A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.
Kanye West at Coachella was a substitute Easter for sinner-saints Religion News Service
LOS ANGELES (RNS) ‚ÄĒ Troyer Goldman has a ‚Äúcomplicated‚ÄĚ relationship with religion. While he recognizes that much of his moral framework is built on ...
Aesthetic appreciation is my ‚Äúreligion‚ÄĚ Luther College Chips
I am currently in the REL485: ‚ÄúReligion, Violence, and Terrorism‚ÄĚ course, taught by Associate Professor of Religion Todd Green on Monday nights. At 8:00 a.m. ...
In Search Of Religion WNPR News
The number of Americans who identify as 'spiritual but not religious' is growing, especially among millennials who may not be finding what they need in the.
Study: Religious couples report greater sexual satisfaction Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ The more religious that married couples are and the more they engage in faith-related activities at home, the happier they say they are with ...
What Research Says About How Religion Affects Your Health The Federalist
Despite ample reason to believe that faith is associated with improved health, very little is still known about the effect religion has on the body.
The hollowing out of American religion Religion News Service
The biggest American religion story of the past decade has been the rise of the Nones‚ÄĒthose who answer ‚Äúnone‚ÄĚ when asked what their religion is. Over the ...
Religious Minorities Across Asia Suffer Amid Surge in Sectarian Politics The New York Times
The bombings of three churches in Sri Lanka highlighted the growing vulnerability of religious minorities across Asia, from Christians in Hindu-majority India to ...
2020 Election Revives Debate: Should Religious Faith Guide One's Voting? NPR
Mayor Pete Buttigieg says Christian faith leads in a "progressive" political direction. Conservatives disagree. The debate reshapes old questions about the ...
Future - How and why did religion evolve? BBC News
Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.
When Religion Is Too Free Washington Monthly
Steven Waldman's Sacred Liberty is an ardently evangelical book. Waldman's faith, however, is not in any particular creed or sacred text; the First Amendment's ...
Is China Conducting A Crackdown On Religion? Forbes
In recent months, the persecution of religious groups in China has been making headlines. The picture that these news stories create is one of China as a state ...
Fewer students identifying a religion fuels push to scrap scripture Sydney Morning Herald
The number of NSW public school students who do not identify with a religion surged by 13 per cent in the three years to 2018, making non-believers the ...
Interfaith event aims to build community among students of different religions Daily Bruin
An interfaith committee featured students from different religions Tuesday to promote understanding across faiths. Panelists from various religions ‚Äď including ...
What would the Cossacks say? Religion News Service
If you had told this story to a Jew sixty years ago, he or she would have said: ‚ÄúStop. This is a joke, right?‚ÄĚ Except, it's not. Just this past week, Ukraine elected a ...
Mick Mulvaney: Faith is driving many Trump administration policies Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) ‚ÄĒ White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney declared at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday (April 23) that faith drives the ...
Sri Lanka must tackle the religious intolerance that fuelled the Easter attacks New Statesman
Religious intolerance has been on the rise in the country since the end of its civil war.
Science Says: Religion Is Good For Your Health Forbes
Theologists, scientists and thought leaders have attempted for centuries to understand the impact that religion can have on human beings; both mentally and ...
‚ÄėPsychiana‚Äô explained: Film shows how Idaho was once home to booming mail-order religion - Idaho Statesman
‚ÄėPsychiana‚Äô explained: Film shows how Idaho was once home to booming mail-order religion Idaho Statesman
Psychiana was a mail-order religion founded by Frank Robinson in Moscow, Idaho. Idaho Public Television will air a documentary about the history of the ...
Coexisting is key: Religions on UK's campus help unite students Kykernel.com
On a campus with over 500 student organizations, the University of Kentucky has 23 organizations with a religious or spiritual self-designation that are registered ...
Americans back stronger role of religion in society The News International
NEW YORK: Around half of Americans favour religion playing a greater role in United States society, while 18 percent oppose that idea, according to a Pew ...
Navigating Religion in the U's Theatre Department Daily Utah Chronicle
The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play ‚ÄúBig Love‚ÄĚ featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual ...
2019 ELECTIONS: God and elections: Religion and politics meet behind ‚Äď and in front of ‚Äď the pulpits this Easter - Daily Maverick
2019 ELECTIONS: God and elections: Religion and politics meet behind ‚Äď and in front of ‚Äď the pulpits this Easter Daily Maverick
Easter weekend saw politicians from across the spectrum attending religious services nationally. It happens every year, but in 2019 there is a sense that religion ...
