The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
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.
Religion and America’s Role in the World
In this video interview, various political and religious figures weigh in on how there’s a strong connection between religion and America's views about its role in the world at both the private and the national level.
Schools Bridging Faith and Science
"Controversy over religion and science is nothing new." This blog piece considers the difference between approaches to integrating faith and science in Canada and the United States.
Religion: Because Thinking Is Hard?
In this article, Debra Darvick highlights themes of knowledge, ignorance, and religion by reflecting on how faith requires the deep engagement of our hearts and minds.
Religion, Violence, Nonsense, and Power
In this article, William T. Cavanaugh argues against the idea that religion tends to promote violence by presenting how this argument is created by the sharp distinction between religion and secular in the modern world.
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, Politics, and the Supreme Court
In her blog post, Allison Vander Broek invites readers to consider the interaction between religion and politics in their lives.
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.
Religion, Science, and the Journey of the Magi
Robert Barron's audio homily on Matthew 2:1-12 sees no need for conflict between religion and science, as wise people of every age are drawn, not only to investigate the wonders of creation, but to encounter Christ.
Do we have to choose between Christ and Science?
In this article, Daniel Camacho discusses the false dichotomy of science vs. religion and how they are held together in Christ.
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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.
Religion without God
What God is up to in Jeremiah 31:31-34 is a complete makeover of religion, from a calcified external form to an inner vitality alive to God. Formalized religion with God left out is still with us.
Is Christianity the Only True Religion?
Part of a series of services that explores tough questions, this service plan focuses on the validity of other world religions and the truth that salvation is found only in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
What Is Our Religion Doing to Our Character?
There is a larger question that outranks religious partisanship, and that is, "What is your religion doing to your character?" Harry Emerson Fosdick asks his listeners to consider the potential harms or benefits of their religion....
Civil Religion and War
A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr, based on sections of 2 Corinthians, that explores the problems civil religion creates when it is extracted from its prophetic roots. The nation becomes perverted and self-righteous and embraces violence.
Religion and the Kingdom
Many people today believe that religion is just a tribal marker. In this sermon on Mark 9:38-50, Brian McLaren explains how Jesus urges us to move past tribal religion to the religion of God’s kingdom.
Anne Sutherland Howard rejects as "bad religion" attempted theological explanations for natural disasters. Jesus' healing ...
The Relationship Between Science and Religion
Ian Barbour—arguably the first true scholar of science-and-religion—identified four ways that science and religion could relate: conflict, independence, dialogue, and integration.