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Talking To Christians About Hell: It's Not As Easy As You'd Think

Kevin Miller | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

As we've traveled to various festivals across the country, I have met literally thousands of potential viewers. It's been a fascinating, educational journey, and I've made plenty of new friends. But at times it's also been frustrating.

Hell On Earth

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

've come to believe that the differences among American Christians can be boiled down to one fundamental theological difference: hell. The belief in hell on earth (or not) is especially evident in the platforms of politicians who reference faith among their significant influences.

The Dark Knight's Delusion

Kevin Miller | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

We think we really can win this precarious game of one-upmanship against our enemies. At what point do the violent acts done in the name of "civilization" cause us to ask whether a civilization whose existence demands such bloodshed is worth protecting?

Why We Need The Language Of Hell

Kevin Miller | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

If you listen closely to the language of hell, underneath it you will hear a cry for justice. Something horrible -- even damnable -- has happened. And we are utterly powerless to undo it.

95 Days Till Minnesota Votes on My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Let me be real with you, folks who tell me I am going to hell. The truth of the matter is, I pray for your soul just as fervently as you have been praying for mine.

UC School Receives $5 Million To Study WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has received a $5 million grant to study the afterlife. The money will fund research into heaven, hel...

Anna Almendrala

Rob Bell Is Back | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

After its release in 2011, Rob Bell's book "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived" made huge waves in the ...

Jerry Newcombe Doesn’t Just Get Hell Wrong; He Gets It All Wrong

Kevin Miller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Kevin Miller

What a surprise: An evangelical leader takes advantage of a tragic situation to utter foolish and insensitive remarks designed not to comfort the afflicted but rather to remind us why he and his people are right, and the rest of the world is wrong.

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

Obama, Romney And The Kingdom Of God

BJ Gallagher | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

As I listen to the campaign speeches of President Obama and Gov. Romney , it seems to me that it boils down to this central question: Which do we want ... "every person for him/herself" OR "we're all in this together"?

WATCH: 'Hellbound?' Questions Fiery Faith

Derek Flood | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

Unlike so many other Christian films, Hellbound? is neither sentimental nor sensationalist. The word that comes to mind instead is depth.

WATCH: God Hates Everything: The Westboro Baptist Church

Network Awesome | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Network Awesome

There is a man standing in front of you, and he hates you. He hates you to the point where all other instances of hate you've experienced now seem to require a different, lesser word, because they're a different, lesser emotion than what this man feels for you at this moment.

Belief In Hell Lowers Crime, Study Shows

Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion

Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious...

Jeanette Stanhaus on Sexual Abuse and New Beginnings

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

"Always see yourself as thirty years old. See yourself as perfect, whole and complete, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually."

Hellish Imagery From The Middle Ages

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts

While today the word "hell" is often used in situations involving long lines and a lack of caffeine, in the Middle Ages hell was darker, hotter and ha...

Lee Speigel

Israeli Scientists Search For 'Gateway To Hell' | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

It's an ancient legend: Located in scattered areas of Earth are openings, doorways, gates, if you will, to some unseen underworld, also variously refe...

Fear of Death

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you could be sure that when you die, your consciousness goes right on living -- that your soul essence cannot die -- would you still be afraid of death?

Jesus said, "I Am the Way..." But What Does that Really Mean?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

My own suggestion is this: instead of believing in Jesus, why not live similarly after the manner of Jesus?

For Crying Out Loud About Christmas

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

There is no freedom without considering alternatives: considering what we believe and what makes sense to us. There is no freedom without the capacity and permission to think.

Kim Jong Il Enters Hell

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Andy Rooney Returns to CBS for Segment on What a Pain in the Ass it Is to Be Dead

James Napoli | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

"One minute, you're standing behind some scofflaw trying to get eleven items through the ten times or less line; next thing, you're the main character in one of those jokes where the representatives of three different social classes are being asked a leading question by St. Peter."

Deconstructing Harry Jackson: Is Jim Wallis' Ideology Really "The Doctrine of Devils"?

Timothy King | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Timothy King

"I don't think Bishop Jackson is offended by my ideology but by scripture itself. If he wants to toss out what the Bible has to say about wealth and poverty he might as well toss out the whole book..."

PHOTOS: Abandon All Hope: Visiting 10 Entrances To Hell

Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

Grandma may be breathless over her trip to the Holy Land and your cousin may want to go snowboarding at Heavenly, but most people receive more persona...

The More I Follow Jesus, The Less I Like His Teaching

Derek Flood | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

Now what makes this even more complicated is the fact that most of the statements about Hell found in the Bible are said by Jesus. The one who is leading me to question Hell, seems to be the very one who teaches it.

World Officially Goes to Hell, Handbasket Sustains Minor Injuries

Spencer Green | Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The passage of Earth to Hell was triggered by a combination of global economic crises, rioting and killing in numerous countries, and the fourth season of Jersey Shore.