First Frost: A Teen's Reflection on Winter By Hufsa Lodhi “First Frost since the sun Stopped shining First Frost since the rain didn't fall First Frost since I realized what we had Is over First frost since I've spoken At all…” Delicate snowflakes flutter harmlessly towards their inevitable fate. Covering up any and all traces...
The corollary to yesterday’s discussion is that if I do choose to copyright my blog writing here, I am basically saying this is mine; I wrote this, I created it, it was my talents and my gifts that went into creating it. I’m glad the Biblical writers didn’t feel that way. If you believe in plenary […]
Over time, U.S. Christians have gotten a reputation for being terrible tippers. I'd wager that some of that has to do with the identifiability of the group. The worst of the Christian tipping behavior is perceived to take place on Sundays,...Show More Summary
In case you missed last night's "Saturday Night Live," host Lena Dunham took us back to the Garden of Eden, where she played a "struggling twenty-something" version of Eve...
This is the month when anything is possible.
Pastor Brian Bloye of the West Ridge Church in Dallas, Ga., has started a new series, "Who Told You That and The Lies We Believe," and one of his sermons deals with a question that many Christians ask, "Can we lose our salvation?"
This week, we saw a roadside cross taken down in Lake Elsinore, California. It was placed there nearly two years ago in honor of a young man who died in that location -- and was kept there because 1) no one had the heart to tell theShow More Summary
Readers just can't seem to get enough of E.L. James' bestselling erotica Fifty Shades series, as the trilogy now has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The salacious series, which counts Christians among its fans, marks that milestone amid anticipation of the movie adaptation being released next year.
After a harrowing moment at the edge of a legal precipice, the German homeschooling Romeike family will be able to stay in the United States. The journey up that cliff revealed a lot about the worldview of the contemporary US regime and implications for American educational policy.
In the past decade, many Evangelical churches across the country have increasingly had to wrestle with how to engage members of their congregation who identify as LGBT. But this dilemma has not remained only at the lay level.
Boston (CNN) – In some ways, the "Pope Francis effect" doesn't seem very effective at all. Despite the immense popularity the aged Argentine has won since his election last year, not a jot of doctrine has changed, nor has the Catholic Church swelled with American converts. But there's more than one way to measure a pontiff's […]
By David Agren BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — As archbishop of the Argentine capital, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio clashed with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, former President Nestor Kirchner. Shortly after being...Show More Summary
Seen at PostSecret: It's hard to comment since I don't know the whole story, but at least anecdotally, I've found that people who do come out (as gay or atheist) tend to be much happier afterwards than those who keep it to themselve...
respect (Photo credit: Heliøs) The demand from religious believers to "respect my religious beliefs" is one with which most atheists will be familiar. We have encountered it more times than we can count.Still, I cannot help wondering if some of us might have misunderstood what a believer who makes this demand is actually requesting of us. Show More Summary
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how Answers in Genesis' Noah's Ark Theme Park will be bad for the economy, no matter what Ken Ham says: We'd love to hear your thoughts on the project -- more videos will be posted soon -- and we'd also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
IN THE MAIL (from the publisher):K. L. Noll, Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion: Second Edition (London: Boomsbury T&T Clark, 2013)This comprehensive classic textbook represents the most recent approaches...Show More Summary
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.