Posts Tagged ‘Christianity’

When Americans tried to reunite Christianity Comments 0

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, a German monk, initiated a split in Christianity that came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. After the Reformation, deep divisions between Protestants and Catholics contributed to wars, hostility and violence in Europe and America. For centuries, each side denounced the other and sought to convert its followers. Then, in the early 1900s, Read more

Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part or difficult circumstances beyond their control? The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked 1,686 American adults to answer that question — and found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty. Read more

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070 Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of Jesus Christ, projections released Thursday by the Pew Research Center show. Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half century because of a higher fertility rate. Read more

Top of the church shopper’s list: strong preaching Comments 0

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Top-notch preaching most attracts people looking for a new place to pray. That’s the conclusion of a new Pew Research Center study, released Tuesday (Aug. 23), which asked 5,000 people about their search for a new church or other house of worship. “This is what people value in a congregation — a good message, a good Read more

British Christianity is sleeping, not dying Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

British Christianity is in pretty poor shape. A UK Social Attitudes survey has revealed that, for the first time in history, more people now regard themselves as having “no religion” than being a Christian. A cultural shift is to blame: people raised in the faith but who don’t practice it have ceased to identify with it. Read more

Christianity and the Enlightenment Comments 0

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Christians are taught to despise the Enlightenment. It is hard to find a theologian with a good word for this era of rational presumption, glistening certitude and powdered wiggery. The Enlightenment is the sin of the modern, the chimera of crass autonomy. Popular writers have been no kinder. Enter the world of knockdown apologetics and Read more

Donald Trump reacts to Pope questioning his faith Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has labelled Pope Francis’s questioning of his Christianity as “disgraceful”. Francis was asked in a press conference on a papal flight from Mexico for his reaction to Mr Trump’s proposal of a US-Mexico border wall, and what he might say to US Catholics supporting Mr Trump. Francis said that he Read more

Paris attacks: How should Christians deal with murderous Islamists? Comments 1

Friday, November 20th, 2015

I’ve come to the conclusion that there are too many SOBs in the world. Islamic terrorists, dictators, neo-Nazis and everyday thugs. Perhaps we should put them all on an island and drop a bomb on it. But then that would make us the SOBs. Such is life. I’m being simplistic but the horror of Paris generates simple emotions: Read more

Bainimarama says Christianity not under threat Comments 0

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Prime Minister of Fiji says the people of Ra and Nadroga have the common sense to see through those spreading division and encouraging so-called breakaway Christian states. Voreqe Bainimarama say they know they are being manipulated by people misusing the word of God. He says some people are “falsely claiming that Christianity in Fiji Read more

Persecution a global threat to Christianity Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Christianity is in danger of ceasing to be a truly global faith as increasing numbers of its followers flee violence and persecution across swaths of the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report. “Christians are fast disappearing from entire regions – most notably a huge chunk of the Middle East but also whole Read more