Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

Illogical policy and private religion Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

“Always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope you all have. “Give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander you when you are living a good life in Christ may be proved wrong in the accusations that they bring. “Moreover, Read more

Where’s the Beef? Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
riskier

“Where’s the beef?” is a catchphrase phrase that originated as a slogan for a fast-food chain. Since then it has become an all-purpose phrase questioning the substance of an idea, event or product. Some are asking where’s the beef in the contention that religious events are riskier than other social occasions? There is no clear Read more

Why religion will look different Comments 0

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Religion is always implicated in times of crisis in manifold ways. Although the present Covid-19 pandemic is still in its early stages, we already see significant religious responses from across New Zealand. But religion doesn’t merely respond to a crisis, it is also reconfigured in the process. Beyond the familiar To understand these reconfigurations, it Read more

How strong a role does religion play in US elections? Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
faith and the us presidential election

On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, having reshaped voters’ worries and expectations, but the role played by religion in Biden’s resurrection should not be overlooked. Indeed, Biden’s comeback began in South Read more

The decline in religion maybe slowing Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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In Religion in Public, Melissa Deckman of Washington College finds that the probability of being a religious none in Gen Z (born after 1995) is the same as for Millenials (born between 1981-1994). This bombshell finding sent us running for other datasets. Like all good scientists, we trust, but verify. In this post, we run Read more

A.I. could bring a sea change in how people experience religious faith Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Michigan-based company Covenant Eyes markets itself to Christians who want to stop viewing pornography. Its software takes screenshots of a user’s screen activity, uses A.I. to scan it for pornographic imagery, and then sends regular reports to the user and a designated “ally” who has agreed to hold him accountable. The company’s name comes Read more

China ‘re-evaluates’ classic religious texts Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party has affirmed its determination to control religion by issuing new translations and interpretations of “classic” religious works. The aim is to provide a state-ordained basis for spiritual life. The move signals a profound shift in the Communist Party’s approach to religion, where it is moving from political management to uncompromising constraint. Read more

Greta Thunberg, Jesus’s successor Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Seemingly Greta Thunberg can do no wrong in Sweden. A comment about Jesus appointing Greta Thunberg as one of his successors has resurfaced. After initially defending the tweet, last December the Church of Sweden Malamö deleted the tweet and abandoned the account. However the church’s Twitter account has resurfaced, retweeting people who supported and praised Read more

Swiss diocese semi-ok with same sex marriage Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Switzerland’s largest Roman Catholic diocese says it will welcome the arrival of civil marriage equality if the Swiss National Council passes legislation allowing it. The Council is tipped to consider the issue within the next few months. Given that the civil law changes, the Diocese of Basel says it will bless same-sex unions, as long Read more

Faith can be a wellness tool Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Lieryn Barnett sometimes is so depressed, all she wants to do is sleep, she said. Other times, she’s so full of energy, she’ll be up in the middle of the night, singing or playing guitar. Or her mind will race at the same time her body won’t have the energy to do anything. All are Read more