Dangerous Tactic: Democrat Lawmakers 'Weaponize' Religion CBN News
These days, religion is being referred to far too often as a disqualifier for public office, in direct violation of the US Constitution.
I‚Äôm not passing my parents‚Äô religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values - The Washington Post
I‚Äôm not passing my parents‚Äô religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values The Washington Post
My children, a 3-year-girl and a 1-year-old boy, aren't baptized. Many people take issue with this parenting decision ‚ÄĒ especially the people I know from my ...
Religious Freedom In Malaysia Under Microscope Forbes
Religious intolerance is a pressing concern in Malaysia. The issue was raised by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, following a visit to the ...
In Charts: Religion The Globalist
A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global religion.
Three criteria to evaluate Francis' reform of Vatican Curia Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ The cardinals who voted in conclave to elect Pope Francis did so hoping he would reform the scandal-plagued Vatican Curia and make it more ...
Evidence for ancient religion discovered in Lake Titicaca National Geographic
Gold artifacts, precious shells and evidence of animal sacrifice in Lake Titicaca point to a belief system that helped organize the ancient Tiwanaku state, ...
Losing their religion? New report shows Spaniards are turning their backs on faith EL PAIS
Nearly one-third of people in Spain are either atheists, agnostics or non-believers, according to a study by the Ferrer i Gu√†rdia Foundatio.
‚ÄėIf ex-Catholic was a religion...‚Äô: Why independent Catholic churches are flourishing - Philly.com
‚ÄėIf ex-Catholic was a religion...‚Äô: Why independent Catholic churches are flourishing Philly.com
On Holy Thursday, a solemn day in the most sacred week in the Catholic calendar, St. Miriam's felt like any other Catholic church: The altar featured a crucifix ...
On a Day of Funerals in Sri Lanka, Religious Tension Builds The New York Times
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka ‚ÄĒ The coffins came one by one, some heavy and others unusually light. As bulldozers tore into the *fresh* earth, clearing an enormous ...
Reader: No, the Constitution does not say we are a religious nation Herald-Banner
In response to the April 13 letter to the editor titled ‚ÄúSeparation of church and state not by Founding Fathers‚ÄĚ:]
Let reason, not religion, govern the aid-in-dying issue The CT Mirror
The Medical Aid in Dying bill (HB 5898) once again didn't make it out of committee this year. Be that as it may, I was appalled to learn from State Rep. Jonathan ...
'Global warming is a religion, not a science' The Advertiser
Sky News host Andrew Bolt has hit out at the Opposition, arguing that everything about 'Labor's global warming policy is a con' as thousands rally around the ...
The Guardian view on religious freedom: protect believers The Guardian
Editorial: Across much of the world, millions of people are persecuted for their beliefs.
Pete Buttigieg, Gay and Christian, Challenges Religious Right on Their Own Turf - The New York Times
Pete Buttigieg, Gay and Christian, Challenges Religious Right on Their Own Turf The New York Times
Mr. Buttigieg has confronted evangelicals like Vice President Mike Pence, questioning the moral authority of religious leaders who have stayed silent on ...
Buttigieg plays the religion card Religion News Service
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who this week formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, has caused a stir by criticizing the religiosity ...
Dune and religious appropriation SYFY WIRE
Frank Herbert's Dune is an appropriation of many cultures and religions - but is that a bad thing?
COGAT prepares for Ramadan, increased freedom of religion and worship The Jerusalem Post
Security preparations are underway for the month of Ramadan, which will begin this year on May 6.
Review of Nicholas Wolterstorff, "Religion in the University" Inside Higher Ed
The title of Nicholas Wolterstorff's Religion in the University (Yale University Press) seems disproportionate for a small volume of lectures. It sounds more like the ...
What's crazy about religion on Game of Thrones Religion News Service
There's a scene in Season 2 of Game of Thrones in which a high priestess for whom red is the new black gives birth to a . . . thing. A smoke monster, writhing and ...
Unaffiliated with any religion, they still seek Easter traditions OregonLive
America's fastest-growing "religious" group is composed of people who say they don't have a religious affiliation, or are "nothing in particular."
