Archive: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007
All this is further evidence of why the liberal denominations are in such a decline in terms of membership and influence.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | August 24, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (599)
Every Christian church body in the world is torn apart over issues that one can grasp in two terms, "sex" and "authority."
By Martin Marty | August 24, 2007; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (20)
Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 86:10 The few words of this brief passage capture the essence of a hope for human life that I believe lies at the heart of human...
By Mark S. Sisk | August 23, 2007; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)
"Don't sweat the small stuff." Abortion and same-gender equality--are they small stuff? "Small" signals that the question's category is size. When conversations hit a question of size, I frequently recall my father the judge saying,"In comparison with what?" The longer...
By Willis E. Elliott | August 23, 2007; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (23)
Fifty years from now, most religious communities will look back with astonishment on the controversy over same sex relations the way we do today on yesterday's bans on miscegenation.
By David Saperstein | August 23, 2007; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (109)
Who wants to belong to a church that doesn't treat biblical teachings as truth?
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | August 23, 2007; 8:10 AM ET | Comments (615)
It is time for us all to begin to recognize that there are varieties in the human family that are not evil because they are different.
By John Shelby Spong | August 23, 2007; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (59)
If these bishops choose to violate God's instruction book, church members have two choices: They can remove the bishops from office, or they can leave the denomination.
By Cal Thomas | August 22, 2007; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (305)
Good ministry is good ministry.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | August 22, 2007; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (95)
I would commend the ELCA on how they openly and prayerfully processed this difficult issue.
By Bob Edgar | August 22, 2007; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (242)
I have more confidence in Catholicism’s ability to dialog with Islam than in the opinions of a writer like Mark Lilla, who hasn’t done his homework in “The Politics of God,” published this week in The New York Times...
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | August 21, 2007; 2:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
There is no more exalted formulation of the human condition and our role in the universe than these words of Lev.19:2.
By David Saperstein | August 21, 2007; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (34)
The message is simple, the path is plain: serve others. It is what we were created for.
By Eboo Patel | August 21, 2007; 9:37 AM ET | Comments (34)
What’s wrong with me? “Not a problem,” some “On Faith” commenters would say and without hesitation have told me. More thoughtful, a cognitive therapist would muck about in my ideas to find the one labeled “Mail System Error: This message...
By Willis E. Elliott | August 21, 2007; 8:11 AM ET | Comments (45)
The Quranic verse that best defines my faith is the one where God rhetorically asks, “Did you really think that we created you in vain and that you would not return to Us?” (23:115). "أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا...
By Hadia Mubarak | August 21, 2007; 7:11 AM ET | Comments (55)
I doubt I'm alone in saying my beliefs can be inspired, magnified, by what I read, often in unlikely places.
By Gustav Niebuhr | August 21, 2007; 6:58 AM ET | Comments (184)
Scripture, it seems to me, ought to reflect the beauty of God's love and grace as much as nature.
By Pamela K. Taylor | August 20, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (208)
“Take two pills and call me in the morning”, said the Doctor. Today’s moral, political and social climate demands a more viable prescription in order to address the ills inundating humanity today. Regardless of one’s faith experience or lack thereof,...
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 20, 2007; 8:48 AM ET | Comments (12)