U.S. refugee admissions are down about 25 percent from 2010 due to delays related to new U.S. Homeland Security checks introduced in February of this year.
The last time a significant empirical study on the role and challenges of theological education in so-called mission fields was presented was during the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh.
Indigenous spirituality is enhancing Christian tradition in some Philippine churches as they retrace the local context of their faith.
Three priests ― a Dominican, a Franciscan and a Jesuit ― walk into a bar.
According to the Rev. James Martin, it’s not only the opening to a good joke, but quite possibly the saving grace of religion.
Is God just another “imaginary friend” for youngsters?
This may seem an unusual question for a seminary professor to ask, but for the Rev. J. Bradley Wigger, it represents serious research into a playful subject; research with significant potential application for theologians.
Wigger, who is professor of Christian Education at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS), has been working for two years on the project, in which he and colleagues interviewed children to try to learn how youngsters’ play relationships with imaginary friends influence their cognitive development, including the ways that they think about God.
Now, Wigger will be able to take the project international ― interviewing children in two other countries ― thanks to a second grant of $45,000 from the John Templeton Foundation. He received the first Templeton grant for the project after participating in a workshop on cognition, theology, and religion at Oxford University in England in 2009.
Two church groups with membership in North America and the Caribbean have pledged to work to improve the lives of migrant Caribbean workers, according to officials.
More than one-third of Americans now oppose the death penalty ― the highest level in nearly 40 years ― according to a new Gallup Poll.
The church today needs to be a "living church" which continues to be renewed so that it can be a source of transformation in a dramatically changing world, says the General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
"It is a tragedy, therefore, when we cling on to how we have always done things without opening ourselves to how the Lord of the church might want to renew the church", Setri Nyomi writes in a message to WCRC member churches to mark Reformation Sunday, 30 October.
In late September of 2011, Community Fellowship Presbyterian Church, a new church development in New Braunfels, Texas, went to the Guadalupe River for four baptisms — one sprinkle, one pouring and two immersions. The congregation went to the Guadalupe River for the first time in March 2009 — barely three months after their first service of worship — and the invitation/option for baptism in the Guadalupe became part of their DNA.
All land is a gift from God, not a possession, and with that gift comes the responsibility to be good stewards, three Middle East experts told an Oct. 13 symposium here sponsored by the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).