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Holy War

Violence-Loving Conservatives, Cherry-Picking Liberals, And Why We All Need to Learn to Read Scripture Like Jesus

Derek Flood | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

We will need to demonstrate that there are viable nonviolent means of dealing with societal problems--ways that are not only effective, but in fact more effective than violence is at resolving conflict, and keeping us safe as a society.

Week 4 Game of the Week Pick: The Holy War -- Utah @ BYU

Paul Bessire | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Paul Bessire

The Utes appear balanced overall, ranking #50 offensively and #54 defensively, but that's a little misleading. Utah remains among the better teams in the country at stopping the run. That's very important to note as BYU runs the ball 64.1 percent of the time.

A Catholic War On Primetime

Matt Weber | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Matt Weber

I'm quite certain both teams were included in the intentions of countless rosaries during morning Mass. Prayers not specifically for a win, but as a diplomatic priest would say from the pulpit, "Blessings for our boys to play their best."

The Bad Christianity Behind 'Rape Is God's Will'

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Contorted rationalizing of evil can lead someone to conclude a pregnancy from rape is God's will, without any regard for the victim who was raped or how she or he might feel.

How To Stop Religious Warfare

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Nicholas Tampio

In the short term, Chris Stevens' killers should be brought to justice. But stopping religious warfare requires heirs of the Enlightenment, in Europe and America, and advocates of tajdid, in the Muslim world, to convince their peers that such warfare is wrong

Names Can Never Hurt Me

Doug Binzak | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Doug Binzak

Our defenses, our armor, our shields go up, and in this constriction we can get very fixated on our "rightness" and their "wrongness"

Was Christopher Columbus On A Religious Crusade?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service (RNS) Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian cr...

Jesus, Christian Theology And The Death Of Bin Laden

Greg Garrett | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Jesus rejected violence as a solution for his nation, and he rejected it personally, even when given that most powerful of temptations, to save one's own life through the use of violence.

Con Games: Moderate Muslim Double-Talk

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Something possessed me to Tivo Charlie Rose and the fruit of my labors as Ramadan was ending was an interview with the Muslim writer, thinker, and int...

Trijicon Will Remove Secret Biblical Codes From Gun Sights For US Military

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Michigan defense contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the U.S. mi...