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10 Questions About Hell From an Atheist

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If God Is Sovereign, Why Do We Still Pray?

The Bible is unambiguous — God is sovereign, and we are responsible.

Pope Francis stirs debate yet again with interview with an atheist Italian journalist

Pope Francis cranked up his charm offensive on the world outside the Vatican on Tuesday, saying in the second widely … Continued

Baby ‘Messiah’ not welcome in the land of the free?

Heidi Wigdahl/Associated Press – This photo provided by Heidi Wigdahl of WBIR-TV shows seven-month old Martin DeShawn McCullough being held … Continued

‘Man of Steel,’ man of God?

As the latest British actor to play an American superhero, Henry Cavill tries to jumpstart the cinematic Superman franchise with … Continued

Southern Baptists: Agree to disagree over Calvinism

Can’t we all just get along? That was the question that Southern Baptists, torn between Calvinists and non-Calvinists, seemed to … Continued

Call him ‘pope-emeritus’

JAVIER BARBANCHO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Picture taken on July 8, 2006 of Pope Benedict XVI waving to pilgrims on arrival at … Continued

Gun control in a fallen world

Allison Joyce GETTY IMAGES A Rosary’s cross is seen at a memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary … Continued

The idolatry of the gun

REUTERS A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2012. … Continued

Newtown shootings renew questions about evil and suffering

“Oh, God!” That cry has echoed ever since news of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, … Continued

With new Latter-day Saint Web site, a gay Mormon moment

Scott Sommerdorf AP In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma … Continued

Campus atheists score big funding from Wisconsin university

An organization of student nonbelievers is likely to receive $69,000 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the largest grant from an … Continued

Author: ‘Problem of sexual abuse crosses all social groups, all religions’

Washington-based writer Gayle Trotter spoke with Dawn Eden about her new book, “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds … Continued

Is work a punishment from God?

On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day … Continued

‘Assassin’s Creed III’: Is this ‘America the beautiful’?

March madness, indeed. Watching the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, I happened to catch an advertisement for a video game called … Continued

JonBenét Ramsey’s father: Why does God let terrible things happen?

After the 1992 the car accident that killed his daughter Beth, his eldest child from his first marriage, John Ramsey … Continued

Debate about lesbian denied Communion shows dispute about the rite

The story about Barbara Johnson, the lesbian artist denied Communion at her mother’s funeral last weekend, has unsurprisingly drawn a … Continued

What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in … Continued

Matisyahu’s choice

Helayne Seidman FTWP Matisyahu in 2006 with his beard on Manhattan’s upper west side. Rumor and speculation are running rampant … Continued

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued