Browsing: Religion

There are many different ways to study the Bible, all beneficial. Getting deep into God’s word provides guidance, understanding, and peace. Specific issues are best addressed using topical studies. But there is something special about the study a book of the Bible. You start to better appreciate the intent of the writer. Verses have context…

Aside from possibly Greece’s Oracle of Delphi, the Vestal Virgins devoted to the Roman goddess Vesta, ruler of the Hearth, are the most famous ancient cult in European history. Yet most people don’t really know much about this esteemed group, even though they were one of the most enduring organizations in Roman history. Its name,…

If you’ve been a fan of TopTenz.net for awhile, you’re obviously familiar with our format. Heck, it’s right there in the name, after all. But we’ve heard some of your requests, particularly over on our YouTube channel, asking for a few shorter lists now and then. We listened, and today we’re introducing a new format…

Leading the worldwide Catholic church, and its more than 1 billion members, is certainly a big job. The office of Pope brings with it a good deal of pomp, history and ceremony. But what about the day-to-day aspects of the papacy? Below, we answer some burning (cough, cough) questions about some of the less well-known…

We recently told you about ten of the most-inspiring stories in history featuring Muslims. Awesome as that article was, no one single religion has a monopoly on virtue. Just as there are inspiring tales of Muslims out there, so are there inspiring tales of Jews, Hindus, Buddhists…and Christians. Since the foundation of their religion, Christians…

These days the atheist movement has made bashing religion almost passe. They would have us believe that religion only strips people of basic rights when it’s not busy inspiring violence or taking money. They are in no place to complain. The persons who had to endure or even witness these horrible ceremonies have plenty of…

The majority of the world’s population (all but 16.3%) practices some form of religion. Three religions in particular – Christians (31.5%), Muslims (23.2%), and Hindus (15%) – are overwhelmingly the most common recognized faiths. Most of us are familiar with these influential religions from school, work, television, and even our own beliefs, yet we have little…

The word “gospel” literally means good word.  From the 1st century onward, professed Christians have tried preaching their message in the language of the people whom they encounter.  Because many languages in the past existed merely as spoken languages, without any written literature, it was difficult to discuss the doctrines of the scriptures with these…

When most people think of the Bible, all they picture is love and goodwill to others. However, not every character in the Bible was as dedicated to God as we may imagine. From murder plots and assassination to sickness and suicide, the Bible contains a vast amount of gruesome deaths that you probably didn’t learn…

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