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Texas Churches Are Now Immune From Government Subpoenas

Conservatives in Texas have turned a small mistake by liberals into a giant gift for churches across the state.

Muslims, Jews and women in America

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As President Donald Trump engages in his own, idiosyncratic kind of religious and cultural diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and Israel, back in the United States efforts by faith groups to understand each other better seem to be gathering pace.

GOP Lawmaker (a Proud Christian): Those Opposing Confederate Monuments Should Be Lynched

It's bad enough when a GOP legislator calls for Confederate monuments to remain in place.It's even worse when he says people who disagree should be punished like the slaves who were murdered in his state.

Preaching the Gospel with Words: Why There’s No Other Way

We marginalize evangelism when we say the good news is social action. I’ve read many mission statements of churches and faith-based ministries during my four decades working with evangelist Luis Palau. Most of these statements declare...Show More Summary

Tricycle: putting Buddhism into an ideological box

Yesterday I was looking through my old somewhat dusty stack of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. I said, What the heck—I’ll do a blog on it. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review touts itself as an independent, nonsectarian Buddhist quarterly. Its main goal...

Catholic Writer Thinks He Can Prove “Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever” (He Cannot)

If I wanted to make fun of Catholics who mock atheists, this is the piece I would write.

Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave

A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents. Alongside arguments for maternity leave centered on health, wellbeing, and economics, a pro-life case for paid leave has slowly developed within the church. Now,...Show More Summary

Sacred Music, the Need for Beauty, and the Beatific Vision

A few years ago, I had the privilege of hearing Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Oratory deliver a lecture on beauty and the ars celebrandi in liturgy, with special reference to sacred music. Not one to spare his audience a pessimistic opening, Fr. Show More Summary

Open to me

My breasts are full and tender: I ache to give to you. Say yes and I will bathe you in flowing milk and honey. Taste and see that I am good. How I yearn for you to know me! I...

Creation Care and the Gospel

I grew up in an Evangelical world that tended to look down their noses at Christian groups which stressed environmentalism. The thinking was that these once-focused denominations had been somewhat hijacked by their move toward an environmental emphasis and that doing so meant that the proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom taught by Jesus […]

LOOP: Middle East must do more against terrorism, says Trump

CATHOLIC // At Notre Dame’s commencement, Vice President Pence blasts free speech suppression on college campuses as “noxious” and “wholly outside the American tradition.” During his speech, a few dozen students got up and walked out...Show More Summary

Fundamentalism, Feminism, and Other Curse Words: Teaching Controversy with Civility

Andrea L. Turpin Every semester I tell my history students the same bad joke: fundamentalism and feminism are actually a lot alike—they are both f-words that we hurl at our political enemies depending on which side of the spectrum we’re on. Show More Summary

Which animals can be kept at home as per Hindu Religion?

There are no direct references in Hindu scriptures as per which animals can be kept at a... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

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