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December 18, 2017
The Lord’s Prayer at issue: Does God lead us into temptation?
The memorized "Lord's Prayer" is so frequently recited by countless Christians that it can be easy...
December 06, 2017
Was Mary a teenager when she gave birth to Jesus?
And it came to pass that the weirdest religious quote of 2017 occurred when Alabama...
November 20, 2017
Should 26 Texas Baptists massacred at worship be called martyrs?
DEANN'S QUESTION: Are the congregants massacred in Sutherland Springs martyrs? THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER: A...
November 08, 2017
Who decided which books to include in the New Testament, when, and why?
THE RELIGION GUY OBSERVES that with "fake news" all over the news it's wise to...
October 20, 2017
Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?
THE RELIGION GUY observes that the wording of the perennial question above is the title...
September 21, 2017
At year 500, what is the legacy of Protestantism?
THE RELIGION GUY raises the above question and answers it with a few thoughts upon...
August 24, 2017
How can we begin to comprehend all those labels that divide Christians?
WENDI'S QUESTION (paraphrased): Denominational. Non-denominational. Fundamentalist. Baptist. Mormon. Methodist. Assembly of God. Etc. Etc.: How...
August 12, 2017
In the Old Testament, was God guilty of “genocide”?
THE RELIGION GUY poses this complex historical question himself instead of the customary answer to an...
July 26, 2017
Should women serve as Christian clergy? Why, or why not?
THE RELIGION GUY (instead of answering a question posted by a reader) raises this topic...
July 15, 2017
Why do Jewish and Christian Bibles put the books in a different order?
GORDON'S QUESTION: Why is there a different order of the books of the Hebrew Bible...
July 03, 2017
Are U.S Christians “Gnostics” in disguise? Revisiting an odd old theory
NORMAN'S QUESTION: How do you feel about Professor Harold Bloom's contention (1992 book) that all...
June 10, 2017
Jesus and “the spirits in prison” — is this the New Testament’s most difficult passage?
JOEL'S QUESTION: [Explanation:] The pastor of a New Jersey Protestant congregation sent in several "questions...
May 29, 2017
What does the Bible say about reincarnation?
MARK'S QUESTION: What does the Bible say bout reincarnation? Was it an esoteric teaching of...
May 15, 2017
What does Christianity teach about protecting yourself (e.g. motorcycling)?
BARBARA'S QUESTION: My son is in his 20s. He's a devoted Christian. He also loves...
May 01, 2017
Did Jesus teach that slaves should be abused?(!)
REX'S QUESTION (Paraphrased): How can anyone believe in Jesus when he was a liar who...
April 17, 2017
Why do Hindus believe cows are sacred?
THE QUESTION: What's the background on Hinduism's belief in "sacred cows"? (Posed by The Religion...
April 03, 2017
Could the Shroud of Turin be Jesus’ actual burial cloth?
MARK'S QUESTION: Is the Shroud of Turin really the burial cloth of Jesus? THE RELIGION...
March 21, 2017
Religion and terrorism: How do IRA Catholics compare with ISIS Muslims?
HEATHER'S QUESTION: [Paraphrased] I remember being shocked years ago that some Irish terrorist acts were...
March 07, 2017
Do Bible teachings apply to today’s “sanctuary” movement?
JULIA'S QUESTION: (In light of news about efforts of U.S. churches and others to shield...
February 16, 2017
What’s the relationship between America’s Episcopal Church and the Church of England?
LISA ASKS: If Henry VIII founded the Anglican Church, does that mean today's head of...
February 08, 2017
Why do many religions care what believers wear?
"ERASMUS" ASKS: Why do the religious authorities feel strongly about what we wear when we...
January 22, 2017
Should churches be tax-exempt?
RACHAEL'S QUESTION: Once in a while I'll see someone comment online about how taxing churches...
January 07, 2017
What do Jews believe about life after death?
NORMAN'S QUESTION: The Hebrew Bible makes no mention of an afterlife. When did this belief...
December 14, 2016
With Jesus’ birth, why does the Bible list two different family trees?
THE QUESTION: In the accounts of Jesus' Nativity in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke,...
December 01, 2016
What does Christianity say happens to believers after death?
PAULA'S QUESTION: When people say their loved one went to heaven, why doesn't the preacher...
November 19, 2016
Why didn’t the Bible abolish slavery?
THE QUESTION: If the Bible is a revered guide to morality, why didn't it abolish...
October 29, 2016
Who are the Yazidis of Iraq? (And why are they persecuted so?)
RACHAEL'S QUESTION: I've heard of Yazidis but don't know much about them. What are some...
October 17, 2016
Is the Bible so “dangerous” it should be banned? Burned? Seriously.
NORMAN'S QUESTION: The Bible is the most-purchased and least-read book of any. What can we...
October 03, 2016
Was the Bible’s Abraham a real person or only a fictional character?
MARK'S QUESTION: Liberal biblical scholars say Abraham never lived and was a literary invention of...
September 12, 2016
Were Paul, and Jesus himself, mistaken about when the Second Coming would occur?
NORMAN'S QUESTION (summarized and paraphrased): The New Testament letter of 1st Thessalonians regards the coming...
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