Faith and Religion News and Opinion
“Who wants to hear at 20 years old, ‘It’s all screwed up, and it’s not going — it’s all going to be over.’ Nobody wants to hear that at 20. We cannot take away their hope because that is their fight.”
Naumann wrote that Kaine “appears to have no qualms” about the imposition of religious beliefs on matters such as the “church’s opposition to racism or our preferential option for the poor.”
“I am sure John the Baptist, whose head was severed from his body for condemning a sin that Trump brags about on a regular basis, will need to pull himself off the fainting couch after hearing of this impending terror at the hands of Hillary Clinton.”
He said Clinton “is the most morally corrupt candidate in U.S. history.”
“The Democratic nominee is a crook, a liar, and a bigot engaged in a plot to overthrow our religious institutions and reshape them in her own image.”
“However, Paul’s First (One- Ha!) letter to Timothy seems very clear about how Christians are to choose leaders.”
“As Christians we are called to forgive even as we’ve been forgiven.”
“We absolutely think that what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is doing here violates the first amendment and everything our country was founded upon.”
“You don’t survive what’s happening right now in our churches alone.”
Can modern evangelical churches return to their ancient orthodox roots? One church in India did so and succeeded.
What should we do when our political party and even our spiritual leaders fail us? We turn to God.
While this new technique may seem to be cause for celebration, in vitro fertilization still has legitimate concerns that need to be addressed.
They betray Christ with a kiss and a few sly talking points about the importance of “reproductive choice.”
Saving yourself for marriage is not just about sex. It represents a bigger decision to place a high value on your own worth. But I realize not everyone waits. I’m speaking out because I want young people to know its okay to wait.
“When you go to work, you are a Christian at your workplace.”
“Because, right now, black lives apparently are worth LESS on our streets.”
“There has never been a time in mankind where somebody who professes religion has not taken aspects of it out of context and distorted its meaning.”
“God didn’t make mistakes by making people with different cultures, different skin tones.”
“There’s no question, there are too many avoidable shootings. But if you’re stopped by law enforcement—any race, any time, any place—this is something everyone can do to greatly diminish your chances of getting shot.”
“Journalism must always respect the dignity of the person.”
“I used to think the term ‘anti-science’ was ridiculous.”
The authors of the study examined the financial impact of over 344,000 religious congregations across the United States.
“We hope that people would have an encounter with the presence of God.”
“Looks like God is on top of it.”
“The United States of America has a moral obligation to speak up, and we’re not doing it, and it starts at the top.”
Of course, a pastor telling Christians not to go to church is like a dentist warning his patients not to brush their teeth. It’s absurd and self-defeating, to put it mildly.
“We are not public institutions and free speech in all of its demonstrations, including protests, is not a guaranteed right.”
The rich and powerful love population control. Where are the feminists and libertarians while governments are forcing women to abort? AWOL.
In the 17 years since the Columbine shooting, there have been over 50 attempted or mass murders at schools.
That’s why, if you notice, Jesus spends a lot of time telling us what to do and what not to do and how to live and how not to live.
“This is such a beautiful picture.”
“Her story is not about her death, it’s about her life.”
We NEED the church to step up in its efforts to be more vocal in regards to mental illness.
“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”
“Please don’t kill the child,” she said. “I want the child. Please give me the child.”
“Today, Prime Minister Modi went where no other Prime Minister has gone before.”
Here are some of the potential questions.
“When we mistreat nature, we also mistreat human beings.”
“I don’t think God sits things out.”
… the size of the church must be “appropriate” to the number of Christians in the area.
“Anyone zealous enough to need the Bible as bedtime reading will travel with one.”
“… the community member had posted a sign inviting people to pray with him, constituting — in the university’s view — a solicitation to join a gathering.”
On August 18, a church youth leader from West Jordan, Utah died in a river rafting accident on Idaho’s Snake River. Her family says she died doing what she loved most – serving God.
We all mess up. Trust me, I’m a pastor. It’s my job to help people find reconciliation with God and others, which is hard to achieve because we make mistakes all the time.
When are we going to stop supporting those organizations that don’t uphold our same values? We may have to do “battle” by drawing a line in the sand.
