For millions of people across the globe, God (as we have historically known God) is no longer a working number. Neither is traditional theology or the institutional church.
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If Jesus doesn’t challenge my worldview, values, politics, and daily life, and if he doesn’t make me uncomfortable on a regular basis, I’m probably not taking him seriously.
Throughout most of the twentieth century, over 70 percent of Americans held membership in a local church or synagogue. By 2020 that number plummeted to 47 percent.
What kind of deity would eternally torture people in agonizing flames of hell?
Today’s religious environment offers Americans a wide variety of faith options. In the spirit of the recent Academy Awards season, this column will focus on five of them, each one illustrated by a movie.
In recent decades, tens of millions of Americans have left their churches and other places of worship, and that trend shows no sign of abating.
It’s time to redefine the meaning of a “biblical worldview.”
Authentic faith requires less certainty and more ambiguity.
Can people of faith still see God’s hand in history? Does God really intervene in human and natural affairs? At least three competing answers to that question are possible.
Christmas 2020 finds America deeply divided in many ways, including politically, racially, and even religiously. And yet stories of Christmas love, hope, peace, and joy still abound.