Ramsey County dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect three boys from an abusive priest Wednesday and released documents that disclosed a social connection between that priest and former Archbishop John Nienstedt.
Arvind Khetia, Hindu engineer: Like all negative impulses of the mind, the habit of stealing results from greed, selfishness and discontent. Stealing has a corrosive effect on one's moral character and consequently makes one's spiritual aspirations ineffective.
Q: I was perusing a display of books at a church conference when a gentleman made a comment about a book on display. He said, “I have friends who actually believe in evolution.” He further stated, “No way am I from a monkey. It says in the Bible we were made in the image of God and God is not a monkey!” Of course, I believe he was interpreting literally the phrase that states we were made in the image of God. I immediately thought of your weekly column and wondered, firstly, what is the Hebrew translation of this passage. – M from Nova Scotia, Canada
At 22, Wahabba Husain had never worn a headscarf. As she walked into the classroom at Al-Huda, an all-female Pakistani institute for Islamic studies, on a December afternoon in 2014, she felt a pang of worry.
Evangelist Franklin Graham renewed his call for a boycott of Target following reports that a transgender woman in Idaho was arrested for taking pictures of an 18-year-old woman in one of the retailer’s fitting rooms.
A year ago this month, a Baptist church in Shelby held a ceremony after Sunday morning worship on its front lawn around a newly installed flagpole. During the event, the Christian flag was hoisted above the American flag.
Rabbi Mark H. Levin, founder, Congregation Beth Torah: The answer is unequivocally "yes." The Torah commands rejoicing on festivals (Deuteronomy 16:11, 14), and Psalm 104:15 teaches that God provides wine for human joy. But there are other sources of happiness as well.
After a tragic week that saw three days of racially charged violence across the nation, Triangle religious leaders face a challenge as they head to Sunday services: How to comfort congregations looking for hope and guidance.
In a report posted on his ministry’s website, Franklin Graham says his famous father, Billy Graham, isn’t convinced people still remember him or his 60-year career as a globe-trotting evangelist and pastor to U.S. presidents.
Mike Zovath says visitors to Ark Encounter park in Williamstown, Ky. will be impressed by the size and presentation of the replica of Noah's Ark, which is slated to open on July 7th. Visitors will park in a lot and then travel in buses painted with images of Biblical floods down a two-lane road to the ark in a valley. The expanse of the 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, 51 feet tall ark is a sight to behold.
I have always been of two minds about the way many politicians end their speeches with the formulaic phrase, “God bless America!” On the one hand I consider it vaguely blasphemous and on the other hand I consider it lovingly patriotic.