“greeted by archangels”
Metaxas wrote that Phelps’ story is “a reminder of the role that God’s people are called to play as bringers of hope and agents of restoration.”
“outrageous display of callous and bold Christian primacy”
“I said a prayer. It was answered immediately.”
“Abandoning judgment and loving our LGBT neighbors is not a betrayal of what the Bible teaches … .”
As young Olympic athletes give credit to God for their success, perhaps their message will convince those feeling it necessary to seek out safe spaces when confronted by life’s realities that faith–not sanctuary–is a better solution.
The American fencer hopes her story will help to break down harmful “stereotypes and misconceptions.”
The Vatican supplies the swimsuits and beach towels.
“That Methodist connection, that beautiful sense of duty, the obligation to others … .”
“Tim LaHaye was one of the godliest men I have known in my years in ministry.”
“And I’m just so blessed …”
“… could create risks of trouble to public order.”
“Mr. Trump has those deep-seated faith questions.”
“are you also grieved at the realization of your own inherent racism?”
“Adult-child sex involving willing participants has an unclear moral status.”
We may not have a perfect candidate, we may not have a perfect electoral system, and we may not have a perfect government – but we do have a political process that is anchored in freedom. And that is a blessing that is denied to many.
Too often, big businesses look just over your shoulder at the next opportunity, the customer, the next sale. You’re not just a number, you’re part of a profit-loss equation. And they’ve got you already.
Is reluctance by Pope Francis to speak truthfully about Islam motivated by naiveté or fear?
Jesus asked, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Joel Osteen asks, “What does it profit a man to gain his soul, yet forfeit the world?”
As a Christian evangelist, I watch the coverage of the current election and feel God calling me to pray, but probably not how you would expect.
“You need to remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store.”
Rev. Jacques Hamel’s last words were revealed Tuesday during a funeral Mass held in his honor.
“Right then I knew my life would change in a very hard way.”
He said that if he speaks of violent Islam, he’d have to speak of violent Catholicism, since Catholics kill, too.
“I find this very heartwarming.”
“Don’t associate with this kind of garbage.”
“Lord, have mercy on your people.”
This is what the Democrat Party stands for now. It asserts the absolute supremacy of the human will.
“He threatened their control.”
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“The right to life is a fundamental, human right for the unborn and any law denying the unborn the right to life is unequivocally unjust.”
We lost a great spiritual fighter this week; he passed away, surrounded by his loved ones.
A leading LGBT funder is targeting the Republican Party and mobilizing young millennials to advance his LGBT agenda.
Children of divorce understand the concept. They look into their parents’ bedroom and see someone who doesn’t belong there. “Who is this guy in bed with my mom: my dad is supposed to be there.”
Pornography is the proverbial pot boiling the frog. It is a cancer destroying men from the inside since their youth, leaving only a trail of wrecked families behind.
“There is absolutely no basis for discrimination whatsoever in the Christian faith.”
“We can’t pretend that we’re too holy to be pragmatic.”
“They intend to cleanse us …”
People of faith must look to themselves before pointing their fingers at government or elsewhere for our nation’s present difficulties.
“ I think it is time to invite him back in.”
She is the first openly gay bishop in the 12.7 million-member denomination.
Millennials are less religious than the generations before them, so would they really be compelled to come together to pray for a reset on our country?
Whether we want to admit it or not we are living in an age of fear. We need resilience to recover from such events—but we are going to need fortitude to endure them.
“I can’t and won’t enforce that foolishness.”
“It’s our way of presenting the truth of God’s Word to the world.”
“In order to do this, I need to do something radical to make this happen.”
“The mayor is demonstrably un-American in misusing his public office to conduct his personal war on the Catholic Church.”
The trial drew scorn from media rights groups around the world.
“… a truly despicable crime.”
“It is a totally political move. They are out to destabilize the government.”
“The Obama administration’s greatest failure is allowing the Islamic terror group ISIS to run wild.”
“This election is no longer about Republicans or Democrats — it’s about Americans.”
“I’m a Muslim myself and I think what he did was disgusting!”