How five religious groups rank seven bad scenarios. President Donald Trump might do better to focus on fixing health care instead of tackling terrorism. The white evangelicals who largely voted for him are more worried about their health than about terrorism or gun violence, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center. Among… Continue reading Pew: What Christians Worry About Most
Church leaders believe Hindu nationalism will outweigh the Dalit leader’s lower-caste loyalties. Ram Nath Kovind, India’s new president who took office today, represents an unusual case of a little-known politician from the country’s lowest caste, the Dalits, rising to power. However, as others champion his victory, India’s Christian minority—the majority of whom are Dalits themselves—know… Continue reading Caste Aside: India’s New President Has ‘No Room for Christians’
Pulitzer Prize–winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism. There’s a familiar story about evangelical political activism that begins with the 1960s. The country’s mores were changing rapidly, and evangelicals, alarmed by a retreat from traditional values, awoke from decades of political slumber and charged back into the arena, launching the… Continue reading Interview: From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell
I love this, in reply to the news that the NHS is banning homeopathy: The only problem now is how to dispose of the remaining stock of homeopathic remedies. You can’t just pour them down the drain, because they’ll become even stronger when they reach the ocean. Thanks, Joe. Nice one! from Simon Cox Blog… Continue reading Quote of the Day: Joe on Homeopathy
“I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=Psalm%20119:60
“Why is there anything, rather than nothing at all?” This is the go-to final question that religious believers pose to nonbelievers. In an article in August/September issue of Free Inquiry (FI) magazine, Stephen Maitzen, a philosophy professor at Acadia University addresses the question. He calls it the “Fundamental Question.” (FQ) He doesn’t mince words. He… Continue reading Why Is There Anything?
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation. Paradoxically, we live in an age of both unprecedented information access and widespread religious illiteracy. Never has there been more material available on the rational and historical grounds for Christian faith, yet our Western culture is becoming ever more secularized. Increasing numbers of… Continue reading Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness