A Vatican astronomer who embraces both science and religion has said there is no conflict between the two, arguing that scientist who reject religion are lacking in humility, while Christians who reject science believe they can tell God how he should have made the universe.
"To me (the issue) comes down to two problems: Scientists not having enough humility to understand, that they don't have all the answers and religion not having enough to recognize that they can't tell God how He should have made the universe," Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, answered in response to a question regarding people who find conflict between science and religion, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Consolmagno said in a speech at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper that the Roman Catholic Church has been looking to bring a balance between science and faith since the 1580s, when Pope Gregory XIII committed the Church to scientific study. more >>
Media magnate Oprah Winfrey recently interpreted her favorite Bible verse, Psalm 37:4, for "The Late Show" host Steven Colbert, but Minnesota-based Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor John Piper questions Winfrey's understanding.
In a podcast last week for his website DesiringGod.org, Piper highlighted four major differences between the way he and Oprah explain the meaning of the verse.
1. Piper Focuses on Jesus, Oprah Focuses on Virtues more >>
People opposed Jesus during his time on Earth for a variety of reasons, all stemming from evil, the Rev. Billy Graham says in response to a questioner who asked why people plotted to have our Savior killed.
The renowned pastor explains on the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that Jesus was not loved by all 2,000 years ago or even today.
People opposed Jesus for various reasons, Graham explains, including Jesus' call to end oppression, pride and greed, or Jesus' claim to be the son of God. more >>
Controversial performer Cee Lo Green released a new song this week titled "God is a Woman."
Green, who is known for the hit 2006 song "Crazy," released the new tune via SoundCloud on Tuesday in honor of International Women's Day.
The soul singer included a brief description to accompany the song that read: "Manifesto of thought and intention, master of plan, light in every direction encouraged by affection, mother of the moon and stars, matter, and mountainous plains, and even prouder mother of man, a song of praise to echo forevermore, and always." more >>
In both Biblical teaching and in personal experience, there is much to learn from crises of the "establishments."
Godly change is a constant staple of Biblical teaching, and also continuing change is central to Spirit-led living. This is especially true now in the politically rowdy 2016. In this transformative year, from every corner there is a nearly deafening drum-beat of each political candidate claiming to be "against the establishment."
Even powerful establishment people want us to believe that they are against the "establishment"! more >>
The only way for Christians to get into Heaven is through God's grace, Pastor Rick Warren explains in a message posted on his Daily Hope website Monday.
While some Christians might think good works or dedication to their faith guarantees automatic entry into the afterlife, Warren argues that no person has "a chance of getting into Heaven by [their] own effort."
"You'll never be good enough to get into a perfect place. You stopped being perfect a long time ago," Warren, who is the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, adds. more >>