Disease and danger may explain why humans embrace rituals.

BY TIM VERNIMMEN, Syndicated from National Geographic Earlier this month, people around the world participated in one of humankind’s largest ritualized celebrations. To commemorate another trip around the sun, New Year activities included fireworks, kisses, and resolutions—as well as some practices unique to specific cultures, such as cooking black-eyed peas and greens in the southeastern United States, eating … Read more

‘Shaking A Fist In The Creator’s Face’: Franklin Graham Slams Gender-Neutral House Rules, ‘Awoman’ Prayer

Article By Dan Brown; Syndicated from the Daily Wire.   Evangelist Franklin Graham blasted the recent gender-neutral changes made to the House of Representatives’ official rules as a direct attack on the authority of God. “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressman James McGovern announced a set of changes to the House rules to enshrine … Read more

Reflecting on scripture has stress dampening effect for Christians

Article by ERIC W. DOLAN; Syndicated from PsyPost.org In a recently-published study in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, researchers found evidence that reflecting on biblical scripture impacted subsequent cardiovascular stress reactivity among Christian college students. The findings provide new insights into how religious practices can influence psychophysiological processes. “I have a long-term interest … Read more

Dance Floor Where John the Baptist Was Condemned to Death

Article Curated from Live Science.  By Owen Jarus Archaeologists believe that this niche represents the remains of the throne of Herod Antipas. From here, the decision to execute John the Baptist may have been made. Archaeologists claim that they have identified the deadly dance floor where John the Baptist — a preacher who foretold the … Read more

What Americans Know About Religion

Article Reported and Syndicated by the Pew Center for Research U.S. adults generally can answer basic questions about the Bible and Christianity, but are less familiar with other world religions   Before you read the report Test your religious knowledge by taking an interactive quiz. The short quiz includes some questions recently asked in the … Read more

Pandemic Lessons for Humanity

Article reported and syndicated from the Pew Center for Research When an event has as much impact as the coronavirus outbreak – disrupting billions of lives and leading to more than 1 million deaths around the world – it’s natural for people to ponder big questions. Is this just a random occurrence, or is there … Read more

10 facts about Americans and Facebook

Syndicated: By John Gramlich Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made headlines this month when he argued that the tech giant he helped establish 15 years ago has become a “monopoly” and should be broken up. Democratic presidential candidates have also weighed in, but Facebook itself has rejected such calls. Here are 10 facts about Americans and … Read more

Spiritually remote: How the pandemic is affecting already declining church attendance

Article Syndicated BY JADE CAMPOS FOR THE CDT   Dwindling daylight shimmers through the stained glass and onto the pews of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College on a Sunday in late autumn as the sun sets on its 5 p.m. service.   Congregants shuffle in and take their seats quietly under the towering … Read more

Worship the State, or Else

Article Syndicated from: Cal Thomas In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That’s because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position. In the United States, the threat to religious liberty has been under … Read more

How the Creator of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

Article Syndicated from Scott Whitlock Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a tradition for millions since it first aired on December 9, 1965. This year, many Americans were disappointed that Apple TV scooped up the streaming rights for the 2020 season. The outrage ultimately resulted in it showing up on PBS. (You can still … Read more

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