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Hank Hanegraaff's Switch to Eastern Orthodoxy, Why People Make Such Changes, and Four Ways Evangelicals Might Respond
Let's follow Jesus, keep sharing the simple gospel, focus on the Bible, and think like missionaries in order to translate that truth to our modern context.
interested believers often grow weary of two things: a lack of liturgy that ties us to our past and, for some (particularly those prone toward Orthodoxy and Catholicism), the need for a
The Case for a ‘New Christian Zionism’
Gerald McDermott challenges simplistic thinking about Israel’s past, present, and future.
Nor does he address Jewish believers who have chosen to identify with Protestant denominations or Roman Catholicism rather than Messianic Judaism.
Weekend Edition - January 20, 2017
Rural churches, same-sex marriage, ICYMI, and church signs
We talked for a bit about why it is that Evangelicals, who lack the ecclesial structure of Catholicism and Orthodoxy, have an easier time than the rest of us do holding to the orthodox
Spiritual Longing on the Silver ScreenSubscriber Access Only
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
artists” today. He didn't make films about Catholicism or in the tradition of religious artists of the past, but his faith clearly shaped his storytelling. Like
The State of The Church in America: When Numbers Point To A New Reality, Part 1
Before you dismiss research as unimportant, read this. If facts are our friends, then it's time we listen to them for the good of the Church in America.
to growth, decline, etc. We will share this in a three-part series, followed by on addendum on Catholicism (that was not in the EMQ artice). In Part One
In ‘The Keepers,’ Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice. Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016
North Korea, a Footnote, the Developing World, and more!
But I believe it is important for us to keep an eye on Roman Catholicism's doctrinal developments and pastoral application in part because, whether we like it or not, the pope is the face
Religion in America: An Interview With Greg Smith of the Pew Research Center (Part 2)
Pew researcher says neither Christianity nor Evangelicalism are dying in the U.S.
That Evangelicalism is dying. That Catholicism is dying. That is not the case whatsoever. Those declines are most pronounced within Catholicism and within mainline Protestantism.
‘Grace Alone’ 500 Years LaterSubscriber Access Only
A Catholic perspective.
a divided church. If he had limited himself to saying “gratia prima,” Luther might have effected a needed reform within Catholicism. The Second Vatican
Faith of the Candidates: Interview With Marco Rubio (Part 1)
I recently talked with Florida senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio about his faith journey.
We know you grew up Catholic. You kind of were engaged in the Mormon faith and came back to Catholicism. Where are you now? Catholicism and Evangelicalism.
Lutherans Remember the Reformation Where Germany Committed Genocide
Lutheran World Federation assembles in Namibia for 500th anniversary of Martin Luther.
Lutheran World Federation assembles in Namibia for 500th anniversary of Martin Luther.
The Faith of the Candidates: An Interview with Jeb Bush
I recently talked with former Florida governor, and Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.
faith. Here is our conversation. On Catholicism. Ed Stetzer: We know you converted to Catholicism—I want to talk about what you mean by that phrase. At
Pew: Here’s How Badly Soviet Atheism Failed in Europe
In 18 nations across Central and Eastern Europe, religion is now essential to national identity.
While there is no central authority in Orthodox Christianity akin to the pope in Catholicism, Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople is often referred to as the “first among equals” (in
Morning Roundup 4/30/15
Jeb Bush NHCLC; Jeb Bush's Catholicism; Manny Pacquiao's Faith; Religious Freedom
Apr 30, 2015. Roundup. Morning Roundup 4/30/15. Morning Roundup 4/30/15. Jeb Bush NHCLC; Jeb Bush's Catholicism; Manny Pacquiao's Faith; Religious Freedom |. Ed Stetzer.
Morning Roundup 5/27/15
The Catholic Church's American Downfall; The Evangelical Advantage; Overestimation of LGBT Community
It's all about polls today… First, take a look at how progressive writers use the data about Catholicism. What is interesting is that other polls do not show
Cradle Christians: Protestants Keep the Faith Better Than Catholics or Nones
Pew examines which parents successfully pass their religion to their kids—and whether mom or dad mattered most.
thereof. Protestantism is also gaining a larger percentage of adherents from Catholicism and the ranks of the unaffiliated than it is losing to both groups.
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
Scorsese's Pilgrimage. Scorsese described the process of making Silence as a “pilgrimage,” a working-out of his Catholicism through the medium he knows best: cinema.
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
people? Whatever the case, he stands to ride a new wave of spirituality into Catholicism—or destroy 2,000 years of church history. Whichever comes first.
Died: Thomas Oden, Methodist Theologian Who Found Classical Christianity
His contribution to theology: nothing new. And that's what made him famous.
He taught at SMU and Phillips University earlier in his career. He used his Methodist roots as a bridge between Protestantism and Catholicism. Fred
Gene Yang: A Graphic Novelist Caught Between Two WorldsSubscriber Access Only
The graphic novelist and MacArthur Grant recipient sees his life as an outsider as a blessing.
Yang's father is a Christian engineer from Taiwan. His mother, a programmer from Taiwan and Hong Kong, converted to Catholicism after immigrating to the United States.
Top Story June 24, 2017
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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