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Interview: Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Isn’t Just for Sunday

Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long. T he Christian musical landscape includes dozens of widely known worship leaders and recording artists but comparatively few hymn writers. Of these, Keith and Kristyn Getty are preeminent. Show More Summary

Lawsuit May Challenge Ontario’s Religious Exemptions for Doctor-Assisted Death

As it stands, taxpayer funded Catholic hospitals in Ontario don't have to help patients who want to end life on their own terms.A lawsuit would challenge their religious exemption.

EF Votive Mass of St Francis de Sales in Brooklyn, August 21

The Visitation Monastery in Brooklyn will have its first traditional Latin Mass since the post-Conciliar liturgical reform on Monday, August 21, starting at 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 8902 Ridge Blvd. It will be a Sung Votive...Show More Summary

Buddhism’s Call to Action

Jack Kornfield on the importance of contributing to activism with Buddhist practice and wisdom. The post Buddhism’s Call to Action appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Parents of Prodigals: Let God Work on Your Anger and Fears

An excerpt from 'Hope for the Prodigal.' H aving a prodigal in our lives can expose us—in a good way—although the exposure doesn’t always feel beneficial at the start. We might not be prodigal ourselves, but ultimately, the crisis shows where we may have gone off the rails or developed false beliefs. Show More Summary

Archbishop: I’d Go to Jail Before Reporting Child Abuse Told To Me in Confession

When someone's life is in danger, the bond of secrecy ought to go out the window.

In Trump’s White House, a plum appointment for CEOs has become a reputation risk

This story has been updated. President Trump had a message Tuesday for any chief executive who may be deliberating whether to stay on his advisory councils in the wake of a public outcry about his response to the violence in Charlottesville: If you leave, there are others who can replace you. “For every CEO that drops […]

Temporary Profession for the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer

On the feast of St Alphonsus Liguori, August 2nd (EF), Fr Celestine Maria made his temporary profession of the vows of religion, poverty, chastity and obedience, as a member of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, the traditional Redemptorist community based on the Scottish island of Pap Stronsay. Show More Summary

Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy

Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany. A s a young man, Martin Luther had a persistent, obsessive fear that he was cast out from God’s grace and that it was his own fault. He saw himself as a figurative refugee from the love of God. Show More Summary

Gleanings: September 2017

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue). Christian hospitals spared financial crisis Religious health care groups faced a crushing debt of billions of dollars’ worth of pension payments in the wake of three recent appeals court decisions. Show More Summary

A Deeper Debate over Drums in Church

Native Christians still wrestle with how their culture fits into their churches. More than 20 years ago, Mohawk musician Jonathan Maracle says, God told him to use his drum—an instrument used in traditional religious ceremonies—while playing at a conference for First Nation Christians. The ensuing performance spawned his music ministry, Broken Walls. Show More Summary

Adventure and the quest

17 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

An adventure is different than a quest. It is more of an undertaking that can be risky or even dangerous. An adventure always involves facing the uncertain or the unknown. It is anticipated that luck will oversee the adventure. The....

What a Playground’s Victory Means for Christian Schools

Supreme Court decision could change playing field for school choice movement. In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court set a precedent for school choice decisions—but also didn’t. While deciding in a 7–2...Show More Summary

New Series from Baylor

I am happy to announce a new book series from Baylor University Press called The Library of Early Christology series. This series is a collaborative effort to bring together "essential readings" that represent the new history of religions school, with a focus on the study of early Christology and its historic Judaic antecedents. Show More Summary

The public will be allowed to visit the Mormon temple on the Beltway for the first time in 46 years

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Ordinarily, only Mormons can enter the temple, so mark your calendars for the rare opportunity to visit.

Northern California officials brace for political rallies

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Northern California authorities are bracing for politically charged protests in the coming weeks amid growing concerns of violence after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mormon church specifically condemns white supremacy

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement since a Virginia rally over a Confederate War monument descended into deadly violence.

Universal Utilitarianism in the Brave New World

You can't change the moral calculus by keeping people ignorant of how their lives will be affected by what you do.

LOOP: Trump: Is tearing down statues of Washington next?

CHARLOTTESVILLE // President Trump made a third statement on the violent rally in Charlottesville. “They were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the [...]

Wednesday Link List

This week we have several audio (and video) options for you. We won’t be so podcast happy next week, but we thought we’d give you something different. The listening/viewing time is shown in parenthesis after each. The big news in my home country is the return of an Evangelical pastor after 2½ years imprisonment in […]

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