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According to Jesus the Real Issue Isn't the Lack of Morals -- It's the Abundance of Hypocrisy

Mick Mooney | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

When Jesus walked the earth, his focus was ultimately on showing people that the problem in the world is not the lack of morals, but the abundance of hypocrisy.

The Day Jesus Redefined Marriage

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

The thought behind the outcry being that marriage has always been the exact same institution ever since the dawn of time or at least since the dawn of the Bible. Same-sex marriage, it is argued, is a radical departure from this unbroken tradition. But does the Bible actually present "marriage as an unchanging picture?"

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

Mark Osler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Mark Osler

Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith.

Keep Brittany Maynard's Legacy Alive and Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

This whole argument boils down to a simple premise: who is in charge of our lives? Doctors? Politicians? Religious leaders? Or Us? Are we so feeble minded that we cannot be trusted to be responsible for our own existence?

Christian Bale Has Gotten Inside Moses' Head

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Christian Bale may not have known anything about Moses before preparing for his role in 'Exodus,' but after reading the Bible, the Torah, the Quran an...

All Saints' Day: Facing Death (Matthew 5:1-12)

Greg Carey | Posted 12.27.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

All Saints' Day usually recalls our communion with of our spiritual ancestors throughout the centuries, celebrating our unity with saints as far away as North Africa in the fourth century and as close as our deceased relatives. But All Saints' Day also reminds us of our bond with all believers.

The Uncertain Woods of Faith

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The French Jewish philosopher Emanuel Levinas teaches that what makes Torah holy is its infinite meaning. Holiness is therefore defined by inexhaustible possibility.

Reformation Then and Now -- Dismantling Walls Today (Psalm 46)

Dirk G. Lange | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
Dirk G. Lange

Psalm 46 continually reminds us that the Reformation is not a celebration of identity but rather the deconstruction of walls, whether those walls be political, cultural, ethnic, economic or religious.

Moses's Last Day Teaching: The Sky Is Not the Limit

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

How would you spend the last day of your life? It's a question that many people ponder. Would you focus on your family and loved ones? Live out your most outrageous fantasy? Spend all your money and buy extravagant gifts?

Southern Clergy Voices Signal A Shift Throughout The Black Community

Rev. Cedric A. Harmon | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Cedric A. Harmon

For many, the very idea of an African American pastor or clergyperson publicly embracing LGBT equality is unimaginable. You know the story; the Black Church is conservative and homophobic. That story is shifting.

Focus On The Family Wants You To Bring Your Bible To School Today

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Christian group Focus on the Family sponsored a "Bring Your Bible To School Day" on Thursday encouraging students to exert their First Amendment right...

Why I'd Still Believe In God Even if the Bible Was a Fairytale

Mick Mooney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

I've watched a lot of well known atheists on YouTube. To be honest, they have some really interesting ― and truthful ― things to say. The main objection I find with their perspective is not their critique on religion, which I find mostly quite accurate, but rather it is how they mix God with religion. They look at the irrationality of religion, and therefore claim that belief in God is irrational.

Why Don't We Listen to God?

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

If we follow Christ like we follow the latest food phenomenons or workout routine (to say nothing of our obsession with material things), we would each lead much more meaningful and happy lives.

Animals and the Church?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Animals are everywhere in the Christian Bible and yet the erasure of the nonhuman from theological contemplation has been commonplace from the earliest days of the church.

Bible Video Game Features King David Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Motherboard | EMANUEL MAIBERG | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion

Business-wise, it's not a bad idea. If Christian rock bands like P.O.D. and Creed can release multi-platinum records, and Mel Gibson can make more tha...

Whose Image Is Stamped On Your Heart? (Matthew 22:15-22)

Doug Mendenhall | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Doug Mendenhall

As you ponder with your pure heart and reflect it with your true nature, note that Matthew 22 is an exceedingly rich chapter, and that before it is over Jesus will get in at least two more memorable quotes.

Will Hobby Lobby Exec's Bible Museum Only Feature Protestant Interpretations?

Reuters | IAN SIMPSON | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Hobby Lobby's Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both s...

Noah's Ark Theme Park Plans To Only Hire People Who Believe Biblical Flood Actually Happened

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business

By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 8 (Reuters) - The developer of a Noah's Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday ...

3 Reasons Why Apostle Paul Is the Crazy Uncle No One Wants to Talk About (and 2 Reasons Why We Need to Get Over That)

Pete Enns | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Pete Enns

For many Christians--especially for conservative evangelicals--Paul's writings form the core teachings of their churches, from settling church squabbles to the centrality of the death and resurrection of Christ.

How To 'Gird Up Your Loins' In The Most Biblical Sense

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

"Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me." The above passage from Job 38:3 is just one of several reference...

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Islam needs reformers, not moderates. Yes, it's wrong and unfair for anyone to judge a religion by the actions of its followers, be they progressive Muslims or al Qaeda. But it is appropriate and intellectually honest to judge it by the contents of its canonical texts.

What's So 'Domestic' About Violence? (Philippians 4:1-9)

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

What intrigues me most is the nomenclature we use to describe this abuse. It is "intimate partner violence" or "domestic violence" or "victimization among peers." The terms themselves are ironic and oxymoronic.

Hobby Lobby Billionaire Is Making Progress With His Pet Project, 'Museum Of The Bible'

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Museum of the Bible. That’s it. The name of the museum under construction in Washington, D.C., is official. “We don’t ...

Nobody Is Getting Left Behind (Because the Rapture Is Never, Ever Going to Happen)

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

While the idea of believers being "caught up in the air" is mentioned, it is metaphorically describing the Second Coming. Paul is not claiming, nor even implying that Christians will disappear before all hell breaks loose on earth. In fact, the very idea of the rapture is antithetical to the narrative of scripture.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.