Haven in England for Christian Converts From Islam

All New Briefs

Haven in England for Christian Converts From Islam  — Dozens of ex-Muslims living in safe houses, most of them created by the nonprofit Christian Concern, a London-based organization that wants to infuse British society with a biblical worldview.  There are over 2.8 million Muslims in England and conversions are few. But Christian Concern hopes British […]

God and Set Theory: How Big is Infinity?

Math, Stats, Metrics

God and Set Theory: How Big is Infinity?  —  No one argues that set theory proves God’s existence or anything about his character. But those with eyes of faith nonetheless see a reflection of God in it, according to this piece on a common yet disputed example of faith integration or intersection with mathematics.

The New College Counterculture

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The New College Counterculture  —  UofMich senior Ryan Shinkel offers a column on today’s campus counterculture characterized by tradition, virtue, and religious commitment, and not well received by the current establishment inherited from the 1960s.  The article may be of interest to students as a way to gain some perspective on which movements are conformist […]

Fields of Blood

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Fields of Blood  —  James Fallows reviews Karen Armstrong’s new book which “demonstrates again and again that the great spasms of cruelty and killing through history have had little or no religious overlay and are typically the result of an ethnic rather than a religious hatred. An overemphasis on religion’s damage can blind people to […]

Talking About God in Public

All Current Features, Uncategorized

Talking About God in Public  —  A review of Rowan Williams’ new book, The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language (Bloomsbury, 2014): when we talk about God, we do so mutedly and usually only in the confidence of our private sacred spaces. If we’re going to regain our confidence in finding words for […]

Relationships in America Survey

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Relationships in America Survey  —  This study from the Austin Insitute looks at how social forces, demography, and religion continue to shape attitudes about family, marriage, and intimate relationships.  The survey was designed to document trends that affect individual and familial well-being covering a wide variety of human-interest topics, from their participation in religious services […]

The Evolution and Christian Faith Survey

All New Briefs

The Evolution and Christian Faith Survey  —  Americans are not as divided over the issue of human origins as some of the frequently cited [Gallup] surveys and polls seem to suggest. When we carefully define the various possible positions, and measure the certainty with which they are held, both anti-evolution creationists and atheistic evolutionists turn […]

 
 
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