This collection of essays works with the idea that Acts was written in the second century rather than the first century. It represents an older liberal view and tries to make it fresh.
Pakistani Christian, Parvez Henry Gill, is funding the building of a 140 ft. tall cross in Gora Qabristan, one of the older cemeteries in Karachi. Muslim workmen are involved in the project.
If you know the precise book title for a public domain work on church history, there’s a good chance you can find that book and read it on archive.org. For example, this week I was looking for an edition of Clement of Alexandria’s Stromata. I searched for Ante-Nicene Fathers on archive.org and soon found the book and the passage I needed to see.
Although 84 percent of citizens in Ireland identify themselves as Roman Catholic, attendance at mass is down significantly. Only about a third of Irish Catholics now attend on a weekly basis.
This article describes the faith and opinion of the famous astronaut, first to walk on the moon, who supports theistic evolution and the teaching of evolution in American schools.
This article about an atheist’s plans to sue for the removal of “In God We Trust” from U. S. currency explains that the motto was added around the time of our great Civil War, perhaps as an expression of people’s faith that God would lead the nation through that devastating conflict. ‘In God We Trust’: Is the motto on US currency unconstitutional? (+video) – CSMonitor.com.
This article about the first reconciliation meeting between a British royal and a leader of Sinn Fein included reference to a church service that Prince Charles would attend, memorializing the death of his godfather, Lord Mountbatten, who was killed in a terrorist bomb blast. Even with liberalization and decline in the Church of England, it still has an important role in reconciliation efforts.
This book explores the use of the bema platform in early Syrian Orthodox churches. The bema was a raised platform from which Scripture was read in the synagogue, which was adopted by early Christian churches.
This new book includes essays on paradise, illustrating how Jewish and Christians gave different descriptions.
How seven youths escaped persecution and perhaps inspired Rip Van Winkle.