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10 Counterfeit Christ Figures We Should Stop Worshiping

We need to reject these partial deities we’ve created and embrace the real Christ.

Millennial Christians’ Top 25 Worst Fears

Blending a love of Jesus with hipster tendencies: the Millennial Christian struggle.

Jesus Is Not Your Genie

Seven ways your faith isn’t really faith at all.

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5 Unlikely People Who Taught Me About Prayer

From fundamentalists to nudist pastors — everyone can teach us something about prayer.

The Five Most Disturbing Things About a Benny Hinn Miracle Service

When Jesus’ way of life runs counter to your “Christian” teaching, there’s something wrong.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Black Church

There’s more to the story than soulful music and whooping preachers. Way more.

4 of Christianity’s Biggest Financial Blunders

The Christian church has made some world-changing mistakes with money.

Ten Bible Verses Prosperity Gospel Preachers Need to Stop Misusing

Can you believe your way to health and wealth? Prosperity teachers say yes — and they misuse these Bible verses to convince millions of people that they’re right.

Pope Francis and the Prosperity Gospel

Pope Francis extends his ecumenism to a minister many consider to be a prosperity gospel peddler and Christian pariah.

What one businessman learned about success from Trappist monks

Driving through the Spanish moss-draped gates of the Mepkin Abbey Trappist monastery in Moncks Corner, S.C., businessman August Turak felt … Continued

Brazilian evangelist has big plans for U.S.

NEW YORK — The apostle bellowed in Portuguese to a packed crowd in a rented Astoria, Queens, church. “Get out, … Continued

Filmmaker Spike Lee focuses on faith in “Red Hook Summer’’

WASHINGTON — Spike Lee is not about to give up filmmaking but — at least for a moment or two … Continued

Mark Silk, a commentator on religion and politics who keeps above the fray

One of the smartest commentators on American politics and religion is someone you’ve probably never heard of. His wry and … Continued

Why Ross Douthat thinks we’re ‘a nation of heretics’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat doesn’t mince words in his new book “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation … Continued

Joel Osteen: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’

By Elizabeth Tenety Known for his focus on uplifting Christian messages and ability to stay away from controversial social and … Continued

Televangelist investigation: What is a church? Who is a minister? Should the tax man decide?

By David Waters With her trademark purple bible in hand, Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries takes to the stage … Continued

Out of Iraq: A Homily

By Deacon Greg KandraBlogger, “A Deacon’s Bench”; Contributor, On October 31, late on a Sunday afternoon, a young woman … Continued

Forecasting Black Church Futures

By Josef SorettColumbia University, and Contributor to Although we are only about halfway into 2010, it has already been … Continued

Social justice mandated by God

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

The questionable legacy of a prosperity preacher

Why does the “prosperity gospel” work so much better in drawing people than the Gospel of Jesus the Christ? I … Continued