This blog post is a repeat of a previous post, with one exception: It is the entire presentation I made this past March to a Catholic Physicians Gu
If history should come to recognize the 21st Century as the era which saw the decline and fall of western civilization– something pessimists like m
The motivations for generosity are manifold and often complex.
Two former bishops of an isolated religious commune in British Columbia have been found guilty of practising polygamy after a decades-long legal fi
Joel Osteen is the pastor of America’s largest church, the 52,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston.
The inimitable jester Jim Carrey has made surprising and profound statements about suffering, grace and how Jesus shows us the path to salvation.
Colby Cosh, the dependably interesting columnist in the National Post, scored again last week.
The Catholic Church is a boat “on the verge of capsizing,” said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a personal message for the funeral Mass of his close
For conservative and evangelical Christians, Hank Hanegraaff has long been a "go-to guy" for help in untangling a thorny Bible text or theological
For decades now, Christian thinkers have been describing Europe and North America as “post-Christian.” It was accurate for a while, but the time ha
It’s sad but hardly surprising that what is arguably the world’s most significant cultural development in the opening years of the third Christian
Americans love to fight about sex and religion.
They have come to pray for the health of loved ones. They have come to ask for help to pass a tough exam or just to get by in hard times.
Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians – a concept that may seem obscure wi
Presenter Piers Morgan demanded controversial activist Tommy Robinson “show some respect” and not show a Quran on television, labelling him an “Isl
No topics confound media with greater regularity than firearms and Christianity.
Christian humanitarian and evangelist Franklin Graham says the U.S.
Do you ever feel that pastors are always preaching on the same Bible verses?
As I was driving around town the other day, I saw an interesting bumper sticker. It read, “My Religion is Simple.
I addressed the Edmonton branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society last week an organization I had never previously heard of.
After she met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump confirmed a little-known fact about her faith: She is Catholi
Verbal fights on the Internet are common, be it comment sections or social media posts. Do Christians also fight online?
A photo taken at the scene of a tragic car crash that killed two young moms and a 9-month-old baby last month is bringing hope and peace to the fam
When Kerry Frey Liles and her 7-year-old son were on a recent flight, this man-shaped cloud was apparently watching over them to make sure they lan
Women worldwide will be celebrating Mother's Day with cards, flowers, and love from their children, but for some women, the day is a painful one.
Respondents were asked "How often, if ever, would you say the following activities would be cheating on a spouse or partner?" These statistics show
The Pope meets 7,000 students of the Schools for Peace: "The culture of destruction is growing".
Just as Republicans take the reins of power in Washington, a controversial trend has emerged in evangelical circles: Influential thought leaders ar
A Northern Arizona University student was forced by his professor and the school's history department chair to stop reading his Bible prior to the
Australia wants to make it harder to become a citizen.
Data from two major polling firms show Canadians are nowhere close to the caricature of faith-hostile atheists that we’ve been led to believe chara
The results of the latest State of the Bible survey by American Bible Society showed Americans overwhelmingly believe the Bible is a sourc
A former Sunni imam with deep family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood argues that organizations like the Islamic Society of North America are
Two Christian street preachers were fined what amounts to thousands of U.S.
On Saturday, posters appeared around Rome featuring a stern-looking Pope Francis and asking “Where’s your mercy?” The unsigned images referred to t
Archbishop Erio Castellucci has a response to those who think the devil is not real: “they’re mistaken.”
After declaring he was an atheist at the age of 13, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Christmas Day that he is now a believer bu
After political outcry and personal threats, an Italian priest has replaced a Christmas Nativity scene that critics said depicted Mary, the mother
Saddleback Church lead pastor Rick Warren recently issued a warning against letting secular traditions like Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman over
Young Catholics are leaving the faith at an early age - sometimes before the age of 10 - and their reasons are deeper than being “bored at Mass,” t
Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior.
The Museum of the Bible plans to offer visitors an unparalleled Bible experience with a $42 million investment in state-of-the art technology that
Every heresy starts with at least a tiny mustard seed of truth.
A Canadian study concludes that churches teaching from a literal interpretation of the Bible experience greater growth rates than those holding to
On Thursday, I testified in Austin, Texas about the latest skirmish over how evolution is taught in Texas public high schools.
A high school football coach in Pennsylvania is now no longer leading prayers with his team following the receipt of a complaint from a prominent p
If worship is powerful—that is, if kneeling before Almighty God in humility and rising to praise Him in gratitude and going forth to obey Him in fa
A United Church of Canada congregation overseen by an openly atheist minister seldom uses the Bible during worship and has replaced the Lord's Pray
Americans don’t know much about theology. Most say God wrote the Bible. But they’re not sure everything in it is true.
Is there a place for Christian apologetics in the contemporary church?
This week, Pew released the results of its 2016 study of political party identification, including breakdowns of both parties by gender, age, race,
He hates the way things are done these days, and church sure ain’t what it used to be.
The American pastime of church shopping finally has some solid stats: how many Christians do it (and how often), why they left their last church, a
The chairman of the U.S.
Is it possible to be both a Christian and a libertarian?
A story, carried in our July 7 edition, describes a presidential directive ordering a new gender-neutral Bible. It was a hoax.
Although many scientists say demonic possession is a myth, one psychiatrist says it is very real and may be on the rise.
Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may not receive Holy Communion unless they “refrain from sexual intimacy,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles
The Primate of Belgium, who has been in office less than a year, has closed down, for dubious reasons, a priestly fraternity that had been blessed
After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S.
Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.
Christopher Hitchens was a fascinating figure.
Tempers are running high over the transgender bathroom debate.
The number of people who say they have no religion is rapidly escalating and significantly outweighs the Christian population in England and Wales,
My colleague, Annie Holmquist, discovered some statistics about the decline in masculinity that have troubled me since the moment I looked over the
Evangelist Franklin Graham is urging Christians to vote this election year, even if "it's for the lesser of two evils."
In your speeches in Europe, you refer to the “roots” of the continent without ever describing them as Christian.
To commemorate American Bible Society's 200th anniversary, the organization unveiled The Bible in America, a joint effort with Barna Group
Pope Francis “did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women,” and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women pr
Over 100 attorneys worldwide have signed a letter petitioning the prime minister of Norway to intervene in the case of five children who were seize
Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of
Presbyterian Church (USA) may have as many as one-in-five of its members considering an exit from the mainline denomination, according to a recentl
A San Diego State University study published earlier this month has found that millennials appear to be the least religious generation ever recorde
Greeting members of an Italian association that combats child abuse, Francis called the abuse of minors an intolerable tragedy.
On April 28 I joined a multi-racial group of Christian ministers and scholars in releasing a statement confessing resistance to Donald Trump as a C
Pop culture has a growing fascination with the occult.
Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Catholic Church without requiring acceptance of certain
Clericalism is one of the greatest distortions affecting the Church in Latin America Pope Francis said on Tuesday.
Crowds across Britain have gathered on Thursday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, the oldest monarch in the world, who has ofte