The good thing about having to explain Christmas to my kids every year is that I get a lot of practice trying to figure out what it means. The twin pillars of the mainstream Caucasian Christmas…http://bit.ly/2DzqMIm
New inquiry may result in criminal charges for hundreds of Catholic clergy. Hundreds of people may be charged with child abuse thanks to a royal commission that advocates say has already helped victims achieve some justice by uncovering the truth. The five-year inquiry has referred 2559 matters to the authorities, mostly the…http://bit.ly/2DhByTN
Do people like Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins impact public opinion on how science and religion relate? Tania Lombrozo considers a study on the influence of big-name scientists on the debate.http://n.pr/2yVOs9K
Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has had enough of evangelists making end-of-the-world predictions.http://bit.ly/2zKAu8A
Christian nationalists like Senate candidate Moore argue that the United States was established as a Christian nation, to be governed by Christian principles.http://n.pr/2noOXWi
Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down stories about Jesus were first recorded by eye witnesses and were largely biographical. That is no longer the case. Assuming that the Jesus stories had their beginnings in one single person rather than a composite of several—or even in mythology itself—he probably was a wandering Jewish teacher...
Do we want our children to learn about world religions as part of their public school education? If so, how might we best accomplish this?http://bit.ly/2iAHxu6