worship

The shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas is the latest instance of a gunman targeting a place of worship.
Median weekend worship attendance overall decreased from 129 in 2005 to 80 in 2015, according to the Faith Communities Today
I'm Dorothy's Daughter, from a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, and you blessed me with an amazing opportunity and gift, to be the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.
Thousands of years ago, each god gave her something. Apollo bestowed her with musical talents; from Aphrodite she received
There are significant signs of dissatisfaction with organized religion among young adults, reflected both in lower service
The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping in to getting an early start on mowing the lawn
"Nobody worships the cows," he made clear, with a tone that was almost apologetic, seemingly aware of the tradition's potential to cause controversy. "These cows keep on roaming around, but no one puts any money into their bags."
In my forty years of ministry, the day never became a day to recognize all those who were dads and to have them stand and be recognized. I have never heard any young man complain about being left out or ignored on Father's Day because they have not become a father.
I missed the experience of the sacred. I missed the sense of communicating with a higher power. I missed the experience of the divine, the thing larger and greater than we are.
If the "fear of the Lord" is the beginning of wisdom, ours must be a very foolish generation. And if the "fear of the Lord" is exhilarating, ours must be a very bored (and boring) generation.
As a practitioner of healing arts and the creator of an anthology of spiritual writings, it's my joy to encourage people to contemplate and share their own journeys.
All Hindus who understand and are deeply troubled by the contradiction between teachings centered on God's presence in every human being and the exclusion of Dalit from places of Hindu worship must embrace this cause.
Shiva is always seen as a very powerful being, and at the same time, as one who is not so crafty with the world. "Bholenath
The inclination to exclude others on the basis of religious beliefs is virtually universal. That doesn't make it any less
Predicting the future is fraught with difficulty in the rapidly changing, competitive marketplace of American religion. But the prospects for a turnaround in mainline Protestantism are growing fainter as the movement enters its second half-century of precipitous decline.
I once heard a lecture on the fact that it wasn't until the Christian community became accepted by the Empire that they took on the basilica, which was essentially a place for transacting business. Churches began to look like what we think of -- namely a big building.
I get up early on Sunday morning and drive to the manufacturing district, which is totally desolate. I'm self-conscious because I'm visiting a hipster church.
Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.
As you continue to interact with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, consider exercising caution when criticizing devotional practices that are foreign or seem insufficient to another manner of worship.
One should be grateful that one can worship God without getting one's description of God just right. After all, given the plethora of beliefs about God, what are the chances that any of one of us has gotten God just right?