Survey: There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics - CNN
Survey: There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics CNN
The non-religious edged out Catholics and Evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey. The three groups remain within the margin of error of each ...
Talk of a rising religious left is unfounded. It already exists. The Washington Post
In small but meaningful ways, the religious left lives on.
60 Minutes: Former members of cult-like religion ‚ÄėThe Truth‚Äô speak out on child sex abuse - 9news.com.au
60 Minutes: Former members of cult-like religion ‚ÄėThe Truth‚Äô speak out on child sex abuse 9news.com.au
The Truth Church is a hard-line religion which has been operating in regional communities for more than 100 years, with around 10,000 members. The sub-sect ...
Deus Ex Machina: Religions Use Robots to Connect With the Public The Wall Street Journal
The 15th century had the printing press. Today, a handful of religious institutions are developing interactive machines to share doctrine and converse with the ...
Is being gay compatible with religion? Duke Chronicle
Every day on my walk to class, I stroll past the stunning Duke Chapel that towers above me. Sometimes I stop to stretch my head up and take in the glorious ...
Organized religion is losing its followers The Washington Post
CNN reports, ‚ÄúFor the first time 'No Religion' has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist.
Irony Alert: Socialism Needs Religion to Work Wall Street Journal
The only elements which help this economic system work are religion, limited community and the free opportunity to leave.
Short of electricity, food and water, Venezuelans return to religion The Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela ‚ÄĒ The lights in Petare had gone dark. Again. The people of Venezuela's largest slum were used to the blackouts that halt the flow of ...
Santa Claus, God and Lord Buddha: the difference between a belief and a religion - The Conversation - UK
Santa Claus, God and Lord Buddha: the difference between a belief and a religion The Conversation - UK
Veganism is not a religion, and nor is belief in Santa Claus. So why are Christianity, Islam and Buddhism classed as religions?
Losing my religion led to a healthier outlook on life PhillyVoice.com
Once a committed Christian, my current outlook on life is aligned with the You Only Live Once mentality ‚Äď as much as I hate to admit it and reference an ...
How the Left Keeps Me Religious National Review
The most godless, religion-free, and Bible-free institution in the West ‚ÄĒ the university ‚ÄĒ has become the both the stupidest and most morally corrupt institution in ...
Death v. Religion at the Supreme Court Religion News Service
In February, by a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a petition from a death row inmate in Alabama who asked to have his execution delayed so ...
West African religions are on the rise in Maryland as practitioners connect with roots - Washington Post
West African religions are on the rise in Maryland as practitioners connect with roots Washington Post
The religions appeal to African Americans who have been struggling with questions of identity.
Evangelicals helped get Trump into the White House. Pete Buttigieg believes the religious left will get him out. - The Washington Post
Evangelicals helped get Trump into the White House. Pete Buttigieg believes the religious left will get him out. The Washington Post
The gay mayor from Indiana says he thinks Democrats ‚ÄĒ and the vice president ‚ÄĒ have lost touch with religion.
Montana Can't Use a 150-Year-Old Anti-Catholic Law to Discriminate Against Religious Schools - Cato Institute
Montana Can't Use a 150-Year-Old Anti-Catholic Law to Discriminate Against Religious Schools Cato Institute
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that the state's anti-Catholic ‚ÄúBlaine Amendment‚ÄĚ required striking down a modest school-choice funding program.
Religion in the death chamber: Supreme Court‚Äôs 2 rulings, one of which served justice - Los Angeles Times
Religion in the death chamber: Supreme Court‚Äôs 2 rulings, one of which served justice Los Angeles Times
Just a few weeks after horribly bungling a 1st Amendment issue raised by a death penalty case out of Alabama, the Supreme Court made the right call Thursday ...
Let's Take Back Religion From The Fundamentalists New Matilda
The slow creep of fundamentalism affects all religions, writes Dr Mariam Tokhi. It's time people of all faiths stood against that. I felt sick as I saw the news ...
Choice on Myanmar: Defend religious freedom now, or pay price later - Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Choice on Myanmar: Defend religious freedom now, or pay price later Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Globally speaking, religious freedom isn't just a matter of principle but an urgent security priority, because places that start eroding the rights of religious ...
A look inside a Pakistani madrassa - Religion and education The Economist
AFTER HIS victory in the battle of Badr in 624, the Prophet released the prisoners he had taken, on condition that they teach others to read. That, says ...
