Search ResultsLosing Religion Seeing what the church can be like is enough to make you lose your religion. But thanks be to God it need not be enough to make you lose your hope. Religion in a Complicated World A quotation from C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity" on need for a religion that is not simple in the face of the complex nature of the modern world. Religion in the Way of Faith Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes speak of the prophet Amos' (5:18-25) concern that the religion of the people of Israel was getting in the way of their living faith in God. Four Things to Know about American Civil Religion Derek Vreeland lays out four truths about American civil religion and reminds us that in the church we find the Gospel, the hope of salvation—a hope civil religion can never offer. History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending” This offers background and commentary on the beloved hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788): “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending.” Religion and Politics "The author asks: How do people of the progressive Christian movement deal with the very firm political reality that when you mention religion and politics in the U.S. you are talking about the religious right?" Religion's Place in Public Schools "We must urge the schools to let religion compete on an equal footing with secular extracurricular activities. But at the same time, we must be wary of any attempt to make the schools transmitters of religious... Religion and Spirituality In this video interview, John Michael Talbot discusses contemplative grace, transformation, and vain religion, specifically the monastic tradition and how it brings an experience or relationship with God. Religion and Spirituality: No Longer Forgotten Factors in Clinical Practice In this in-depth article, Edward Shafranske provides an overview of the current relationship between religion and psychology. Shafranske also identifies research and practices that are underdeveloped in the field. Full Text Hymns on Religion The Old-Time ReligionPD
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See more hymns... History of Hymns: “At the Font We Start Our Journey” This offers background and commentary on the Jeffrey Rowthorn (b. 1934) hymn, "At the Font We Start Our Journey," which is devoted to four symbols of Christian worship—font, pulpit, altar, and door. Religion, Violence, Nonsense, and Power "The idea that “religion” is peculiarly prone to violence is not based in fact, but is an ideological justification for the dominance of secular social orders, which can and do inspire violence."