From an article in the Australian… RESEARCH showing Christianity is now the most widely persecuted religious group in the world should be an urgent wake-up call to all who value the principles of religious freedom and tolerance enshrined in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 65 years ago this month. Indeed, Christianity could, … More Christians under threat…
From : http://practicalmattersjournal.org/issue/5/centerpieces/war-and-the-american-difference John E. Senior and Stanley Hauerwas In his book, War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity (Baker Academic 2011), Christian ethicist Stanley Hauerwas argues that war is one moral experience that all Americans in the United States1 share. It is “the glue that gives Americans a common … More War and the American Difference – An Interview with Stanley Hauerwas
How often, in a discussion, have you heard of a person being accused hating this or that group because they have disagreed with some aspect of what they say, do or consent to? Who hasn’t been accused of hating many different people because they argued against their lifestyle or theology? It is an invalid argument … More Disagreement does not equal hatred
Often we have on this site discussion and questioning around what it actually means to be a Christian. What does one have to be, say, do, or believe in order to (with any integrity) call oneself a Christian. Is there a line which one must cross? Is there a hoop through which one must jump? … More Mere Christianity
Almost any poll of regular church goers will reveal that their favorite book in the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the book that is most often used at Christian funerals. It includes such well known and oft-quoted texts as: “God so loved the world that he gave his only son that … More Gospel of John: What Everyone Should Know About The Fourth Gospel (John Shelby Spong)
The ABC reports on the first blessing of the new pope. Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, delivered his first blessing and message to Rome and the world about an hour after his election as successor of Benedict XVI. Here is a transcript of his first words as Pope as translated from … More Mary, Mary…
What do you think the real issue with suggesting ‘You Need More Money’ is with religious people? Is it with the word ‘money’, or ‘more’, or ‘you need’? Here are a few questions for critics – those who oppose the notion of having enough finance to be able to meet the needs of our dependents, … More Do you need more money?
Well after a few weeks of intense discussion and debate, it could be time to reflect on one thing all believers can agree on; that is, that without Jesus none of us has any hope, in this life or the next. The testimony of Luke tells of the lame man who was healed under the … More No other name…
“Of course there will be no progression of the push for homosexual marriage rights to force ministers or churches to acquiesce to homosexual demands to marry them in their churches!” “All we want is the right to be married, that’s all!” Those seem to be the arguments made against the possibility of further demands being … More Gay Marriage • What slippery slope?
Something good is happening on our earth. Jesus is being glorified and the Father worshiped. Let the youth of the planet sing His praises! Let the generations of men and women sing glory to His name! There is revival in the air! Posted by Steve