A survey has found there is a significant gender divide when it comes to religious beliefs in Britain. While 54 percent of men in their 40s said they were either atheists or agnostics, women were twice more likely to believe in God and life after death.
"Among believers, women are also much more likely to be definite than men, and among non-believers, men are much more likely to be definite than women," said David Voas, professor of population studies at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.
I try to make it a practice to vet the circulating-emails I receive before I forward them on. I think one of the best sources to vet email rumors is truthorfiction.com. They seem to lack a political bias one way or another, and they are discerning in terms of religious rumors. They don't throw the baby out with the bathwater---particularly the baby in the manger.
The other day I received an email that I thought worth checking out. It claimed that in a chapel in a VA hospital, administrators had covered up Christian symbols because of a federal order to do so - in the chapel.
But I checked this out with truthorfiction.com, and there it was labeled as "Truth!" more >>
Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part interview with rapper, pastor, and author Trip Lee about his latest projects, his thoughts on U.S. Christianity, his new church plant, and his perspectives on race as a black man in America. Read part two here: Popular Christian Rapper Talks Race, the Church, and Why It Could've Been Him.
Rapper Trip Lee, born William Lee Barefield III, seems to have many things going on — a new book, a top-charting album, and a new church he's helping to plant in Atlanta. Yet, the married father of two insists he's a pretty boring guy.
Lee's also kicking of a tour at the end of January for his fifth and latest LP, Rise, which debuted Oct. 27 at No. 2 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart and No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart, in addition to charting strong in other categories. more >>
Lawmakers in Mississippi have introduced two pieces of legislation that, if approved, would make the Holy Bible the official book of Mississippi, even though such a move might conflict with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
With Mississippi lacking an officially designated book of the state, three Mississippi lawmakers, Reps. Tom Miles, Michael Evans, and William Arnold (also a non-denominational pastor), are sponsoring bills in the state legislature that would label the Holy Scripture as the state's official book.
Evans told AL.com that the idea of making the Bible the official book of Mississippi came about when he was discussing with his constituents about all the "wrong in the world" and how if more people read the Bible things could be better. more >>
The decline of marriage is not simply a problem of same-sex marriage, it is also caused by Christians who abandoned the importance of lifetime commitment in marriage, Mike Huckabee wrote in his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. He spoke more about that and answered some criticisms he has received over a passage about Beyoncé in a Monday interview with The Christian Post.
Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and recently ended his show on Fox News to explore a 2016 presidential run. He wrote the book for those who live in New York, Washington, D.C. and Hollywood, he explained, to help them understand those who live outside those areas, in what he called, "fly-over country," "Bubbaville" or the land of "God, guns, grits and gravy." He also hopes that those who do live in fly-over country and share his views will read it and "feel a sense of affirmation."
In a chapter on same-sex marriage, Huckabee wrote that same-sex marriage is not the primary cause of the decline of marriage; Christians who went along with the divorce culture also deserve part of the blame. more >>
A couple years ago, I wrote about why "there is no such thing as 'personally pro-life.'" But even beyond the question of whether it's possible to be "personally pro-life," there's the question of whether it's good enough.
Even if we could be "personally pro-life," would it matter?
Well, since abortion seems to be a harder topic to wrap ourselves around these days, let's bring up a few easy ones. more >>