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.
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.
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 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.
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.