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July 30, 2018
In Defense of Proselytizing
Fellow Patheos blogger Mark Driscoll has written a long and thoughtful post on the teaching...
June 12, 2018
The Difficulty of Defining Religion
Australia is working through how to guarantee the freedom of religion in light of their...
June 26, 2017
Most Christians have non-Christian worldviews
A new study from Barna has found that most "practicing Christians" in America--defined as those...
May 05, 2017
Open communion that includes Muslims
In Atlanta during Holy Week, the entire diocese of the Episcopal Church held a Mass in...
January 23, 2017
Many gods were invoked at the Inauguration service
The traditional Inauguration Service at the National Cathedral was an interfaith service featuring Hindus, Muslims,...
January 12, 2017
Interfaith service surprise
The Anglican cathedral in Glasgow, in its interfaith zeal, invited a Muslim to read from...
June 07, 2016
We keep hearing, "All religions are essentially the same." But no they aren't! That sentiment...
December 23, 2015
The claim that Muslims and Christians worship the same God
We Missouri Synod Lutherans went through this controversy some years ago. . . .A professor...
October 01, 2014
The problem with public official prayers
We believe in freedom of religion, something that is becoming more and more important to...
June 25, 2013
Anglicans starting a “pagan church”
The Church of England is breaking new ground in being "missional," in the sense of...
May 27, 2013
More on the salvation of non-believers
In trying to explain Pope Francis's statement about atheists that we blogged about, a Vatican...
May 08, 2013
Mark Sanford elected to Congress
Ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who left in disgrace after a sex scandal, has been...
April 22, 2013
Atheists want to participate in interfaith services
Atheists in Boston are complaining that they haven't been invited to participate in the interfaith...
March 13, 2013
Most legislative bodies in this country begin with a prayer, whether by an official chaplain...
February 21, 2013
Projecting Christianity onto other religions
David Forsmark makes a point made by our own loyal reader, author, and Nordic expert...
February 11, 2013
“God is really blessing the LCMS”
Todd Wilken with an important reminder in light of the uproar over the Lutheran Church...
February 08, 2013
Lutheran crisis deja vu
Pastors of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod are not allowed to participate in joint worship services,...
December 28, 2012
Pagan temple found just outside Jerusalem
An ancient pagan temple was found just three miles from Jerusalem. It dates from the...
July 09, 2012
The latest mission strategy: “Insider Movements”
We've blogged about those translations of the Bible for Muslims that avoid little terms like...
May 10, 2012
Religious preference & too many gods
The great sociologist of religion Peter Berger comments on the project of Andrew Bowen, who...
February 29, 2012
Rick Warren, megachurch pastor and author of the Purpose Driven Life, is working to reconcile...
February 16, 2012
He is Jewish, Christian, AND Muslim
Sean Stone, son of the conspiracy-theorist filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam in a...
September 09, 2011
One legacy of 9/11: More interfaith services
Ecumenical News International reports that the number of interfaith worship services--that is, those in which...
July 20, 2011
When government embraces religion
A speaker at the National Press Club called for making religion central to our foreign...
March 24, 2011
The Lutheran journalist Uwe Siemon-Netto has written a piece about the current apocalyptic mood and...
March 15, 2011
Yet another new step in open communion
Thanks to nqb for alerting us to yet another new horizon of open communion: not...
March 11, 2011
The next step in open communion
Anglicans already share communion with other Christians. In Canada, they are working on the next...
June 23, 2010
And now an interfaith seminary
A southern California seminary will soon start training not only Christian pastors but also Jewish...
May 12, 2010
Religions are not all the same
Religion scholar Stephen Prothero on the current truism that all religions are essentially the same,...
April 06, 2010
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