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Reflection: Christ in our time

Our geographical location places us in “seasonal time,” our work imposes upon us an “institutional time,” the rhythms of our families provide us “family time,” and our personal goals, visions... read more >

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Study: Seeing Jesus as Teacher in the Curriculum of Life

Christians are called to be disciples, or students, of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is study, a lifelong practice of learning and unlearning that draws upon knowledge that is available to us... read more >

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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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Religious undertones in "Downton Abbey"

The British television series Downton Abbey “captures the complexity of human life in all its richness,” according to the Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, in... read more >

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: 45 Years Translating the Talmud

Historically, the Jewish Talmud – a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Torah – had to be read and studied in its original languages: ancient Hebrew and Aramaic. Now, thanks... read more >

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How Hollywood Embraces the Holy

The 2010 Academy Awards featured a bumper crop of 2009 films built around spiritual and religious themes. In 2007, a range of movies adapted comic book superheroes for the silver... read more >

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Christian Insight and Art

Historically, art has intentionally interpreted biblical passages in light of a particular culture and according to a particular religious worldview. In a new art concordance, catalogued by theme, lectionary date... read more >

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Christian Insight and Movies

Films can help us understand perspectives on biblical themes we might not otherwise have noticed; sometimes they help open up new avenues for understanding, preaching and living the text within... read more >

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The Passion of the Christ

The movie by Mel Gibson was the focus of considerable attention by supporters and critics when it was released in 2004. In addition, Gibson’s own public behavior has contributed to... read more >

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Schools Required To Teach Bible-Based Origin Theories

Several state legislatures have introduced or will soon introduce laws requiring schools to teach Bible-based theories of the origin of the world. Surveys show that a significant portion of the American... read more >

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Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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