Einstein’s Universe Turns 100

Natural Sciences

Einstein’s Universe Turns 100  —  One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein presented the complete formulation of the General Theory of Relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.  Perhaps the greatest lesson from Einstein and his theories of relativity is that reality is not what it seems. What we perceive as real is a distortion, a […]

Christ, Culture, and Thinking About Secularism

Christ, Culture, and Thinking About Secularism  —  Near Eastern Studies Professor Michael Brown looks back at the prescient essay on an advancing secularism written by Lutheran theologian Wolfgang Pannenberg twenty years ago:  “In a secular milieu, even an elementary knowledge of Christianity, its history, teachings, sacred texts, and formative figures dwindles. It is no longer […]

Anabaptists Work on Unity Over Same-Sex Differences

All Current Features

Anabaptists Work on Unity Over Same-Sex Differences  —  In the first nine months of 2014, 10 churches left the Mennonite Church USA. Meanwhile, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) voted to delay a formal position on its policy against same-sex relationships, effectively allowing faculty to indefinitely violate the current policy. Meanwhile, the larger denomination is seeking ways […]

Te Q Conference: the Christian Debate on Sexuality

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The Q Conference: the Christian Debate on Sexuality  —  The Q Conference did not mirror the debates common on cable news networks, but they may more closely resemble the national conversation in many homes, workplaces, and churches about topics ranging from the connection between spirituality and sexuality to Americans’ attitudes on religious freedom laws, and […]

Newsfeed of Fear: An Editorial on New Editing

Social Sciences

Newsfeed of Fear: An Editorial on News Editing  —  The news media’s addiction to spectacular violence might not be so insidious if it were accompanied by the kind of empathy and compassion that serve to reduce violence in the real world. Editors may feel caught in a system that has to balance public interest with […]

Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten of 2014

All Current Features, General

Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten of 2014  —  CT’s list of the broad variety of institutional and salvage excavations taking place in the lands of the Bible including the tomb of Stephen, the temple at Tel Burna, the “stone rejected by the builders,” and more at Herod’s temple.  Students benefit by understanding an historically informed faith.

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