God's response to suffering and the doubt it produces did not consist of words and finely-crafted arguments but of a person, Jesus Christ. While Buddhism, for example, offers insight into the nature of suffering and its origins, Christianity offers a God who lived and died as one of us and then rose from the dead.8 comments
Is it possible that you, as a believer, and your friend, who is a non-believer, could be searching for exactly the same thing?6 comments
Would a Western government fund a coercive sterilization program in a Third World country, all in the name of combatting climate change? Sure it would.
Temperance is one of the four cardinal virtues, which the ancients saw as character qualities necessary for people to live a truly good life. It would help to know what temperance is in the first place — and, incredibly, we don't!11 comments
Should Christians try to help homosexuals who want to change their sexual orientation? Why is that even a question?
In the newly released film, "The Dictator," the title character is played by shock comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. In one scene, the dictator is informed by his wife that she is pregnant; to which he replies: "Are you having a boy or an abortion?" Yikes!
We've all seen the statistics and heard the stories: Good Christian kids go to college, grow disillusioned, and leave the faith. In his new book, "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith," David Kinnaman writes, "Overall, there is a 43 percent drop-off between the teen and early adult years in terms of church engagement."241 comments
Popular culture, with its emphasis on the new and immediate, reliance on instant accessibility and the casual, time-killing way it is usually consumed, is changing us — and not for the better: We are becoming less reflective, more impatient and easily-bored.
Is there anything wrong with a little mindless entertainment? Well, maybe not, but too many of us are engaging in a lot more than just a little of it.
Why should we care about how human corpses are treated? Your answer depends on your worldview.32 comments
How has the nation's oldest Catholic University responded to the HHS mandate? I almost don't want to tell you.30 comments
Popular culture, including "Will and Grace," has shaped the way Americans feel about same-sex relationships.
For many of today's spiritual seekers, life is a big buffet: Take a little of this, a little of that. But how nourishing is this spiritual smorgasbord?
Americans recently got a lesson in hypocrisy -- and of how dangerous it can be to redefine words.78 comments
The whole world loves a good escape story. But in the case of a certain Chinese dissident, the world needs to hear the rest of the story.