Pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson talks about productivity, prayer, and creating healthy life patterns.
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Faithful readers of this blog know that I have a bugaboo about survey research that calls people who say they have no religion “unaffiliated” — as if they were just waiting to be signed up. It’s so much less ominously secular than calling them “Nones. That’s hardly an isolated example of sociological religion-coddling.
A Jesuit talks about LGBT issues on Catholic college campuses.
Does Warner Brothers’ push to market “Man of Steel” to faith-based audiences make Christians pawns in their scheme to make a buck?
We all know that when it comes to the acceptance of LGBT folks, religions differ. But what the religions communicate, and how the people in the pews actually feel, are not the same.
Ultimately that’s what so amazing about music at Gezi park. It’s not about the notes. It’s not about the words, or the melodies. It’s ultimately about us, all of us. It’s about the power of music to unite all of us. It’s about this new global generation of humanity who care about the well-being of one another beyond the narrow confines of nationality, race, creed, or class, that give us hope. They give us hope that they will be able to sing together, make music together, make love together, and make of this old world, a new world.
A year ago, my wife and I were staying at the small hotel whose entrance you can see in this video of an armored police van pursuing protesters heading down a street near Taksim Square yesterday.
On this day in 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that profoundly altered Americans’ understanding of the separation of church and state and the place of religion in society.
The heirs of the dwindling white majority can complain or explain, or they can accept the changes and help re-conceive religious commitment.
As I listen to the American plans to arm the Syrian rebels, and ponder the 93,000 (and counting) confirmed dead…
As I reflect on the crimes of the mass murderer Bashar al-Assad, a prayer rises up in my heart.
The answer is not in further arming, but in disarming the whole of humanity.