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The Lutheran Pope

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

Luther desired to know "what driveth Christ," and he sought to make that drive the cornerstone of Christian life. The pope thinks similarly.

Youthless Churches And The Arab Spring: A Generation of Ideas, not Ideology

Frank Fredericks | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Our faiths were not faltering; instead, our churches were failing to engage with young people in a way that is relevant for them.

The Price of Silence

Lorella Di Vuono | Posted 11.23.2011 | Media
Lorella Di Vuono

The amendment tabled by the Radical Party against the tax exemption for the Church was rejected. The Berlusconi government, with the support from the ...

Spiritual But Not Religious? Please Stop Boring Me.

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn't interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself.

6 Tips For Finding A Pastor For Your Wedding

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Even deeply spiritual people may not be able to join a church when they're in the midst of life's transitions. You're not alone as you search for a clergy person, but there are some things that you want to keep in mind.

Churches Prefer Charity To Justice

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The problems that people face in a country like ours, in which there is such a wide disparity of wealth, cannot be addressed comprehensively by charities, no matter how many people of good will donate or volunteer.

Has The Bible Become An Idol?

Skye Jethani | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

In our zeal to honor the importance of the Bible and extol its usefulness, we may unintentionally do the opposite. We may reduce the Bible from God's revelation of himself to merely a revelation of divine principles for life.

Women Show Deep Drop In Church Attendance, Survey Says

Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Women, long considered the dominant pew dwellers in the nation's churches, have shown a dra...

Dallas Swingers Club Poses As Church: Lawsuit

NewsOne | Posted 09.27.2011 | Weird News

A Dallas, Tx., club is being sued by the city for operating as an after-hours swingers club in a location marked for occupancy by a church....

Field of Flags: Lives Lost, Honored, Remembered

Mary Ann West | Posted 09.03.2011 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Field of Flags: Lives Lost, Honored, Remembered From a field above the Pacific bluff in Malibu, California to a churchyard on Chebeague Island, Maine...

"The Weddings of the Century"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge St. James's Palace Chapel Royal, Cleveland Row London, England SW1A 1DH Dear William and Kate: I a...

Can Summer Holidays Be Spiritual?

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Connection emerges when we share the experience of novelty. It bridges the space among human beings, even when verbal languages create distance.

Church Laughs

Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

Who knew you could get so many church?! -MT Don't Miss a Good Laugh! Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It ...

What Does 'God' Mean?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.

My Job Offer For Millennials

Steve Knight | Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion
Steve Knight

Programs like this are really a partnership between generations. Millennials get to imagine a new kind of Christian community, while older generations get to see their legacy live on.

Can the Faith Community Impact the Academic Success of Children?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a minister, I wanted to inspire others in the same way that many clergy and lay people had inspired me.

Helping The Homeless: It Starts By Getting To Know Them

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Governments at every level are cutting or even eliminating funding to a multitude of programs serving the homeless and those living in poverty. So the need is real. But the people are real, too.

The Missionary's Role In The Indigenous Church

Jamaal Bell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jamaal Bell

The church is indigenous from the start. It has always been self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing. Missionaries provide teaching and pastoral care alone.

Adolescence, Identity And Spirituality

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

As adolescents begin to develop critical thinking, they are encountering their own spiritual questions. "Why do people suffer and die?" "Why do disasters occur?"

Egypt's Need for a "Bill of Rights"

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.

Sectarian Clash In Egypt Leads To Multiple Deaths

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

May 7, 2011 11:15:15 PM CAIRO, May 7 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in a sectarian clash in Egypt on Saturday over a Christian wo...

Finding God In The Ordinary

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

How does one find God in the everyday situations of life? How do we find God in the everyday things that we do, or can we? Is God present in everything or only in those things that we would traditionally call holy?

Protesting Protestantism: Why Religion Must Continue To Change

Paul Pardi | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

I've become convinced that people of faith depend upon the social and practical constructs of something like the church in order to maintain a robust belief.

'Rainbow' Church Offers Refuge For Gay Nigerians

The Guardian | Shyamantha Asokan in Lagos | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

When Ade's aunt learned he was gay, the then 16-year-old Nigerian was made to go through an exorcism to expel "the demon of homosexuality". "The pr...

Sistine Chapel Ceiling Recreated With Rubik's Cubes

Telegraph | 2:16PM BST 19 Apr 2011 | Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

The Hand of God took more than 400 hours to make by a dedicated team of 11 puzzle fans. The team had to individually adjust each Rubik's cube by ha...