"This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey."
Teaching The Greeks And Critical Thinking -- Part 12: Can You Be a Good Person if You Don't Believe in an Afterlife?
Student: I think that human motives are enough to be good. Those who are good because they believe in an afterlife aren't
Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.
I wish to spirit you away today to the rarefied realm of celestial metaphysics by having you respond to yet another reason why people believe in old ideas.
5. Can ex-Mormons and more conservative devout Mormons be allies? My experience within the church was that members are encouraged
We became instant friends because we had so much in common: we both love God and Jesus Christ, work in film and television, he's also an author, love music -- he performs and I listen, and we both recently converted to Christian Orthodoxy and love Church.
Universities may hold students to a particular “personal, social or religious philosophy,” the Northwest Commission policy
Every Muslim knows several, if not dozens, who chose to convert to Islam as a young adult or even later in life. Not too long ago an old friend called me and dropped the hammer. "I've been doing a lot of thinking... and I've decided to convert to Islam. Where do I begin?"
I wish more atheists knew that Christians care very deeply about knowledge and truth. They are not stupid. In every group
The lovely blue glass container holds a small roll of parchment on which is written the traditional Jewish prayer that begins, "Shema Yisrael." For those in the know, this mezuzah reveals that those who live in the house are Jewish.
While we here in America continue the Hobby Lobby debate, there are religious freedom matters with serious life and death consequences elsewhere in the world right now, today, which also deserve your attention.
Simply put, religious conversion stories are bound to offend sizeable groups of people. Religious people of one faith may label someone in their own camp who goes over to another faith as a traitor, deluded or perhaps as having fallen into heresy.
Back in the '80s, Josh McDowell was extremely popular among evangelicals. Maybe he still is. Unfortunately, I can remember reading his stuff as a relatively uninformed college freshman and thinking, 'This stuff looks like Swiss cheese.'
Last week, as we walked down Columbus Avenue, I confessed my Christmas tree crush to my husband. "They just smell so good," I told him. "You know," Adam said, as we approached one of the vendors, "If it's important to you, we could get a tree."
Perhaps each of our births is a type of first Christmas. We arrive as strangers on this planet. On this hostile planet we all will have crosses to bear. We are not the Savior, but we can be a savior.
I met two Mormon missionaries on a chilly spring evening when my husband and I attended the musical "The Book of Mormon." They were handing out copies of the LDS Scriptures -- aka the original Book of Mormon -- near the theatre entrance, and I couldn't resist talking with them.
If Muslims aren't "all-American," and if "all-American" is used to describe white women before they convert to a racialized faith, then assumptions about who is "all-American" not only deny 3 million Muslims of their national and cultural identity as Americans, but they deny full Americanness to anyone who isn't white.
Every time Gayle sees me, an Orthodox Jew, hair completely covered and bopping to Santana, she laughs and says to me, "There has to be a story behind you. I'd love to hear that." And now that I've read her book, I get where's she's coming from: Gayle Redlingshafer Berman has her own story to tell, and it's a doozy.
Most of us don't choose our names. Unless you're P.Diddy, then you get a new one every two years when you re-up your cellphone contract. The names choose us, or are chosen for us.