Indonesia election: Another big democracy sees religious divide deepen Quartz
Indonesian president Joko Widodo's Twitter account has been interspersing tweets that show him on a minor pilgrimage in Mecca with videos that show off new ...
Freedom From Religion Foundation objects to Ten Commandments at Welty Middle School - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Freedom From Religion Foundation objects to Ten Commandments at Welty Middle School New Philadelphia Times Reporter
"The District is conducting its due diligence and will be making the best decision for its students, district, and community. The New Philadelphia City School ...
We must unify religions ‚Äď UG lecturer | General News 2019-04-23 GhanaWeb
Religious affairs lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ben-Willie Golo says Ghana can further douse religious tensions by working on measures to unify ...
Move over Big Bang: Should science take a page from religion's Big History book? - The Times of Israel
Move over Big Bang: Should science take a page from religion's Big History book? The Times of Israel
In 'Origin Story,' Prof. David Christian offers a big-picture look at Earth, the universe, and everything ‚ÄĒ a zoom-out perspective that could just save the planet.
Global jihadists increasingly turn against religious targets - Carnage in Sri Lanka The Economist
TWO DECADES ago al-Qaeda made its name by mounting a succession of bombings against America across the world. These included the American ...
2019 polls in retrospect: Does democracy need religion? The Nation Newspaper
No doubt, the much awaited 2019 poll has come and gone. But the ripple effect lingers on. To any keen observer the election threw up a number of critical issues ...
Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods Religion News Service
TOKYO (AP) ‚ÄĒ Emperor Akihito prayed at a Japanese shrine Thursday in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods. The 85-year-old emperor ...
Morocco Trains Foreign Students in Its Practice of Moderate Islam VOA News
Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home in ...
Pete Buttigieg confronts Pence about religion ahead of 2020 bid CBS News
Gay rights and religion are at the heart of a simmering feud between Vice President Mike Pence and potential Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
Professor shares research on intersection of medieval architecture, religion and design - Iowa State Daily
Professor shares research on intersection of medieval architecture, religion and design Iowa State Daily
Tracy Miller, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, spoke Tuesday in the Sun Room in the Memorial Union.
How Prominent Women Built and Sustained the Religious Right Religion & Politics
In September 1983, Beverly LaHaye gave a press conference in Washington, DC, to announce that her four-year-old lobbying group Concerned Women for ...
Ahead of coalition talks, Liberman says won't budge on religion and state issues - The Times of Israel
Ahead of coalition talks, Liberman says won't budge on religion and state issues The Times of Israel
Yisrael Beytenu head says coalition entry dependent on party sticking to its basic principles on security, immigration and absorption.
Mississippi school orders teachers to remove religious items from classroom after complaint - Fox News
Mississippi school orders teachers to remove religious items from classroom after complaint Fox News
Teachers at a Mississippi elementary school were forced to remove religious displays in their classrooms after the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) ...
60 Minutes: Cult-like religion allowed ‚Äėconvicted paedophiles back into its congregation‚Äô - 9news.com.au
60 Minutes: Cult-like religion allowed ‚Äėconvicted paedophiles back into its congregation‚Äô 9news.com.au
A 60 Minutes investigation has exposed the shameful secrets of a fundamentalist religion operating in regional Australia. Reporter Allison Langdon spoke ...
Quebec to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec will ban public sector employees from wearing religious symbols during work hours, in legislation ...
A Simple Form of Spirituality Brings More Satisfaction Than Religion Inverse
A study published Thursday in the journal 'Psychology of Religion and Spirituality' challenges the idea that being religious is the most consistent way to feel ...
Openly Gay, Openly Christian Buttigieg Challenges the Religious Right New York Magazine
South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is openly gay and openly Christian, and in addition to his other qualities, presents a challenge to Trump and his religious right ...
Despite scandal, St. Thomas Christians in Kerala aren't going anywhere Religion News Service
KOCHI, India (RNS) ‚ÄĒ On a hot Sunday morning as high Mass let out at St. Thomas Kottakavu Church, Niya Francis, 24, found her shoes among a sea of ...
Rastafarianism, promising freedom, spreads among African youth Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) ‚ÄĒ Dressed in a red turban and black robe, Douglas Okello bowed and gazed at the portrait of the former Ethiopian emperor pinned up in ...
