Can Christianity Save Climate Change?

John Muir was a fervent believer. Not just in science or conservation or the National Park Service, which he championed. The founder of the Sierra Club and father of American environmentalism also believed in God. “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God,” Muir wrote in his […]

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Israel Probes Extremist For Anti-Christian Comments

Israeli authorities have opened a criminal investigation into alleged incitement by Benzi Gopstein, leader of the far-right anti-assimilation Lehava group, according to Israeli media reports, after he wrote an article in December that likened Christians to “vampires” and called for them to be expelled from the holy land. In the article published on far-right Israeli […]

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Why Fasting During Lent Is Probably Easier Than Keeping A New Year’s Resolution

Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, a season of fasting and abstinence for Christian denominations all over the world. This premise is not unlike the one underlying New Year’s resolutions, and yet only eight percent of Americans stick to their resolutions compared to 65 percent of Christians who stick to Lenten fasts and promises. So […]

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Christian Communities Are Dwindling In Middle East

Christian populations across much of the conflict-stricken Middle East have rapidly declined in recent decades, and now many church leaders fear their ancient presence in the region could soon disappear, the Economist reported Friday. While Muslims make up the vast majority of victims in the Middle East’s wars, minorities have been disproportionately impacted as Christians […]

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Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It

Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It During the first week of his world religions class at Texas State University, religious studies Professor Joseph Laycock shows his students a slide of how McDonald’s, which serves customers in 119 countries, offers different menu items in different parts of the world. In Israel, the Golden […]

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Misrepresenting Christians at Mount Zion

Misrepresenting Christians at Mount Zion Jerusalem, the Old City. Early morning, Shavuot. As I do every year, I go for a ritual bath in the old city mikve. This year a message is posted on the bulletin board that catches my attention. The message is in the traditional “question and answer” form, addressed to the […]

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Podcast: Depression and the Black Christian (Part 1)

In Search of Healing and Hope Drs. Ural H. Hill and Miranda M. Hill The Harvest Magazine contributors   *This is the first installment of a series about the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental health disorders in the Black faith community. LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST HERE:   Introduction Life can sometimes pose challenges […]

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