"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Ken Chitwood grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by religious diversity. His high school social crowd included Jews, evangelical Christians, Mormons and Muslims.
The British monarchy recently released a video of Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas speech. The Telegraph posted the video on Facebook, calling it “one of her most overtly religious addresses to the nation in recent years,” and it has been viewed more than 2.7 million times.
Religions play a role in the lives of people all over the world. Besides the beliefs, customs and way of life that comes with adhering to a religion, it seems that it can also have a positive effect on marriages and families.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday, days can run together and become bland. Then, when you least expect it, years have passed, and all you have is regrets. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Even during the hardest of trials, there is always something positive that you can hold on to.
Just one day after Christmas captured the hearts of Christians, children and consumers everywhere, another holiday started.
When life isn’t going the way we would like, sometimes we wonder, “Does God care? Does he love me?”
Every year during the holiday season, my childhood church dedicated one Sunday to a children's program. My friends and I would fill the platform at the front of the sanctuary, being careful not to crush the wings of kids dressed as angels or get poked by the shepherds' staffs.
Sometimes well-meaning efforts to help can have the opposite effect.
Most parents can't help themselves from dispensing sage advice to their children. At best, it's an attempt to help their offspring experience the success or avoid the misery of their missteps. At worst, parents want to relive an ideal through their children.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to put faith communities — and their canned-food drives, potlucks and volunteer teams — to work to save the environment.