Category: Religion

The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation resulted from the failure of the Catholic Church to reform itself in time. The dark side of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries witnessed the errant Fourth Crusade to Constantinople in 1204, the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathari in 1209, and the beginning of the Inquisition which became severely punitive. The Papacy suffered a great loss of respect […]

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Ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face and mudbrick buildings were dated back to between the fourth and seventh centuries AD. (Photograph by The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists discover ancient church and temple in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic era. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD according to the Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The church was built in the ruins of the Roman […]

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The Lord's Prayer (Le_Pater_Noster) by James Tissot at the Brooklyn Museum.

The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer is the opening of one’s heart and soul in a conversation with God, and thus is an expression of faith in a relationship with God. Jesus himself prayed often, as noted in the Gospel of Luke – before his Baptism (3:21), after healing the sick (5:16), before choosing the Twelve Apostles (6:12), before the Confession of Peter (9:18) and […]

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(L-R) US First Lady Jill Biden, US President Joe Biden and Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) via Getty Images)

Biden and the Catholic Church in America

The Catholic Church in America has been thrust into a new and unprecedented crisis: namely the election of Joseph Biden to the presidency. If not dealt with properly, Biden’s presidency will cause serious damage to the very truth of what it means to be Catholic. Of course, I am referring to the fact that while Biden professes the Catholic faith, […]

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2020 Electoral Map by State

Why the Partisan Divide? The U.S. Is Becoming More Secular—and More Religious

& Hal R. Boyd & Jason Carroll From a global pandemic and nationwide protests to a contested presidential election, this year seems tailor-made to expose America’s partisan fault lines. Those hoping for a blue or red wave to unite the country on election night were undoubtedly disappointed. What the returns revealed instead was a divided electorate. Even before the election […]

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Reading of Voltaire's L'Orphelin de la Chine (a tragedy about Ghengis Khan and his sons, published in 1755), in the salon of Madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812)

Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason

We are victims of our century, wrote one of the Carmelites of Compiègne before going to the guillotine in 1794, “and we must sacrifice ourselves that it be reconciled to God.” Attacks on Catholic churches, anti-Christian elites, and suffocating political correctness—the eighteenth century witnessed cultural conflict every bit as intense as our own today. Yet Christians managed to thrive back […]

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An Ethology of Religion and Art: Belief as Behavior (Routledge Studies in Religion)

Theorizing the Relation of Religion and the Arts

I have recently worked in a number of related areas in the study of religion, completing several articles and a book focusing on a reconsideration of the philosophy of religion, especially through a reconsideration of the relationship of religion and art. These articles concern a very broad reappraisal of the academic study of religion. However, growing from this is a […]

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How is the Christian religion different from all the other world religions? (Image by Share Change/YouTube)

What Makes Christianity Different from Other Religions?

How is the Christian religion different from all the other world religions? (Image by Share Change/YouTube) Religion is the practice of faith; that is, religion is the external or ceremonial observance of a set of beliefs. Technically, there is a difference between faith (the internal attitude) and religion (the external works), but for the sake of this article, we will […]

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If I Were the Devil - Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

 If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio) (by dlrose10/YouTube) Paul Harvey first broadcast the “If I Were the Devil” speech in 1965. Through the years, he updated the speech. This version was probably broadcast in the 1990s and describes the state of the USA right now in 2020. Music in this video Song: If I Were The […]

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Johnny Cash - Give Me That Old Time Religion

Johnny Cash – Give Me That Old Time Religion

 Johnny Cash – Give Me That Old Time Religion (Dan Marthick-Hone) Johnny Cash sings ‘Give me that old time religion‘ along with other groups such as The Statler Brothers, The Carter Family, The Oakridge Boys, Mahalia Jackson, Carl Perkins, the Tennessee Three and many more including special guest star Billy Graham, The Blackwood Brothers and Stuart Hamblen. Lyrics Give […]

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