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The Catholic-Protestant Schism: Competing Histories

Ben Stevens | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Ben Stevens

Did Peter single-handedly assume control over the early Roman church with the idea that he was Christ's successor and that the Church would be the global epicenter of Christianity until the end of time? The answer will determine all else.

The Church May Be Dying, But The Scripture-Science Debate Is Alive And Well

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Unthinking religious leaders have made it out to be an either/or prospect: Either accept that Scripture is as much a science book as it is a spiritual book or the entirety of the Bible's reliability as a spiritual guide is in question.

Reaching The Lofty Heights This New Year. Maybe. Possibly.

Charles Redfern | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

But this is our year. I can feel it. We'll sojourn into the unexplored realms of substance and coherent logic. We'll even ditch such phrases as "evangelical voting block."

PHOTOS: For Times Such As These: The Radical Christian Witness Of The New Monastics

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"There is a history of Christians who have "left the world" to save the world -- they often go to the margins and to the abandoned places like the desert. The inner city is our contemporary desert."

Don't Take Perry's Faith Bait

Eric Sapp | Posted 02.06.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

As a Christian, I'm sorry for the ad. If anyone was actually hurt, instead of just astounded by it, I and many other Christians are truly sorry. It doesn't reflect the Jesus I know and follow.

Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Too many of congregants' political priorities are determined by a party or ideology -- not the Word of God. Their identities are shaped by marketing and media campaigns that manufacture a view of the world in order to maximize their own power and profit.

All Fall Down

James Moore | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Bachmann and Paul have undeniable electability issues, Santorum is barely worth mentioning, and Huntsman is too sane, considerate, well informed, capable on the issues, rational, analytical, thoughtful, and Mormon to have a chance. That leaves only the dumb one.

Creationists Drive Young People Out Of The Church

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

In the name of protecting Christianity from a secularism perceived as corrosive to the faith, the creationists are unwittingly driving the best and brightest evangelicals out of the church.

On The Death Of My Mother And The Nature of Love

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

That's the image of Mom that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. She was a woman who bore up through terrible pain, who was damaged by that pain and lived through it.

Emerging from Fundamentalism

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

I entertained the illusion that I was free of my grandfather altogether - free of his religion, free of his politics, free of his culture, free of his belief in God, and free, almost, of my family.

Billionaire Bishop Charged With Bilking Brazil's Pentacostals, Sending Money to US

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

After a long investigation by the federal police Brazil's attorney general is finally litigating the big fraud and racketeering case against the self-anointed Pentecostal Bishop Edir Macedo.

Evangelicals Don't Believe Life Begins At Conception

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

It makes little sense to reject pacifism, to insist abortion is morally equivalent to the organized slaughter of millions of children and then to say that violence should never be used to end abortion.

The Trouble With Christian Labels

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

As I read the recent profile of Michele Bachmann in The New Yorker, it was painfully clear that the what-is-an-evangelical question remains largely unanswered for many who live outside the born-again bubble.

Could Same-Sex Marriage Benefit Traditional Marriage?

Gabe Lyons | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Gabe Lyons

Is it conceivable that as the focus of many Christians narrowed to the political debates surrounding "marriage," that our attention was diverted from assessing the health of our own marriages?

Taking My Grandmother Into My Heart

Andrew Himes | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

At the age of 39, after my Gram's funeral, I took my grandmother into my heart. What would my life be like if I showed other people the same unconditional love she showed me?

Pray The Gay Away?

Samara O'Shea | Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion
Samara O'Shea

Then there are a brave few who will not give up their beliefs or their same-sex love. One of those courageous people is Spazz.

Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.

Romney's Evangelical Problem

Neil J. Young | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Neil J. Young

Evangelicals have continued to be concerned by Mormonism. Google "Mormon" and "cult" and you'll generate over three million hits, many of which lead to evangelical ministries aimed at converting Mormons away from their faith.

Predicting Religion's Future

David Briggs | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

If it seems foolhardy to forecast the date of the apocalypse, predicting the future of religion is not so far-fetched, as some scholars say they have an increasing number of scientific tools to make such projections.

Enraptured By Joy

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Dr. Susan Corso

What is it about Christians that seems to want the Rapture? Has Christianity become so craven that those who are mired in the swamp of it can't wait to get out? That makes me sad because that's not what Christianity is, not by any stretch.

Howard Fineman On The Race For The 2012 Republican Nomination

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing the race for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presid...

Baseball Player Stuggles Between Greed And God

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS -- As contract talks broke down between Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, St. Louis baseball fans be...

Who Gets Into Heaven? (VIDEO)

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

To "prove" that only Christians can get into heaven, Christians most commonly rely on John 14:6: "No one comes to the Father except through me." But is that what those words really mean?

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety and while millions of Christians ...