(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
Articles tagged “science”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Whether believers realize it or not, the trees near their houses of worship have religious roots. By Lisa Schencker.
(RNS) The St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota minor league baseball team, will become the “Mr. Paul Aints” in a game sponsored by a local atheist group. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Physicists' recent discovery of the 'God particle' marked a new chapter in scientific knowledge. It also reignited debate over the universe's origins — and the validity of religious faith as scientific knowledge expands. By Chris Lisee.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In 2009, when he was an associate pastor at Abundant Life Christian Center, Henry Clarke finally faced the puzzle that was his life. He took a test he found online. While the results were a revelation, it was still a devastating diagnosis. By Kathleen Polinquin.
(RNS) In Seattle, which is is arguably the nation's most secular city, people found the core meaning of an incarnate faith: people loving each other. As religion struggles with who is allowed in, these church avoiders have opened their lives to each other. By Tom Ehrich.
LONDON (RNS) A controversial Oxford University professor billed by many as the world's “most famous atheist'' now says he is not 100 percent sure that God doesn't exist _ but just barely. By Al Webb.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in Galileo's hometown. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Barbara Koob moved from Utica, N.Y., to nearby Syracuse in the summer of 1862, when she was 24, to enter the convent of the Sisters of St. Francis. Twenty-one years later, the woman the world now knows as Saint Marianne Cope left Syracuse to work as a missionary among the lepers in Hawaii. Even […]
Digital file sharing is now a sacred activity…In Sweden. The Missionary Church of Kopimism (yes, that’s “Copy Me-ism”) is now officially recognized as a religion in Sweden. The group asserts “communication is sacred,” and uses “Ctrl+C” and “Ctrl+V” as holy symbols. It was also reportedly created to provide legal protection for file sharers, although that […]