The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.
Having just returned from 10 days of visits to archaeological sites in Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, I'm convinced that the path to peace can be found closer to home: In the Galilee region of Northern Israel.
What the world has failed to understand, is that lights not allowed to shine are like birds not allowed to fly, dreams that are forced to die, love that never sees the light of day.
No system is perfect and even the best governing philosophy will never be universally applied. But if there is no worldview accepted as a standard, then each person will act in accordance with whatever is good in their own eyes, which often includes using force to get what they want.
In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my ...
HELL As people of faith, we are, in every moment (both public and private) acting according to one of two motivators. Those two motivators are "...
Instead of theological sameness, I like to imagine that heaven is a place where we become even more different than we are now, just as I have found that I have become more myself the older I've gotten and I think I would say the same thing about my husband, my children, and my dearest friends.
As a Christian, I believe we must support everyone living here in finding a peaceful end to the occupation, so that among many, many other things, there will be an end to the checkpoints stopping Palestinian Muslims from praying in al-Aqsa, and an end to the collective punishment of Palestinians.
For years I supported your party and platform. I voted in every election possible and sought out the most conservative candidates who upheld my God-fearing beliefs. But there was a problem. I was gay.
Dear Pope Francis, Every single day before communion, millions of Christians verbally declare one of the most destructive phrases in human history. O...
You can look back in history and criticize Christians for failing to follow Jesus during some of the world's darkest moments, but today's Christians will also be judged according to their actions, and here are four moral questions facing today's Christians.
Trump, for many, is the incarnation of the traits and values of their cultural version of God. It does not follow that Evangelicals worship Trump, but it just may be that he represents the values that they project as the values of God.
When we refer to bigotry against the LGBT community, where exactly does it from? Opposition to gay marriage has traditionally been a mainstay on the Republican platform, which has a predominantly Christian base.
It is my mother's story and reflections about that keep my doubts away. I try my best to use her rich and blessed life to encourage others to balance their lot in life against their blessings, however many obstacles they face.
Not long ago there were a dozen outspoken faith-based GOP candidates keeping the religious fires burning in American politics. Only Donald Trump is left standing on the political right, and religion is far from his native language. Hillary Clinton, however, is famously fluent in matters of faith.
Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book.