Faith and Religion News and Opinion
“ISIS continues to expand, murdering thousands of innocent people, creating chaos wherever it goes.”
“If I had hung any other U.N. country’s national banner, I wouldn’t have received any comments like this.”
“I … panicked.”
“They both possess a deep faith. But it will be challenged in the days and weeks to come like no other time.”
“Some of them even tried to burn him alive.”
When Pope Urban VIII insinuated the papacy into the science of heliocentrism Galileo went to jail. With Pope Francis preparing a pronouncement on climate science I wonder who will be locked up.
“To God be the glory.”
“It relieved me to know the person I was getting ready to marry felt the same way about God.”
“You should have been decapitated.”
“Charlie, Charlie are you here?”
“It’s not Veterans Day. It’s not military appreciation day. Don’t thank me for my service.”
“We’ve already prayed for that person who actually committed the crime.”
“I have photographed a lot of weddings…”
“This is spiritual warfare.”
“It’s the first time they have asked us to use a Torah commentary for purposes of public diplomacy.”
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably…”
“They were using real skeletons.”
Matt Walsh is a hero of mine. I agree with almost everything he writes, but not this.
A Christian failing to live up to his faith does not make him a hypocrite. It makes him cowardly, perhaps. It makes him selfish. It makes him flawed. It makes him sinful.
“We all get thrown to our knees.”
The Bible says we’re not supposed to murder. So can we Christians really support the death penalty?
“Yup, Gay people are the danger to kids? NOPE, JOSH DUGGAR IS.”
“At least one member of the group ‘Duck Dynasty’ has openly made racist comments.”
“He might as well go to hell by committing suicide.”
“We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
“It chilled her speech.”
“If she meant to say what she claims she meant, then maybe she should have, you know… said it.”
“This is horrific.”
“I think Pam Geller is a terrible messenger.”
“Due to the nature of the content the decision was made not to release it.”
“The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians.”
“The fact that the Constitution allows something does not automatically mean it would be appropriate.”
“The sound of the formerly powerless fetishizing their victimhood.”
So anytime we sit in front of the tube, we should ask: am I progressing or regressing? Is this drawing me to God or away from Him? What am I getting out of this?
“I cannot say, ‘Well because you feel bad, I will stop believing what I believe.’”
“Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.”
“The Girl Scouts of America has lost its moral compass…”
“We certainly don’t think we’ve done anything wrong.”
“It’s unclear what the denomination’s future holds.”
“I cried. Everybody cried.”
“In any case, the sense of encouraging a commitment to peace was very clear.”
“This action is not in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
“It will be a symbol of God…”
Why Muslims will always have grievances — cartoons or not.
“This should not be this complicated, but gosh it is right now.”
“[T]he European police don’t know who is from [Islamic State] and who is a normal refugee or not.”
“I have never felt bitterness…I’ve been shockingly lucky in all this.”
“[T]he very symbol that the Nazis required Jews to wear in the death camps and ghettos of Europe during the Second World War…is deemed unfit for public display…?”
“…destroying the bad spirit of war.”
Egypt’s first freely elected president, a Muslim Brotherhood stalwart, given a death sentence.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act isn’t going to make it into law, but it’s not going to fade away, either.
“Even in my own mind it’s kind of crazy.”
“Ray Kroc must be spinning in his grave.”
“Pitiable, close-minded Bible simpletons.”
“Even if you don’t believe in the miracles, don’t believe in God, it doesn’t matter.”
“Churches aren’t emptying.”
“[He] shattered every stereotype.”
“If we don’t allow ourselves to question anything, then our faith is a very shaky faith.”
“She has been taking a keen interest in the Arabic culture of late.”
“Thank you Jesus for your message.”
While the news of a Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis can be devastating, it does not mean that the person is of any less value than anyone else. My son has it and his life has brought incredible joy to our family.
“People are … changing how they identify themselves.”
“I assure you this affects each and every one of us.”
It often has no edge, no depth. No sense of its own ancient and epic history. There is no sacredness to it. No pain. No beauty. No reverence.
“That’s what Christianity is all about.”
”It’s a new kind of addiction.”
Evangelical Protestant churches, the only Protestant bloc to categorically oppose both gay marriage and gay ordination, are the only Christian group in America that grew larger between 2007 and 2014.
“People of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment.”
Russia, China, and Muslim-majority governments are a longer term threat to global religious freedom than Islamic State.
“I needed to find the confidence in my trust in God, and that’s what kind of turned it around for me.”
“[It] was attributed a supernatural origin.”
“Dozens of rounds were fired by the suspects and the officers.”
“You’ve got to admit it’s [a] little too close for comfort.”
“Are you punking me right now?”
“Such a spirit of darkness.”
A new Catholic scandal is upon us, and not since the sex abuse scandal have so many Catholics defended the powerful and demonized the weak.
“We need to stop blaming the victim and start killing the murderers.”
”It is not acceptable that there are areas in Germany where Jews fear for their safety.”
“Repent before it is too late…”
“I know all sins are supposed to be equal, but I really feel that turning a baby away from baptism – for any reason – is possibly the worst sin of all in God’s eyes.”
“Every day is a bad day (for violence), but especially on a day like today.”
“We will defend all the prophets …”
“I’m not joking.”
“I haven’t laughed this hard at an SNL skit in a very long time.”
State-sanctioned discrimination in Myanmar.
“It’s a good thing they’re coming back in body bags, but…it’s a double-edged sword.”
“Our friends in America should know that there is a live and kicking movement that aspires to freedom.”
As moms we are going to bump up against feeling underappreciated by our culture and even members of our own family.
“I didn’t always stick with him, but he’s always stuck with me.”
“[T]he Christian voice.”
This church was put in an awkward position by the tragic spectacle of a child who is being raised by two men. The problem isn’t how they handled it, but that it’s happening in the first place.
“Places around us were totaled.”
The much called for Islamic Reformation has already happened, but just as Islam’s core texts are antithetical to Christianity’s, so are the results of the Islamic Reformation antithetical to the Christian one.
“She intentionally was provocative in her actions.”
“Our hope is a common hope, our pain is shared, and we are all children of God.”
“If you don’t act now, it’s over.”
“Knowing that my rent is paid on time and I can afford to eat healthily.”
In a world where everything is seemingly stacked against parents who want to raise their children with discipline, integrity, values, and a faith-based worldview, how can parents even begin to turn the tide?
“Jack’s baptism turned out to be the very opposite of what it should have been…”
“Nobody knows who dumped … it.”
“Is that how frail you are in your faith that you feel so insecure that your prophet cannot withstand a cartoon being drawn about him?”
“We’ve gotten to that point in our culture, which is a very dangerous, evil place, because Christian leaders haven not stood up and said, ‘This is wrong.’”
“The Good News Club is … here to teach the kids good moral behavior.”