A Tale of Two Easters: Remembrance and Forgetfulness of God

by (@TheIRD) April 22, 2014

What is Easter without Christ’s Resurrection? It is nothing. Pascha without the solemn and profound beauty of remembering, affirming belief in and participating in the theological, historical and existential reality of the Lord’s Resurrection is nothing.

Christian America and the White House Easter

by (@markdtooley) April 18, 2014

The Religious Left enthusiasts at this year’s Easter breakfast don’t directly represent large constituencies within churches. But their causes echo and reinforce America’s cultural divisions.

Chinese Christians Rattle Government

by (@RyanMauro) April 18, 2014

For some Chinese Communist Party officials, seeing crosses atop churches from a highway are an intolerable symbol of who owns the future. Christianity is transforming the country…

Putin’s Crusade Against Pro-Western Christianity

by (@RyanMauro) April 16, 2014

Putin’s Christian Marxism was originally promoted by the KGB. As a former KGB officer himself, this version of the faith would appeal to Putin as a way of reconciling Russian nationalism, service to the state and personal religious beliefs.

It’s All About Religion

by (@TheIRD) April 15, 2014

The decadence and libertinism of the West in general and America in particular is a sign of a society that is disintegrating, rejecting its essential structuring elements.

Christians Must Reject Putin’s Christianity

by (@RyanMauro) April 15, 2014

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.”

Religious Diversity and Faith-Based Violence: Are They Connected?

by (@TheIRD) April 15, 2014

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.

Understanding a More Religious and Assertive Russia

by (@markdtooley) April 4, 2014

Historically Moscow politically and religiously has understood itself as the “third Rome” and the natural successor to Constantinople as protector of Orthodox civilization.

How the “Wesley of China” Escaped Union Seminary

by (@Cuchulain09) February 17, 2014

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!

Christmas, Americans and the Virgin Birth

by (@markdtooley) December 22, 2013

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.