One of my best friends, a Pakistani Catholic named Michael, was brutally assaulted by Muslim thugs in a suburb of Karachi this week.
Jay Michaelson defends a distinction between sex and gender by building a theology based on biblical examples of people who seem to defy traditional gender norms. It doesn’t work.
The American obsession with all things Irish increasingly overlooks the one quality of the Irish people that has enabled that little island to have such an outsized influence on the greater world.
Christianity isn’t just a minor element of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastic story, it’s at the deepest center.
‘Coptic Christians in Egypt are usually tattooed with a small Coptic cross on the inner right wrist to distinguish Christians from non-Christians,’ says Wassim Razzouk, owner of Razzouk Ink.
The Christian life is fraught with many moral dilemmas, many hidden sins, many twists along the narrow way, and we need to allow space for people to learn over time.
The very idea of religion being at all separate from the state is Christian in origin, and Christianity is the only religion to offer as well as create the cultural context in which separation of church and state was even possible.
This was a man who could fill a sports arena to get people to hear about the good news of Jesus Christ, a subject most of us would feel timidity about bringing up at the water cooler.
A North Carolina magistrate thought she lost everything when she was forced to resign from her job due to her religious beliefs. She sued the state over discrimination and a federal judge awarded her $300,000.
Jimmy Kimmel’s beleaguered imagination apparently can’t reconcile legal gun ownership with Christianity, and Joy Behar thinks Christianity is mental illness.
In ‘Why Liberalism Failed,’ Patrick Deneen wonders if flawed notions behind the American founding are the reason the world is going to hell in a handbasket. But there are big problems with Deneen’s otherwise incisive critique.
Lent lingers. It lasts for weeks, requiring patience and a commitment that spans not hours or days but more than a month.
‘I want my life to be so much more than that’
On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.
Is this a problem for Christian churches that celebrate Ash Wednesday, calling attention away from a solemn liturgical observance to a lighthearted, sometimes silly secular holiday? No.
The error completely undermines the premise of the report, and suggests the people at Politico aren’t clear on the meaning of the term ‘evangelical.’
Is churchgoing and religious adherence really in ‘widespread decline’ so much so that conservative believers should suffer ‘growing anxiety’? Absolutely not.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has accidentally hit upon a central Christian doctrine that Christians refuse to talk about: We are guilty, and we can do nothing about it.
Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern feminist ideology both validate women largely in terms of their external production.
If there is some news value in questioning the existence of Jesus in the Christmas season, why not at least run a new article that addresses the harsh criticisms of the original?
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