A lot of twenty-first century believers are seeking a post-institutionalized (or at least a less institutionalized) version of Christianity.
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For someone with “Reverend” in front of their name, admitting that he or she has lost faith feels overwhelmingly frightening and threatening.
At this stage on the journey, I’ve identified five core essentials I need to live a good life.
Like some of the early followers of Jesus, I have doubted. A lot. This is my story.
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.
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.