Animals are commonly found in creche sets, but surprisingly not in the Bible.
The animals that are so familiar in Christmas cards and carols did not begin to make an appearance until hundreds of years after Jesus' birth.
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As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
At the heart of this theology is a problematic understanding of power, particularly God’s power.
It is time for fundamentalist Christians to examine their own theology and face up to how it has contributed to the abuse of women, intentionally or otherwise.
Stained glass window in Brussels cathedral depicting First Crusade commander Godfrey of Bouillon.
Forget the idea that it was round one in the battle between Christianity and Islam.
In the early 1900s, a group of Protestants in the US attempted a reunion of Christianity. They failed, of course, but they prompted a new dialogue.
President Trump recently stated his support for ‘Judeo-Christian values’ … but what does that phrase really mean?
Its real purpose is to subsume Judaism and exclude Islam.
Is religion inherently violent? Some believe so, but secular individuals and institutions have proven to be just as violent.
Many think that violence is central to religion, but some scholars argue it's meaningless to single out religion rather than socio-economic factors when assessing violent acts.
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Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
A prayer rally recently organized in Washington, DC is part of a growing movement, that scholars call 'Independent Network Christianity.'
Noah’s Ark – a biblical story of genocide.
We still live in a violent world – and the Bible can help children understand it.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘s deep spirituality drove him to fight for freedom and justice.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa's liberation struggle.
Many religions see natural disasters as divine punishment. But, a scholar argues, it's not that simple.
A detail from William Blake’s God answers Job (c. 1804). The Gods of Moses in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Quran have a similarly complex and ambivalent character.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that reached back through Jesus to Moses, Abraham and Noah. But while the three religions worship the same God, he divides as much as he unites.
As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Community leaders will play a very important role in whipping votes for or against in the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
Social conservatism among many ethnic communities will be a key factor in deciding the result of the upcoming same-sex marriage survey.
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There's talk of a new 'Christian crusade' – and it's highly dangerous.
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Textual analysis using the digitised text of this 4th-century manuscript has established its authenticity.
Christians who call on the Bible to support their arguments against marriage equality are on shaky ground.
For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.
Christianity’s effect on Australian politics is far from waning.
In a nation labelled secular, many of our elected representatives have strong religious ties, and this affects they way they the country is run.
Religious opponents of assisted dying laws most often appeal to the sanctity of human life.
Christianity's long tradition of compassionate care for both the dying and the dead means it brings some wisdom and experience to the voluntary assisted dying issue.