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States Sue Obama Administration Over Mandate Forcing Doctors to Perform Sex Change Operations

Five states and organizations representing over 17,000 physicians are suing the Obama administration over new Obamacare regulations requiring doctors to ignore their medical expertise and religious convictions and perform gender transition services and procedures.

Word getting around that Sept. 1 is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis a year ago declared that Catholics would join their Orthodox brothers and sisters and other Christians to formally mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year awareness of the day is gaining momentum as church groups and faith-based environment advocates have instituted a series of […]

NLM Quiz no. 18: What Is This, and Why Is It On the Grounds of a Church?

It has been several months since our last quiz, so as a reminder of our regular procedure: Please give your answer in the combox, along with any and all details you think pertinent to it. To keep it more interesting, please leave your answer before reading the other comments. Show More Summary

15,000 Church Members Quit in 4 Days After Lutheran Church of Norway Offers Easy Exit Plan

The Lutheran Church in Norway suffered a massive membership drop of more than 15,000 in just four days after allowing members to access their records online.

John Piper: Are You Praying Like a Non-Christian?

There are many self-identified Christians in the world who are praying as if they were non-Christians, says theologian John Piper, adding that when nonbelievers pray, something is missing.

A Religious Charity in Oklahoma Says It’ll Reject All Money Raised By a Local Atheist On Principle

After a Baptist-run charity in Oklahoma refused to accept $100 from Matt Wilbourn on behalf of his atheist group, he decided to raise even more just to see how much money they would willingly reject. Their stubbornness knows no bounds. The fundraiser has crossed the $11,500 mark, yet a leader of the charity said they were going to refuse any money from Matt on principle.

Tony Perkins Responds to Rumors Claiming He Believes God Uses Natural Disasters to Punish Gay People

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is responding to rumors claiming that he believes God uses floods and other natural disasters to punish gay people, saying that while he doesn't know what is behind calamities, he continues to put his faith in God.

Jason Weaver Recovery Update: Big Daddy Weave Performs in Minnesota Without Core Bassist

Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave tours as bassist and vocalist Jason Weaver continues to recover.

The Thousand Hands Sutra, Week 7

I realized that I forgot to post the recording for the seventh week of this series of talks, so here it is. This was a fun one, so I hope you enjoy it!       https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhelR3Um9TQUw3c1U   My one mind is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, so I return to my one mind and rely […]

Prayers for Norcia and Environs

By now, I am sure that majority of our readers have heard of the major earthquake that struck central Italy last night, registering 6.4 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter close to Norcia, the birthplace of St Benedict, and home of the famous Monks of Norcia. Show More Summary

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 25, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, August 25, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Gunmen Hold Students Hostage at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Foreign staff and dozens of students were trapped inside the campus of the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday after suspected militants attacked it with explosives and gunfire, a senior government official said...

'The Insanity of God' Film on Persecuted Christians Will Be Shown for One-Day Only

Missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken have interviewed more than 600 persecuted Christians in over 72 countries, and now the film "The Insanity of God" will convey the amazing story on the silver screen across the country.

States With More Religious Diversity Tend To Be Less Religious Overall

A fascinating analysis by Public Religion Research Institute research director Daniel Cox at FiveThirtyEight shows how states that have the most religious diversity also happen to be the least religious states in the country.

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