Centuries later, these two Christian groups are working towards unity.
Talk about deus ex machina.
President Trump made a great effort to attract the evangelical Christian community, and he seemed to have succeeded. But
There are currently about 150 million Protestants in the United States. These children of the Reformation possess the capacity
The white knight is not coming, and Trump has been instrumental in denigrating the veracity of any journalistic organization that opposes him.
Martin Luther told his followers to pray for Jews to convert to Christianity. Centuries later, the Evangelical Church in Germany is wrestling with its past.
The other night, like 14.7 million other people, I tuned in to NBC to watch Matt Lauer conduct a 'Presidential Forum' with, in turn, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Blink and you'll miss this incredible moment of unity.
She is thirty feet high and weighs 36 thousand pounds and every inch of her voluptuous and barely-concealed anatomy is alluring - except perhaps for the two naked and wizened old men who sit in the palms of each of her upraised hands, one a pope the other an emperor.
As we see the affiliated "none" numbers rise, religious shifts, from doctrinal reforms and latest church cultures, are criticized for their apparent hollowness. But what is to make of the other stat reports?
How does one stay spiritually limber? Start with stretches, including hearing those with whom one disagrees and thinking through their arguments. But that's just a warm-up. There is nothing that will stretch a person like actually doing what Jesus instructs his disciples to do.
With the Iowa caucuses upon us, it seems like every Republican tramping through the snow claims to be a Bible-believing, God-fearing, Jesus-loving Christian. Some trot out their parents; others offer personal conversion stories. Some defend persecuted Christians; others explain their policies in Biblical terms. It's a fruitless exercise.
I hope this period will also offer us the time to reconsider the stories we have told and the ways they shape us to this
I also enjoyed researching and updating our guidebooks (in Greece, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, South France, and South England), which helped me scout new TV episodes (for Tuscany and South England) and refine our newest Rick Steves Europe Tours Villages of South England itinerary.
I'm just wrapping up three weeks of filming in Germany, and I'm impressed by the souvenirs of its tumultuous history. Doing TV shows on Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dresden, Leipzig, and Hamburg, you can't avoid the flip side of Germany's greatness.
Martin Luther sparked controversy by challenging the authority of the Catholic Church.