to launch in English

The project, so called because there are 929 chapters of the Hebrew Bible, provides study tools for one chapter of the Bible every day for five days …

World News

Battle For the Past

Current Issue<p>July/August 2018Subscribe<p>Read This Issue<p><b>Cover Story: Out of the Flood</b><p>Does Evangelism Jeopardize Authentic Artistic Expression?<p>Heard the …

Religion

Does the Qur’an Forbid Friendship with Jews and Christians?

Does the Qur’an Forbid Friendship with Jews and Christians?<p>July 16, 2018 by Ejaz Naqvi, MD<p>Are Muslims really forbidden to have friendship with Jews …

Religion

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated on July 16, was first instituted in the late 14th century in commemoration of the approval of the …

Catholicism

“Biblical Evidence” from the Catholic Point of View

“Biblical Evidence” from the Catholic Point of View<p>July 16, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>My methodology is not all that different from the Protestant …

Religion

Catholics R More Biblical Than Protestants? (Dialogue)

July 16, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>This is always a fun Catholic-Protestant discussion to have (i.e., if tempers are moderated and ecumenical unity isn’t …

Religion

Trump’s Spiritual Advisor Calls Babies Smuggled into the U.S. “Sinful”

Trump’s Spiritual Advisor Calls Babies Smuggled into the U.S. “Sinful”<p>July 16, 2018 by Libby Anne<p>White House spiritual advisor Paula White was …

Rights & Freedoms

A Better Use for Biblical Pedantry

July 16, 2018 by Maggie Clark<p>The other day a family member wrote me with a “joke”: an email that contained, simply, the words “Numbers 23:22“. It’s a …

Religion

Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are probably fake, experts say

The Shroud of Turin, which has been revered by some Christians as the burial cloth of Jesus, could be a fake, according to a new forensic investigation.<p>The investigation into the bloodstain pattern on the cloth was reported Tuesday in the Journal of Forensic Sciences and is apparently the first …

Religion

Amos Jesus Agree: America's Not the Greatest Country in the World!

- Advertisement -<p>(Image by inthemarginsblog.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>Readings for 15th Sunday in ordinary time: Am. 7:12-15; Ps. 85:9-10, 11-2, …

Liberal View

THIS IS MY BODY by Hannah Shanks

A debut Christian memoir intertwines a faith narrative and a motherhood account.<p>The Bible is very much concerned with bodies, Shanks observes in her …

Religion

Integralism and Catholic Doctrine

A few Catholic intellectuals are now advocating integralism, the nineteenth-century doctrine that (ideally, if not always in practice) the state …

Religion

Gotcha: Paula White Edition

This week Rev. Al Sharpton addresses Televangelist Paula White's recent comments about Jesus' immigration status and offers her a lesson in Christian …

Politics

Renewing Philosophy of Religion

Oxford University Press

Is God Necessarily the All-Determining Reality?

July 15, 2018 by Roger E. Olson<p>Is God Necessarily the All-Determining Reality?<p>Occasionally I “meet” (including non-face-to-face meetings here and …

Religion

God Grants Mulligans!

<i>If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. 1 John 1:9 (NAB)</i><p>Every week, when …

Faith

Bond between Sts. Benedict and Francis shows holiness is contagious

With the recent celebration of the feast day of Saint Benedict, the famous cave of Subiaco was highlighted as the place and focal point of the …

Religion

Homily by Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix Archbishop of Quebec Primate of Canada

You will find below the official text of the homily of Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada, as delivered at the …

Catholicism