Like many other goods, we may choose to abstain from alcohol for the sake of our relationship with God or our love for others and their welfare. But we may also choose to enjoy it, if we are able to do so in ways that are honoring to God.
Anyone who has a law degree should know that individuals' interpretation of the meaning of a statute (including the U.S. Constitution) means nothing. ...
One of the worst examples of under-covered hate is the escalation of attacks and the persecution of Christians, particularly outside of the United States, where thousands are routinely murdered and imprisoned, while their magnificent sacred churches are destroyed.
Next week is the International Commemoration Day of the Holocaust. In 2005 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/7...
When Ultron first glimpses the vibranium - a metal notorious in the Marvel universe for its durability - offered to him, he asserts, "Upon this rock, I will build my church." This cites Matthew 16:18, "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church."
Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.
I get up early on Sunday morning and drive to the manufacturing district, which is totally desolate. I'm self-conscious because I'm visiting a hipster church.
In this situation as in so many others, gay people are serving as poster children -- if not scapegoats -- for other anxieties. In this case it's the status of biblical scholarship and cultural criticism.
A mere 12 days ago, an extraordinarily brave and faithful soul found herself called by God to declare her own authenticity. She did so publicly in an intentional, courageous and life-changing sermon.
We're Facebook friends, but total strangers; three idealistic pilgrims on a quest to the faraway land of Iowa, that frigid empty wasteland that will decide our nation's next president.
Since I was a boy I have been inspired by the story of Jesus, and to this day, I still want to know who he really was. I have always felt there is something beyond what we commonly read and hear, and I want to know so that it may stir the devotion necessary to access my own wisdom.
What a time to be alive in American history. People are fighting for their beliefs with passion and commitment on both sides, and that in and of itself is admirable. Less admirable of course are the acts of hatred, the words of dehumanization. Ah, we say, but those are few and far between, those bad apples ruining the barrel.
Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?
Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.
The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.
The word "God" in the English version of the Christian Bible is rendered in the Arabic version as "Allah." But Allah and Allah are two different entities, according to evangelical Wheaton College.