Singaporeans frown on religion influencing politics, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Singaporeans frown on religion influencing politics, Singapore News & Top Stories The Straits Times
Most Singaporeans are religious, but still frown on religious behaviour that could influence politics or disrupt social harmony, a new report by the Institute of ...
Future of decades-old CBS religion documentary program in doubt Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ The future of a decades-old CBS documentary series focused on religion is in doubt, as the network is potentially discussing cutting back or even ...
Qanta Ahmed: Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn‚Äôt represent my Muslim religion - Fox News
Qanta Ahmed: Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn‚Äôt represent my Muslim religion Fox News
Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now ...
How outrage for a death row inmate may have flipped the justices for religious liberty - Religion News Service
How outrage for a death row inmate may have flipped the justices for religious liberty Religion News Service
(RNS) ‚ÄĒ Within the last two months, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued two important religious liberty decisions with strikingly similar facts and diametrically ...
The 'God factor' - Politics WORLD News Group
WASHINGTON‚ÄĒDemocratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is openly courting religious voters on the left and encouraging his opponents to do the same.
Is Religious Decline Inevitable in the United States? ChristianityToday.com
If you take a course in the sociology of religion at any college or university, the professor will inevitably spend some time on what is known as secularization ...
What Hail Satan? director Penny Lane learned from her doc on Satanists Vox.com
A documentary called Hail Satan? seems aimed squarely at provocation, which is fitting: Filmmaker Penny Lane (as her website URL proclaims, it's her real ...
Quebec wants to ban public servants from wearing religious clothing The Economist
A LARGE CRUCIFIX has long hung above the speaker's chair in Quebec's legislature. The first one was installed in 1936 to acknowledge the bond between the ...
Secular lobby advocates equality as religious leaders weigh in on election The Guardian
Campaign aims to remind candidates that majority of Australians don't want religion to dictate social policy.
Can the Catholic Church heal the culture? Religion News Service
The Catholic Church has the answers to today's cultural crisis, says Bill Donohue in new book. SAN FRANCISCO ‚ÄĒ Common sense has been relegated to the ...
Different but the Same: Religious Persecution in China Harvard Political Review
While religious intolerance has long been intertwined with China's history, measures of control have grown increasingly harsh under Xi Jinping. Since his ascent ...
Malaysia police likely behind religion-linked abductions: Inquiry Al Jazeera English
The Christian pastor and Shia Muslim, who were kidnapped by masked men more than two years ago, are yet to be found.
China city offers cash for information in religion crackdown Fox News
A southern Chinese city is offering cash rewards for information about "illegal religious groups" as the ruling Communist Party continues to tighten its grip over ...
'The religious heart of France': Duke professors react to Notre-Dame burning Duke Chronicle
Built in a French Gothic style and consecrated to the Virgin Mary, the Notre-Dame Cathedral was completed in 1345. This cathedral has survived the scenes of ...
Should veganism receive the same legal protection as a religion? The Conversation - UK
Veganism is on the rise globally ‚Äď but it can be contentious. Only recently, the editor of a food magazine joked that vegans should be force-fed meat while a bank ...
Scientists establish a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage Salon
A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region ...
Repression of Religion in China Is Getting Worse. Here‚Äôs What Can Be Done. Daily Signal
It's been a little more than a year now since new regulations on religious affairs went into effect in China in February 2018. Although Chinese people of faith ...
Texas Republicans‚Äô Push for a Religious ‚ÄėLicense to Discriminate‚Äô is Depressingly Familiar - The Texas Observer
Texas Republicans‚Äô Push for a Religious ‚ÄėLicense to Discriminate‚Äô is Depressingly Familiar The Texas Observer
Today's targets of religious discrimination are members of the LGBTQ community. Not long ago they were African Americans and women.
God And World Religion: The Secret Identity Of "God" Exposed, Finally...
You may now have this 10,000 year Old "SECRET" that had been kept away from the general public by the "Power Elite" until now?Know the truth and set yourself free forever. Suffer no more.
Loyola the Luciferian
Ignatius Loyola - Luciferian or Heliopolitan:I kid you not! Lucifer is the 'light-bringer' and just as Hitler was a 'torch-bearer for Jesus' we have the Luciferians inside the Catholic Church to this day as I have covered from the likes of Malachi Martin who was a Papal advisor to three Popes and taught Jewish studies (Kaballah?) at the Vatican College until recently. Indeed all the Alumbrados (means Illuminati) people are 'light-bearers' or en-'light'-ened ones.
