Compulsory lessons for modern Britain.
A new report has set out a vision of diversity for British schools – including repeal of the law for compulsory Christian assembly.
Welby is supporting a ‘forceful response’.
A motion passed at the Synod is in direct contravention of Christian values.
Paris’ famed Notre Dame Cathedral was in lockdown after terrorist attacks across the city killed more than 100 people.
Islam, like Christianity, has a capacity for violence and a capacity for peace, and neither is in essence peaceful or violent.
Catch those z’s.
The clocks going back hold the tantalising promise of an extra hour in bed. But the modern attitude towards that champion of indolence, the sloth, shows that sloth is still very much a deadly sin.
Evidence to support the idea of a married Jesus is about as minimal as it ever has been.
The Gospel of Jesus' Wife, once thought to be authentic, has been revealed as a fraud. How did critical scholarship uncover the truth, and how can it further biblical studies?
The church is too diverse to be governed from Canterbury and should agree to disagree on issues such as women priests and bishops and sexuality.
A refugee prays in a makeshift camp.
The discourse about who is and isn't welcome is taking on a disturbing new tone.
A protester outside the US Supreme Court of Appeal objects to gay marriage. An incident at a Cape Town university has raised issues of religious freedom.
The furore around freedom of sexual orientation vs religious freedom at a South African university should lead to deeper thinking about Christianity's historical role in promoting liberalism.
The method used, until recently, by a large proportion of scholars of the New Testament and Christian origins, is flawed.
Traditions about Jesus cannot be separated out into the categories of early and late, primary and secondary, authentic or inauthentic, fact and interpretation. One might as well try and unscramble an omelette.
In elevating the status of animals, the Pope looks back to Francis of Assisi’s example and looks ahead to the prospect of environmental catastrophe.
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In suggesting the ultimate restoration of all creatures in his recent encyclical, Pope Francis is breaking with the weight of Western philosophical and theological tradition.
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Dylann Roof be forgiven — and should they? Forgiveness is not an isolated, one-time act but a longer commitment to acceptance back into a community.
A miniature orc from the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
When conspiracy theorists label games and literature "Satanic," what does it say about their own imaginations and ability to engage in play?
Ultimately, whether or not you consider Australia to be secular depends on the definition of secularism used.
Australia has a form of secularism where religion is allowed in the public sphere. As long as religion remains one voice and one option among many, the nation will still be secular.
Forget evolution, just listen to the rocks.
Simon de Myle – Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat
If the biblical flood occurred just a few thousand years ago, that doesn't leave enough time for the geologic history we see in rocks and fossils.
The proposition that Easter is a 100% Christian affair is manifestly unsustainable.
The proposition that Easter is a 100% Christian affair is manifestly unsustainable. It shows an ignorance of history. Worse, it shows a failure to understand the way religious traditions work.
Conservative Christians and evangelicals might want to claim freehold over the Bible – but it’s a text for many readers, even atheists.
Why does an atheist literary scholar need to know about the Bible? It's a text with innumerable interpretative possibilities that allows readers to connect 'the apparently unconnectable'.
You can’t touch this?
As the first woman bishop prepares for her consecration on January 26, a row has erupted over another high-profile consecration scheduled for the following week. Libby Lane will become bishop of Stockport…
Today over 700 evangelical US churches now integrate MMA into their ministry programs.
“Can you love your neighbor as yourself, and at the same time knee him in the face as hard as you can?” American Christian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Scott “Bam Bam” Sullivan wonders in an interview…
Get your shades ready.
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“It’s not even that good a story,” quips Moses during Exodus: Gods and Kings, the latest biblical blockbuster to assault our cinema screens. I think Moses was being rather harsh on himself there; it’s…
What was the celestial body the three wise men followed 2,000 years ago?
The wise men were likely accomplished Greek astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event.