Open Debate in the Openness Debate
It's been centuries since Luther nailed his theses to a church door, but the Internet is reintroducing theological debate to the public square.
New and noteworthy releases on church history that deserve recognition.
"Church leaders didn't like Pelagius's ideas about free will, but they've never been able to avoid them completely"
Out with the Old?
As rumors of Pope John Paul II's retirement circulate, it's worth remembering the story of the last pope to resign
Jan Hus's ideas were so sound, it's amazing they were ever considered revolutionary.
A Libertarian’s Lincoln
A political scientist finds much to admire about the sixteenth president—but scant connections between him and our current leader.
Shelling the Salvation Army
"If William Booth's church could handle sticks and stones in the 1880s, it should withstand the recent barrage of hateful words"
Heaven Can't Wait
Mass suicides, like last week's in Uganda, may be a newer tactic, but the temptation to predict, even force, the coming of kingdom bliss is not.
"Kill Them All"
The medieval church was deadly serious about heretics like the Cathars. Author Stephen O'Shea, on the other hand, is only too kind.
Theology in Tune
Christmas carols evoke warm memories, but the concepts they communicate were refined in often fiery debates.
Segregated No More
Last weekend, white and black Methodist congregations in Philadelphia worshiped together for the first time in more than 200 years.
History in a Flash
A new CD-ROM offers quick access to the facts of church history, plus interactive quizzes