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Can You Question the Resurrection and Still Be a Christian?
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is the foundational statement of Christian belief. “On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the N ...

Seeing and Believing at Easter Time
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Even in these festive moments, many people express insecurity regarding the quality of their own believing. Easter Sunday marks the holiest, most exalted moment of the Christian ...

What If I'm Not Sure What I Believe?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

The thing is, the way we think about Christianity in the modern context suggests that not knowing what you believe is a problem to be solved. But in my experience, the open-ended mystery and the eager “what’s ...

Uncontained
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

V. Jane Schneeloch If my belief were a hickory nut / I'd keep it safe in my pocket “Belief is as ...

My Brother John: A Eulogy for the Living
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

Having just hit 45, Dante comes to mind: midway-through-the-journey-of-our-life-I found myself within a dark wood for the right way had been lost. Who can know how our days are numbered? The lesson for me is t ...

Poll: 76 Percent Of Americans Are True Believers
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Lisa Furgison ...

AUDIO: Keeping the Faith?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors "Not all who wander are lost."—J.R.R. Tolkien Many people of faith experience periods o ...

Are Atheists Smarter Than Believers? Not Exactly.
Originally Posted: 08/19/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A new study of almost a century’s worth of data shows that the smarter you are, the less likely you are to believe in God. A new study of almost a century’s worth of data shows th ...

The Problem Isn’t God; It’s Certainty
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Uncertainty about the existence of God is not the same thing as certainty about the non-existence of God. Uncertainty about the existence of God is not the same thing as certainty ...

Nicodemus, the Mystery Man of Holy Week
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

He came to Jesus at night, sneaking off to see the man behind the miracles. He was a powerful Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. He wasn’t supposed to mix with the motley lot that ...

When Spouses Lose Faith, Sticking Together is Hard
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

Many other partners either split up or continue their holy wars. Often, the believer eventually follows the nonbelieving spouse out the church door. SALT LAKE CITY — For years, Ma ...

Uncertainty's Graces
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God. Jericho Books. JU ...

Tigers By the Tale
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandi Villarreal For Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee, stories help light the way through chaos and despair. ...

Longing for the Unreachable God
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

What I was left with was a longing, a tugging, a hunger for something I could never quite name. It sent me searching, out of the church and into the world. I’ve wrestled for years ...

Meet the Nones: From Pastor to Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

The truth is I am one of growing number of people who choose not to affiliate with any organized religion. I am a “none,” and my journey to “none” started a long before I left for seminary. ...

Study: 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Have No Religious Affiliation
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

One-in-five adults in the United States — and a third of adults under 30 — say they have no religious affiliation. The numbers are out in a new report called “’Nones’ on the Rise,” put out by the Pew Forum on ...

What Do We Believe: Affirmations of Faith and Invitations for Expression
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

The following is my attempt to draft a Christian contextual creed. A “creed” is an authoritative expression of belief, and within many religious communities, such statements gene ...

'Sound of My Voice': Belief, Skepticism and Cults
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

In the feature-length drama Sound of My Voice, Peter Aitken, a 20-something school teacher, is angry at the cultish fanaticism that led to his mother’s death (per her cult’s teaching, she refused to take medic ...

Religious Belief Highest in Developing and Catholic Countries
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Belief in God is slowly declining in most countries around the world, according to a new poll, but the truest of the true believers can still be found in developing countries and Catholic societies. ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 CHRISTIANTIY TODAY: The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Presidential Race? Forecasting election outcomes is dangerous business, but I c ...

News: Monday Morning Quick Links (Updated)
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet BIG GOVERNMENT: Jesus Would NOT #OccupyWallStreet Some on the Left suggest that if were Jesus alive today he ...

Deconstructing Harry: Is Jim Wallis' Ideology Really "the Doctrine of Devils"?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

"[Wallis'] ideology is not Christian "[Wallis'] ideology is not Christian Glad to see you on this, Tim. Glad to see you on this, Tim. Jackso ...

Judged by Our Fruit
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Powers While it is unfortunate that David Bazan (“Meditations on Dis-belief,” interview by Jeannie Choi, February 2010) has turned agn ...

Flawed and Freed
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michele Brodoski I would like to apologize to David Bazan on behalf of all believers as he calls us to task for letting him and others lik ...

Meditations on Disbelief
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Bazan on how he became an agnostic -- and lived to sing about it. Since 1994, David Bazan h ...