There is an ongoing political and religious debate in the Western media about the true nature of Islam. Many today claim the word “Islam” means “peace,” and that Islam is therefore a religion of peace. This claim, however, is based on a misunderstanding.
The cultural practices of your religion and the faith and beliefs of your religion are not the same things. One evolves over time, while the other tends to remain fairly stable. What can you do when the two conflict?
Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose research into how football can damage players' brains inspired the forthcoming film "Concussion," says his discovery wouldn't have happened without his faith.
Religion was a force to be reckoned with in 2015, influencing global politics in addition to popular culture. It was an important talking point in the early months of campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, as well as a key factor in reactions to the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Christmas is a lot of fun.
Remember the magic you used to see in Christmas as a child? If you’re like most grown-ups, you see the magic less and less with each passing year. Santa is no longer the symbol of jovial love and warmth you used to see him as, and some years you find it hard to even see the wonder behind the birth of the baby Jesus.
Famous author and inspirational figure C.S. Lewis was, at one point in his life, a secret government agent.
It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.
Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.
I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.
There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.
There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.
This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.
God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.
In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from ...
God's word has been given to man so that he might come to understand God's love and God's terms for forgiveness.
The Gregorian calendar was arranged in reference to the ancient Roman calendar. Each month had a meaning.
Worshipping together may not be a family activity.
Religion is an important aspect of people’s lives. In fact, more than half of the country says religion is “very important” to them. Christians ...
Americans may be stepping away from religion, but their interest in spirituality is way up.
Donald Trump spoke at Christian and conservative Liberty University last week, continuing his efforts to earn the support of America's evangelical Christian community.
Lindsey Stirling’s new book, “The Only Pirate at the Party," claimed the 10th spot on the Jan. 31 New York Times' hardcover nonfiction best-seller ...
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the ...
It’s easy to fear what’s different from us.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to put faith communities — and their canned-food drives, potlucks and volunteer teams — to work to save the environment.
When religious freedom activists survey the global religious landscape, they find many reasons to be pessimistic. People of faith are under attack from ISIS, Boko ...
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke about how many Americans, including those who are running for president in the 2016 election, are speaking negatively about ...
It costs a little bit extra to live a kosher lifestyle and eat foods that abide by the Jewish dietary law.