If we say that we need to ditch the clause "love the sinner, hate the sin", we effectively lose the core gospel that is the only hope of salvation not dependent upon our own works. Jesus, Christians proclaim, died for us WHILE we were still enemies!
The point is that we don't know if Donald's our friend. He might not know himself, because he's held so many different position on so many issues.
For some, admitting you're a Christian is tough. I've never had that problem. I used to be a self-absorbed binge drinker with obsessive tendencies, and thanks to the Lord, I'm now a people-loving Jesus freak. However what the secular crowd doesn't always realize about Christians is that we're still human, and we have weaknesses that can still surface under certain arduous circumstances.
While religion in the past has taught us how to live ethical lives and be moral people, it seems as though society is going through some sort of transition. When that which used to keep us safe begins to perpetuate violence, it is time to reevaluate these systems. The problems and promises of religions are most worthy of thought and consideration.
My daughter (who is no longer Mormon) spent her last day in church listening to a Sunday school lesson about Noah's Ark. In the midst of this lesson, ...
Rather, the God I feel I know by nature is a God of love, compassion, a God of inclusion. This God is neither Christian nor Muslim...or, anything else. The God I feel I know by nature is a God all people have encountered in all faith traditions and is even a God those who may have no faith tradition have encountered, either by nature or by choice.
If I could go back and talk to that elderly man who attended my class, I would tell him that, even though I didn't understand him at the time, he mattered. His life was valuable to me because it was valuable to God.
For the first time I felt as if there was a deliberate call for that congregation to stand with the queer community in their time of mourning.
I am hungry for meaning, wherever it might be found. I do not care if it is in a desert of Arabia or a small village in France. I want to bridge the perceived worlds, through meaning-making. I want to find the sources that lead to peace.
Nick Hall, evangelist and founder of the PULSE movement, is calling for one million people to gather in Washington, D.C. on July 16 to lay down their differences and stand for Jesus on the National Mall. The event, called Together 2016, aims to bring people from all backgrounds together for a unified day of prayer and worship, asking Jesus to reset the nation.
by Bishop Mary-Gray Reeves The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real I have asked the question a lot lately, "How do our values translate into action?"...
The tragedy in Orlando called forth amazing and eloquent responses. But we think the most powerful -- certainly of the responses from public officials -- came from a Utah Republican, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox. We urge you to read it.
What we are doing is learning how to love everything God has made, so that we as humans and individuals remove ourselves from our illusory position at the center of the universe and put God there instead.
The young men and women who sought holy communion at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida ended up participating in their own mass and sacrifice. T...
Mr. Trump, it has been said that you may be the most irreverent and illiterate candidate when it comes to religion that either party has ever nominated, which is why it seemed so ironic that you today accused your likely opponent, Hillary Clinton, of being weak in her faith.
The Heart of a Surgeon ...