Theology

Trace Martin Luther's Footsteps Through Germany

In 1517, Augustinian monk Martin Luther was so fed up with the Catholic Church that he (allegedly) nailed a list of 95 observations, called the <i>95</i> …

Religion

Purdue professor proves 53 people in the Bible lived

Using inscriptions from archaeological finds, Lawrence Mykytiuk, has been able to establish the historical accuracy of sacred scripture.<p>Purdue …

Religion

Spiritual Warfare

<b>A Catholic Perspective to Spiritual Warfare</b><p><b>Quotes from Pope Francis</b><p><b>“The presence of the Devil is on the first page of the Bible, and the Bible ends</b> …

Christian Philosophy

Germans pushing for less government surveillance, but will end up with more than they bargain for

COGwriter Germans apparently want less governmental surveillance and more privacy: Resistance growing to German government’s surveillance measures …

Censorship

How To Build a Solid Theological Library

<i>This sponsored post was prepared by Tyler Smith on behalf of Logos</i>.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>After a decade of Bible college, seminary, and ministry, …

Christian Philosophy

Physicians Without Chests: On the Call to End Conscientious Objection in Medicine

In a recent “Sounding Board” article for the prestigious <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>, Drs. Ronit Y. Stahl and Ezekiel J. Emanuel call for the …

Health Care

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Columbia University

Here's what hookup culture is like on the campuses of Catholic colleges

Daniel is “free-spirited and open-minded” about hooking up.<p>As one of the 70 percent of students who do so each year on U.S. college campuses, he embraces hookups and their culture of students having sexual encounters without expectations of any feelings, much less relationships.<p>Hooking up, …

Education

A Bridge to Nowhere: Fr. James Martin and the Catholic/LGBT Divide

Before YouTube, access to diverting video was controlled by middle-school teachers. If students were particularly good, the film-projector appeared …

Religion

The Baal Shem Tov

<i>The spiritual vacuum created by false messiahs, poverty and persecution in Eastern Europe was filled by the Chassidic Movement, founded by the Baal</i> …

Religion

Aelbert Bouts | Head of Saint John the Baptist on a Charger | The Met

This grisly depiction of John the Baptist's severed head was once an extremely popular image, due to the saint’s growing cult in the Middle Ages. …

Art Museums

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg gets coverage and has views on Donald Trump

<i><br>Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg</i><p>Karl-Theodor zu Guttnberg wants to continue business relations with the USA. The following was machine-translated from …

Donald Trump

Human sacrifice today - Who is really doing it? (Fringe adherents of some genuinely old religions, mostly)

Brief introduction<p>Human sacrifice is still practiced, alas, by an assortment of fringe cults in many parts of the world. And, to this day, "Satanic …

Religion

3 Tammuz: Insider’s Guide to 3 Tammuz

Customs for the Rebbe’s yahrtzeit, based on a letter he wrote before the previous rebbe’s first yahrtzeit.

Judaism

Translating Genesis: double translation

This is the second in a series of posts about “Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators” (available from the publisher and from Amazon). In my last post, I mentioned a double translation in Genesis 11:9:<p>Hence her name is called <i>Babylon</i>, for there the LORD scrambled …

Language

Why is the Blessed Virgin Mary always wearing blue?

The color has multiple spiritual meanings, each revealing a different attribute of the Mother of God.When viewing Christian art from the past …

Religion

On Holy Communion - St. Alphonsus

<i>“A certain man made a great supper.”</i> LUKE xiv. 16.<p>IN the gospel of this day we read that a rich man prepared a great supper. He then ordered one of …

Christian Philosophy

Greg Boyd's Predecessors

In his big book <b>The Crucifixion of the Warrior God</b>, Greg Boyd sketches his six predecessors. Which is a way of saying, “Hey guys, this is not brand …

Faith

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Christian Philosophy

The Mary Mary Sisters and Their Extended Family Explore Israel

The amazing vacation will be chronicled on the upcoming season of their WeTV reality series.<p>The ladies of Mary Mary and their husbands, sisters and …

Women of Color

Ibn Khaldun and The Myth of "Arab Invasion"

<i>First published in 1966 and translated by David Macey for a 1984 Verso edition,</i> Ibn Khaldun: The Birth of History and the Past of the Third World<i> —</i> …

Islam

Priests, Holiness, and Imperfection

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is also World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. For those who are not priests, it is an …

Meet St. Paul as he Writes to the Romans; A Brief Study to Make it Easy

I love St. Paul and love to write about him and his epistles. I also enjoyed traveling through six countries filming his life story and theology. St. …

Religion

Testament of Benjamin

The historical expansion section of Benjamin concerns an apocryphal story about Joseph in his trip down to Egypt (chapters 1-2). Joseph is a model of …

Faith

Evangelical Quarterly 1929-2011 Now On-Line

Rob Bradshaw at BiblicalStudies.uk.org has been scanning theological journals and other resources for many years, with more than 32,000 articles …

Religion

Artist taking on dark side of Luther’s legacy

What was a young Jewish artist doing in a former prison in Wittenberg, Germany?<p>Nailing his art to the wall, of course. Yury Kharchenko, who turned 31 …

Jewish Culture

Sermon: Church of God Ceremonies

COGwriter The Continuing Church of God is pleased to announce this sermon from its ContinuingCOG channel: 1:19:43 Church of God Ceremonies What type …

Faith

Translating Genesis

Last year I published an article on the phrases “necessary and proper” and “cruel and unusual.” I argued that both phrases are best seen as instances of the figure of speech hendiadys. Hendiadys is the use of two distinct terms, separated by a conjunction, that work together as a single unit of …

Religion

Preach the Gospel, and Since It’s Necessary, Use Words

There’s a popular saying often repeated by Christians. It has found new life on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you have even uttered these words, …

Religion

Systematic Theology and Biblical Criticism

Brad East on Ephraim Radner’s <i>Time and the Word</i>Ephraim Radner, <i>Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures</i>, Eerdmans, 2016, 326 pp., …

Religion