Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Honor and shame are prominent in Majority World cultures, where these moral values form the ‘operating system’ of everyday life. People avoid disgrace and seek status in the eyes of the community.
There is no doubt that one of the greatest challenges Malta has faced in recent years has been coping with the influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.
Why would someone take their life and the lives of people they have never met, including an 8-year old girl, in the most despicable way? What were they hoping to achieve?
The force of Qureshi’s argument comes from applying the litmus test of history to the claims of each religion.
Notice how many buddha statues or wall hangings are for sale in local garden centres, or in home improvement centres, or cosmetic shops.
The New Testament writers tell us that God’s honour is not something so fragile that it needs to be protected by legal restrictions.
Freedom of conscience, freedom of speech and religious freedom are battles that are worth fighting.
20 suggestions for a better connection between preacher and listeners.
First and foremost, Christian voters must remember that God is sovereign – not Brussels, and not the UK government.
The word “evangelization” is used across the spectrum of the Christian world. The question is: What is the meaning of it? How is it defined? What does it refer to?
The heavenly hope was, for Peter, no “pie in the sky when we die” – it was a real and life defining certain expectation.
Is the exit-strategy (like the one seen with Brexit) the only way forward amidst the widespread dissatisfaction towards the EU?
“Arrival” is not a film about aliens, but about the problem of human communication.
Sadly ‘integrity’, ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘honesty’ are not words often used to describe today’s politicians. That’s why we cannot leave our future just to the politicians.
We need to listen well, watch carefully, pray diligently, and keep in mind that in pastoral care situations there will be multiplied factors at play.
Conversion from Islam is impossible in many places and in the few locations where it is possible legally, there are social and cultural impediments to change.
The Holy Spirit is neither present nor active in a mission in which sin and the cross of Christ are absent.
The preacher speaks a message that is intensely personal, yet also expansively global in scope.
We take a look at four theories regarding Jesus' 'supposed' resurrection from the dead.
This “Holy Week” in Spain thousands of people who refuse to follow Jesus will be moved by religious images. They will sing and cry.
We spoke with Protestant Christians who had had their electricity and water cut off, who had been removed from the local population registers, whose children had been prevented from attending school.
We should recognise that breadth of awareness is not evidence of the depth of our engagement.
When the devil lies, Jesus said, he speaks his native language. As fallen human beings, it is our native language too. Lying is universal.
Motherhood can sometimes be an idol to be worshiped - and as for all worship, it has its detractors and its fanatics.
Through his mysterious death in Paris in 1971, the charismatic and self-destructive Jim Morrison managed to create a legend.