Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Pope Francis focuses on the primacy of conscience rather than the prescriptive nature of law.
Our churches should be examples of institutions that serve the common good, that speak out against injustice, and that are led with integrity.
Do you have the courage now to ask your teenage children, your spouse or a trusted friend if you have any double standards?
“The basic nature of the Macedonian crisis is moral”, says Nikola Galevski, a pastor in Skopje. “Pray that the church will clearly see its specific calling for a time like this”.
The Mexico City Policy blocks all funding to organisations that carry out or promote abortions. “This decision will save lives”, Christian leader Russell Moore says.
Beginning in the USA and expanding then to Europe, we witness the rise of a rampant individualism where “my rights” are the primary interest.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation defines the Bible as “fitting and proper for the molding of the spiritual, moral and social fiber of our citizenry.”
Any society that wants to survive must care for the weak and vulnerable in their midst.
The father of the Real Madrid player refused to manage his son’s image rights in a tax haven. Christian faith is “important” to the family.
Sexual immorality really does open a doorway for the devil, not only in one’s own life, but in the whole community.
Why do some people refuse to believe in God?
In 2011, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants believed “elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives”. Now 72% do, says survey.
In the most award-winning series at the Emmys, sin is not sweetened to make it more attractive, but it is shown in its most repulsive light. Is this a glorification of evil, or its complete opposite?
Across Western Europe and the US, those who hold to traditional Christian sexual ethics not only find themselves on the wrong side of popular opinion, but allegedly on the “wrong side of history” too.
The modern-day relevance of Wilde’s book could not be any clearer: a new hedonism, the cult of eternal youth, when in reality it is just the vanity of fleeting beauty.
The Bible never ducks sexual issues. Within its pages you will find stories of adultery, rape, and, as here with Lot’s daughters, incest. These subjects are dealt with openly, but always in a matter-of-fact way and never sensationally.
The Pope seems to think that the “letter” is a straitjacket to the mission of the Church and needs to be replaced by the “spirit” of it.
More than 30 evangelical organisations and “countless churches” engaged in welcoming “forced migrants in need of refuge”. European Evangelical Alliance calls believers to “follow in Jesus’ way of sacrificial charity”.
A Pew research survey shows that most US evangelicals think being stingy is more sinful than divorce.
France and the Czech Republic stand out as countries where extramarital affairs, abortion and homosexuality are largely accepted.