Putin’s Christianity is not “traditional.” A traditional Christian would not lament the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”
A recent study concludes that religious pluralism itself might help reduce violence, or nations that have high levels of diversity might also have people less inclined to violence. One difficulty Pew officials found in gathering information was how faith-based violence might be impacted by different denominations within religions.
Historically Moscow politically and religiously has understood itself as the “third Rome” and the natural successor to Constantinople as protector of Orthodox civilization.
Dr. John Sung is probably the most famous Chinese evangelist you have never heard of! Known as the “Wesley of China,” Sung preached across mainline China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia in the 1920′s and 30′s and was used by God to bring revival. Dr. Sung is also probably the only Chinese evangelist committed to an insane asylum. . .by Union Theological Seminary in New York!
A new poll by Pew Research, just in time for Christmas, shows 73 percent of Americans believe in Jesus’ virgin birth by His mother Mary. Even 32 percent of the self-professed religiously unaffiliated said they believe. White evangelicals were the most believing (97%), followed by black Protestants (94%), white Catholics (88%), Hispanic Catholics (81%) and Mainline Protestants (70%). By comparison, other polls show about one third of the British people profess belief in the Virgin Birth.
This past week has provided a wide-range of free excellent articles, proving the beneficial side of the internet. A strong body of content has been published that merits the thinking Christian’s attention. First off, a secular historian is gaining quite a lot of attention for her compassionate, intricate, yet challenging analysis of American evangelicalism. Molly […]
A recent Barna study confirms other data showing increased church attendance over the last decade in ostensibly secular New York City, including increased numbers of “born-again” believers. The findings defy not only stereotypes about “godless” New Yorkers but also illustrate that, despite all the talk about secularizing America, church participation has remained remarkably unchanged nationally for most of 80 years.
Editor’s note: A version of this article was published by the Christian Post. Click here to read it. Malala Yousafzai survived the Taliban’s attack on her life. She rallies for the rights of girl’s right to education. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize nominee and the winner of the European Union’s prestigious Freedom of […]
When you can’t beat them, join them. That’s what the Soviet Union did to curtail Christianity’s anti-communist influence. In a new book titled Disinformation, a covert campaign to discredit Pope Piux XII is revealed. In addition, the Soviets tried to influence the church with a Marxist-friendly version of Christianity.