The myth of what the Olympics is all about falls short of what actually transpires at the games. At a time when sports are becoming a new religion, Christians need to reflect on what these very human competitions reveal.
A study of 1,000 U.S. Protestant churchgoers found 91% said they planned on returning to in-person worship when it is safe to do so. The study from Lifeway Research, a nonprofit affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, suggests churchgoers are eager to return to pre-pandemic worship practices.
Instead of only celebrating moments of glory or tragedy, the Bible recounts both together. This approach to history – treating narratives as one rather than cherry-picking the bits that fit a certain point of view – offers an example of how we can reframe the debate about how the U.S. tells its own history.
Most churches have found a way to continue meeting despite the ongoing pandemic, but fewer met in person in January as COVID-19 cases spiked across the country. A new study from Nashville-based Lifeway Research found 76% of U.S. Protestant pastors say their churches met in person in January.
As states continue with the initial rollout of vaccines for COVID-19, the availability for pastors depends on their location as well as the definition of “essential.” Clergy are already eligible in some states, but not in others.
There are filters that blur “imperfections” in photos and filters that turn lawyers into cats on Zoom. Now there’s a filter to help Christians safely display the very visible Ash Wednesday mark on social media.
Ash Wednesday is one of the touchiest observances on the liturgical calendar — literally. But that presents a problem when health experts fighting COVID-19 have advised people to avoid touching their faces or coming in close proximity to others.
There is significant support among White evangelicals for QAnon conspiracy beliefs and the false claim that members of antifa were ‘mostly responsible’ for the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the survey conducted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
There are numerous Christian nonprofits in the United States that teach “economic discipleship” — the idea that money and faith go hand in hand. These groups stress that money is one of the most common topics discussed in the Bible — and one that’s often misunderstood or ignored by faith groups.
There are no signs in front yards hailing the men and women who sometimes wryly call themselves “last responders.” But for funeral directors across the country, like medical professionals, this has been a year like no other.