Why Go To Church - Want To Know 13 Reasons?
It's not necessary to go to church in order to get saved and therefore go to heaven, but going to church still has very important benefits that can help improve your life and keep it in order.Below are 13 reasons why we should attend church services on a regular basis.
Does God Promise Long Life?
Over the last 10 years or so I have met several people who had very irrational fears of dying "young." When I asked them what they felt was "young," they said they did not expect to live past an age range of 40-55 years of age.
The Fruit, the Whole Fruit, and Nothing but the Fruit
Once we become a new creature in Christ, we are given a special gift of "supernatural" vision. This is a gift of discernment in order to protect us from the things we see in the natural.
The Power of Thankfulness and Vice Versa
We are soon to celebrate once again the National Holiday known as "Thanksgiving."We do this every year.
The Rise And Fall Of Babylon
According to the Book of Revelations, the city of Babylon has to be rebuilt once again. This is another key event for everyone to really keep an eye on.
Priesthood is Not a Profession - Does this Attest for Unprofessionalism?
1 INTRODUCTIONAS IN THE ABSTRACT2 WHY PRIESTHOOD IS NOT A PROFESSION?There is a valid reasoning behind the view that priesthood is not a profession. Because, the primary motivating factor in choosing a profession is the 'remuneration' received or monetary benefits involved.
3 Clues To Know Where You Fit In Ministry Part 2
Clue Number 2: You Have Spiritual GiftsIn part 1 you learned that talent is natural endowments; or ability and is a result of recurring patterns (connections in the brain) of thought, feelings or behavior that is applied in a positive way.If enduring talents are results of connections in the brain, what is a gift?Webster's Dictionary defines a gift as "something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a special ability or unusual capacity for doing or achieving something.
Speaking of Speaking in Tongues
A young bible college student once wrote and told me how the college she attends has been teaching that "speaking in tongues" is the sole evidence that one is filled with the Spirit and that no one WAS filled with the Spirit UNLESS they've spoken in tongues. Apparently, that didn't sit well with her and she wanted my opinion.
Spiritual Healing: Jesus Christ in the Flesh
Does Jesus Christ live in heaven today in the flesh as a man? And if so, how does His living in the flesh relate to the physical reality of spiritual healing today?Christians live in faith that Jesus Christ is the Word that became a human being (John1:1,14). We believe that just as death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man (I Corinthians 15:21).
Living Proof: We are Living in the Days of Noah
A familiar phrase used in Bible prophecy is the term "Days of Noah." Jesus warned, "For as in the days of Noah before the flood, they were eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the very day Noah entered the ark.
Ark of the Covenant - Purpose
Hold on to your hat! Here comes one of the most, incredible stories of ancient technology, which ranks alongside the use of atomic forces and the 'Lost Chord'. Needless to say the editors of Scientific American who denied the Wright brothers had achieved airborne flight for months after Kitty Hawk won't or wouldn't believe this 'doozy'.
Prophetic Ministry: Affirmations From Scripture to Teach Us Who We Are In Christ
To learn who you are in Christ, you must know what God says about you. The Holy Bible tells us to do many things.
What Is The Most Important Righteous Requirement Of Gods Law?
To live "under the law" is to live under the expectation of fulfilling God's moral standards through one's own human ability. However, rather than experiencing the joy of a clean conscience, we sometimes feel enslaved to legalism and guilt.
Josephs Life-a Series of Coincidences
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Joseph. If you read and really understand this story, you will see that nothing is coincidental and that all things work according to God's plan.
Gods People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge
These next two verses are extreme - and I mean extreme! These two verses are telling us that God's people are literally, and I mean literally, being destroyed for lack of knowledge. The second verse below says that God's people can literally go into captivity as a result of not having the right amount of knowledge about something.
Christian Universalism, Calvinism, and Arminianism: Where Do You Fit In?
All of the various denominations of professing Christians may be classified as either Calvinists, Arminianists, or Universalists. While fancy titles are very impressive, the bottom-line behind these titles is unveiling the details of what these groups actually believe about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are many different church denominations in this year of 2005 that is offering same sex marriage. This is an abomination before God.
God is not a Homicidal Maniac
One day on the listserve for my support group it got posted that it was all part of God's plan that we got HSP, so it was okay because God wills it. Bull! Somewhere along the way the genes got goofed up and that is why we have HSP.
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