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Proselytizing

Korea's Balloon War

John Feffer | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

Korean human rights activists send all sorts of things by balloon across the border into North Korea. Despite the volume of these deliveries, it's not clear whether much of the contraband makes it into the hands of the intended recipients. What is clear, however, is that the North Korean government is very unhappy about this activism.

How I Kissed Evangelism Goodbye

Cindy Brandt | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Proselytizing limits the wildly beautiful story of God and God's people into a sample script. I agree we need more conversions in this world, but at least as many conversions need to take place within the Church as outside of it.

Talking With Strangers About God

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

This young man arrived at the beach that Sunday with beat up sneakers and circles under his eyes. Call it proselytizing, but he wasn't getting anything out of this other than the pleasure of talking about God.

Jewvangelist: Parody, Practicality or Prohibition?

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

In a convincingly Jewish fashion (and fittingly created by both Jews and non-Jews), a new YouTube comedy series entitled Jewvangelist is generating a following and providing an opportunity to reopen this challenging internal dialogue.

Being Good for Goodness' Sake: Why Operation Christmas Child Is Wrong

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Rather than giving because it's the right thing to do, these charities give aid in exchange for religious conversion.

U.S. Air Force Academy -- It Doesn't Get Better

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Setting off yet another scandal, the United States Air Force Academy has hired and promoted "ex-gay" cure advocate, Dr. Michael Rosebush, USAFA 1975, as a staff member for the Academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Defense Of 'Judeo-Christian Tradition'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Kansas want the state Legislature to call on the U.S. military to aggressively defend the "Judeo-Christian tradition" in the f...

The Selfishness Of Salvation

Frank Fredericks | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

If my main reason for serving God and living righteously is out of fear of eternal damnation, then how authentic is my devotion?

Don't Judge A Book Of Mormon By Its Cover: The Musical As Conversion Tool

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

I met two Mormon missionaries on a chilly spring evening when my husband and I attended the musical "The Book of Mormon." They were handing out copies of the LDS Scriptures -- aka the original Book of Mormon -- near the theatre entrance, and I couldn't resist talking with them.

Obituaries And Proselytization

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

Grief-evangelism, as I choose to describe what we experienced, is similar to aid-evangelism and both need to be vigorously repudiated by people of all religions.

How My Christian Friends Turned Me Jewish

Elad Nehorai | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

I remember when I looked at him and I argued, the way he looked at me, almost like he was sad. And I remember thinking, how dare you, how dare you be sad for me.

6 Things Christians Should Just Stop Saying

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There is one thing I think all Christians should remember, and that is the one simple thing Jesus once said would be the one-and-only thing the world would know us by: "They will know you are my disciples by your love" (John 13:35). When we love, what more needs to be said?

Go Forth And Tweet! Pope Sees Social Media As 'Portals Of Truth'

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged Catholics on Thursday to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook to win converts, as he l...

Andrea Stone

Army Probes Indiana Guard General Who Appeared In Christian Fundraising Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- The inspector general of the Army is investigating "allegations of impropriety" by the head of the Indiana National Guard following Mond...

Andrea Stone

Onward, Christian Soldiers -- Again!

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion

The head of the Indiana National Guard recorded a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian organization -- an act that violates the constitution...

The Gospel And Social Media: 10 Tips For Spreading The Good Word On The Web

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

It's a new day in church work: the computer has replaced the pen, 15 minutes seems like eternity, and if you don't get your message out fast, the audience disappears. Here are some rules for social media evangelization.

10 Cliches Christians Should Avoid

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We Christians have a remarkable talent for sticking our feet in our mouths. When searching the words most commonly associated with "Christian," the list ain't pretty.

My Religion Is Better Than Yours

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

We need to give up our sectarian views and abandon the thought that only the people of my tradition have been blessed and that all others have been condemned.

I'm With Stupid: Apparently God Just Likes Tom Brady Better

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.04.2012 | Sports
Todd Hartley

The Tebow story goes much deeper than what has been happening on the gridiron. He has become a hugely polarizing figure in American society -- not for his lack of passing ability but for his outspoken Christian beliefs.

Christian Missionary Conduct Recommendations

Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) "Missionary" is one of those words where the meaning depends entirely on who's saying it -- and who'...

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?

41% Of Non-Christians At AFA Say They've Been Proselytized

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy reversed course on Friday and released the results of a survey that showed mixed results on the...

Morocco Is a Friend and Must Be Treated as Such

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Those who take up the cause of the American missionaries who were expelled from Morocco for proselytizing would do well to refrain from inappropriate over-the-top rhetoric that could sully ties with a valued ally.

Saint Patrick and the Snakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Weigant

By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.

Morocco Defends Expulsion Of Christian Workers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Two days after expelling 20 Christian workers, Morocco has defended its actions saying that it will take a tough line on proselytism -- seeking conver...