Catholics leaving the church over the sex abuse crisis are giving into the false notion that the sacraments depend on blameless clerics.
If matters were ‘ultimately all about’ the Eucharist, it would have to be admitted that Eastern Orthodoxy remains a perfectly legitimate option for discouraged and disillusioned Catholics.
To abolish the death penalty is to abdicate the civilizational attempt to instantiate justice in law, and precludes the possibility of mercy.
Many American evangelicals do believe that Israel holding its historic territory is spiritually important, but that doesn’t mean we think any political decisions are going to force God’s hand.
From a hierarchical perspective, the Catholic Church can seem more ‘egalitarian’ and, depending on one’s degree of myopia, even ‘liberal’ or ‘feminist.’
Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern feminist ideology both validate women largely in terms of their external production.
Taken at face value, the problem of evil appears to be a devastatingly convincing argument against the existence of the Christian God.
R.C. Sproul was the founder of Ligonier Ministries and on the faithful forefront of the evangelical world’s battle over the inerrancy and sufficiency of scripture.
While some Christians believe there is theological significance to Jews controlling their historic homeland, for many the reasons are practical, not theological.
Protestant churches will claim a doctrinally correct view of justification, but what the doctrine means has no bearing on their worship practices. Not so with many Catholics.
Formal instruction in religion seems to have disappeared in many places, but the younger generation still has a soul and still craves the infinite.
The statement proclaims traditional Christian teaching on sex and marriage. Homosexual practice? Still not okay. Sex-changes as an answer to gender dysphoria? No.
Americans did not reject the idea that the Bible is literally God’s word. They rejected the notion that every part of it is to be interpreted literally.
Mark O’Connell’s interactions with transhumanists show that modern man is not prepared to argue against transhumanism. He must either accept it or find a theological alternative.
As an outreach strategy, Vacation Bible School is usually a flop, but still the chorus echoes across the country: ‘At least we planted the seed.’
With this shift of science as the choice religion for the theologically uneducated comes a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the development of myth.
Families can seek out their churches and families for comfort when they experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, just as they would after the death of an older child.
Telling Christians, like Barronelle Stutzman, to affirm or participate in same-sex marriages effectively tells them to contradict what they believe to be foundational truths about the world.
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