Seventeen presidents of America’s largest Protestant denomination call on Obama to put an end to ISIS. But their public letter lacked five critical components.
Former Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller once warned that advances in technology could demolish the Christian Church. But new data indicates that technology has become an empowerment tool for both pastors and parishioners.
“America was founded by folks who thought like this,” a prominent Yale professor says of Islamist extremists. Some may find his comments difficult to swallow in light of recent events.
Almost all U.S. commander-in-chiefs have been Protestant Christians and only three were religiously unaffiliated. Who were the most fervent in their faith?
The president’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast infuriated some conservative Christians, but most of their denunciations ignore or even twist the facts. When our anger burns against others we should pause to reflect on our own evil impulses and behaviors.
Trip Lee is part of a new slew of rappers who don’t shy away from God-talk in their songs. They are making music in a genre that isn’t exactly known for faith-friendly themes and of which Christians have traditionally been wary.
“The table is not just a place for food,” says Leonard Sweet, “but a place for stories and ideas to mingle, interact, attract each other, argue with one another, and procreate.”
It’s time Christians think more seriously about when, what, where, how, and to whom we should share ourselves. Sometimes “authenticity” is just inappropriate.
Can you imagine someone ripping a newborn baby from its mother’s breast and severing its head from it’s body? The Bible seems to say that God once commanded such actions.