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Prayer and Science Have Sparred Before, But It’s a False Dichotomy

How Mike Pence and Queen Victoria both started intellectual debates over these avenues of healing. Last month, Thomas Chatterton Williams, a contributing writer for TheNew York TimesMagazine and Harper’s Magazine, tweeted an image of Vice President Mike Pence and the members of the Coronavirus Task Force praying in the White House. The simple photograph, originally …

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COVID-19 Is Not God’s Judgment

How we can know God isn’t acting now as he acted against Pharaoh. A prominent church where I live put up a billboard that drew citywide attention: “Is the coronavirus a judgment from God?” This is the most common question I’ve been asked since the pandemic began. It’s easy to quote the Bible in support …

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Now Is the Time to Think About Nuclear Weapons

Christians need to reexamine the issue of nuclear weapons. Most of us probably haven’t thought about it recently. With everything else going on, it’s not top of mind. But now is the time to reconsider seriously the moral challenge of nuclear weapons in the modern world. Pope Benedict raised the issue in 2006. Pope Benedict …

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Why I Gave Up Fasting for Lent

What Kierkegaard taught me about reviving the spirit of the season. Does giving up espresso bring me closer to God? This thought burned through my mind as I sat and listened to the boys’ choir sing Psalm 37 during Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England, a few years ago. With Ash Wednesday a …

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My Same-Sex Attraction Has an Answer

When I wrote my first article on being a same-sex-attracted Christian, what surprised me most were the emails I started receiving from straight men. The notes often came from men my parents’ age, the same message nestled again and again into my inbox: “I never expected this to help me.” People attracted to the opposite …

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Nigeria’s Government Agrees: Islamist Terrorists Target Christians

The goal of Boko Haram and ISWAP is “to divide Christian brother against Muslim brother,” Buhari administration tells CT. The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Christians are the target of jihadist terrorism. “In the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and …

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Pro-Life Democrats Remind Candidates They Exist

Ahead of the South Carolina primary, religious voters’ push for a “diversity of opinions” on abortion gets little reception from presidential hopefuls. Though South Carolina’s Democrats are more religious and more pro-life than voters in other early primary states, presidential candidates are sticking to the increasingly strident pro-choice positions held by their party. Democrats for …

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500 of Korea’s 1,000 Coronavirus Cases Tied to Shincheonji Cult

A religious sect whose leader claims he is an angel of Jesus has become the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in South Korea, which now leads the world in cases of COVID-19 disease outside of China. President Moon Jae-in put his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” …

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Holy Land Experience Lays Off Workers

A Christian-oriented theme park in central Florida that describes itself as “bringing the Bible to life” is laying off most of its workers. The Holy Land Experience last week filed notice with the city of Orlando and state officials announcing it would be eliminating 118 positions. That represents most of the jobs at the theme …

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We Need to Read the Bible Jesus Read

Already in the second century, the arch-heretic Marcion pressed this question and came to the conclusion that the Old Testament offered almost nothing to Christianity. He was excommunicated for his views. In the 20th century, the Nazis enacted a remarkably successful elimination of the Old Testament from Christian faith and countless “German Christians” followed suit—to …

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My Name Was on a Federal Most-Wanted List. Now It’s Written in the Book of Life.

When the authorities caught up with my financial shenanigans, I went on the run. But Christ caught up with me. On September 13, 2013, I sat alone on the bunk in my cell, eating a cold egg sandwich at the federal correctional institution in Ray Brook, New York, a medium-security prison in the High Peaks …

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Religious Freedom Comes to Europe’s Second-Newest Nation. But Christians Are Concerned.

Deep within the Orthodox heartlands of the Balkans, one might expect local evangelicals to celebrate the passage of Montenegro’s first religious freedom law. Instead, as tens of thousands fill the streets to protest against it, the relative handful of believers find themselves on the sideline of a struggle between giants. And the stakes could further …

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