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March 22, 2019
What is the current world situation with religious persecution?
THE QUESTION: What is the current world situation with religious persecution? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER:...
March 07, 2019
Looked at internationally, what’s the status of church policies on gays?
THE QUESTION: Looked at internationally, what's the status of churches’ policies on the same-sex issue...
February 22, 2019
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
THE QUESTION: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER: This...
February 07, 2019
Was the New Testament’s Simon Magus a true believer or a fraud?
NICHOLAS ASKS: In the New Testament, Acts chapter 8 says that Simon Magus “believed” and...
January 25, 2019
What was the worst misuse of the Bible in history?
THE QUESTION: Across the ages, what passage in the Bible was the subject of the...
January 11, 2019
How and why will your New Testaments be changing in the computer era?
THE QUESTION: How and why will a new technique for computer analysis of ancient texts...
December 28, 2018
How much should religious groups pay their leaders?
THE QUESTION: How much should local religious congregations, agencies, and charities pay their leaders? THE...
December 07, 2018
What explains the durable popularity of Handel’s “Messiah”?
THE QUESTION: Handel's oratorio "Messiah," so frequently heard at Christmastime, is probably the most-performed and...
November 24, 2018
Have U.S. Protestants gone soft on alcohol?
THE QUESTION: What do today's U.S. Protestants believe about the use of alcoholic beverages? Have...
November 09, 2018
How do conservatives respond to archaeologists’ skepticism about Bible history?
THE QUESTION: Many archaeologists have raised skeptical questions about the Bible's historical accounts, especially in...
October 26, 2018
“Worship wars”! Can evangelicals and charismatics get along?
PAUL'S QUESTION: Can "evangelicals" and "charismatics" worship together? THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER: Ah, those "worship...
October 12, 2018
Does modern science rule out religion?
THE QUESTION above, and current developments depicted below, involve skeptics' long-running assertion that modern science...
September 29, 2018
Does the Old Testament belong in Christian Bibles?
NORMAN'S QUESTION: Do the Old and New Testaments belong together? (Commenting from a stance critical...
September 07, 2018
Should national flags or patriotic songs be allowed in church?
THE QUESTION: Should national flags be displayed, or patriotic songs be sung, during Christian worship?...
August 25, 2018
Why does it matter when the Bible’s Book of Acts was written?
THE QUESTION: When was the New Testament's Book of Acts written and why does it...
August 11, 2018
Can a religion be good if it’s not true?
THE QUESTION: Are various religions good for individuals and for society even if, as skeptics...
July 26, 2018
How does Catholicism view Catholic-Jewish weddings?
ELEANOR'S QUESTION: Is it sinful for Catholics to attend a wedding between a Catholic and...
July 05, 2018
Why do churches baptize babies?
THE QUESTION: Why do most Christian churches baptize babies? THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER: This classic...
June 09, 2018
What did America’s three founding presidents believe about religion?
THE QUESTION: Here's one for July 4th: What were the religious beliefs of the three...
May 28, 2018
Why has anti-Semitism persisted throughout history?
THE QUESTION: How did anti-Semitism originate and why has this prejudice been so persistent throughout...
May 12, 2018
Why hasn’t religion died?
NORMAN'S QUESTION: Was Freud correct or not in his anticipation of the demise of religion...
April 27, 2018
Where does guilt come from?
WINNIE'S QUESTION: Where does guilt come from? THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER: This topic was referred...
April 13, 2018
What did the Apostle Paul mean about being “all things to all people”?
JOHN'S QUESTION: (Paraphrased) Sadly, many American churches cling to buildings, music, and tradition at the...
March 30, 2018
Was Buddha God or Human?
THE QUESTION above is a headline at the Web site of Tricycle, a U.S. Buddhist...
March 19, 2018
Has religion’s media image gotten better or worse?
KEN'S QUESTION: Is the picture of religion in the media generally better or worse (or...
March 03, 2018
Spies and lies: Should Christian agents use deceit or illicit sex?
THE QUESTION: Is it moral for a Christian to work as a spy, and in...
February 17, 2018
What language did Jesus speak? Was he illiterate?
THE TWO QUESTIONS above have been raised online in 1) a 2018 article for a...
February 06, 2018
Why do Christian clergy wear black?
THE QUESTION of why Christian clergy often wear black was posed to The Religion Guy...
January 20, 2018
Why was the sensuous Song of Songs included in the Bible?
THE QUESTION: Why did ancient Jewish leaders approve the sensuous Song of Songs (a.k.a. Song...
January 08, 2018
A miracle in reverse: Why did Jesus curse a fig tree?
RACHAEL'S QUESTION: What is the significance of Jesus cursing the fig tree? THE RELIGION GUY'S...
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