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The Importance Of Hell

Ryan Phipps | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

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 "lo...

Republican Jesus?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 02.24.2017 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

This election may not yield the gentle outcome and humane transition I hope for, though I will continue to work for that. Either way we can be sure Christ will not return in a tank carrying an automatic weapon. We are in a sea change.

When Southern Baptists Get Saved

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.

Entering the World of John's Gospel

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Salvation does not merely mean going to heaven after our physical death. Salvation in Jesus means recovering wholeness right now in new resurrected life. It means through the spirit becoming everything that Jesus is in relationships dedicated to humility, reconciliation and love.

Religious Idealism vs. Worldly Realities

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor (or poor of heart)" he was not praising poverty as such. Quite the contrary: he was warning us that the kingdom of God (or of heaven on earth) would never be realized, much less possessed, by the avaricious or the greedy.

Is It Okay to Pray for the Same Thing Over and Over Again?

Rick Hamlin | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

There are two parables in the gospel of Luke that seem to be about praying for the same thing, examples of people importuning God until he finally gives up and just does what they ask.

Vatican Requests 1,500-Year-Old Bible Held In Turkey

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

The Vatican has allegedly issued an official request to examine a 1,500-year-old Bible that has been held in Turkey for the past 12 years, the Hurriy...

Life On The Edge: Understanding The Prophetic Position

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

A doorkeeper must love both the inside and the outside of his or her group, and know how to move between these two loves.

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?

Martin Luther King and War: When Truth Kills

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Kinosian

2010-04-05-MLK.jpg When Martin Luther King was gunned down on April 4, 1968 many believe those shots were a direct result of his famed Riverside Church speech "Beyond Vietnam" given exactly one year prior.