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4 Common Disciple-Making Mistakes to Avoid

I’ve been discipling women for 40 years, but these misbeliefs once restrained my disciple-making.

Jerry Falwell’s legacy: A thriving Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va.(RNS) A crimson-colored “LU,” emblazoned in 11-foot letters on a forested mountainside against a backdrop of white limestone, tells … Continued

World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Students show their hands painted to look like red ribbons during a World AIDS Day event at a … Continued

Episcopal priest faces scrutiny over nude art photos

ST. LOUIS — In the middle of the 16th century, Catholic bishops and theologians met sporadically in the city of … Continued

Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?

Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses — just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of … Continued

Mary Magdalene to Rush Limbaugh: Your apology is too little, too late

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio talk show host, attempted to silence women’s voices in the public square through sexual shaming. The … Continued

Re-branding a religion is hard to do, and not always successful

NEW YORK — Did leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention hurt their missionary cause by opting not to change the … Continued

At Sukkot, internalizing God

The holiday time is a process and experience of internalization of God as the core and goal of our lives, … Continued

Pray for those who compete in business against you

By Christopher Cunningham As I focus on closing 2010 with strong business sales, there may be only one thing I … Continued

What determines if sex is good or bad?

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

A metaphorical journey… of transformation

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

The journey inward precedes the journey outward

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Save energy, self-discover at home

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Christianity compels us to love the spiritual, not just the religious

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

An open letter to Anne Rice

Dear Anne Rice, Your decision to leave the Catholic Church and to leave Christianity prompted the On Faith panel questions … Continued

Celebrating selfless prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Pope Benedict’s karma

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Everyday believers vs. institutional scandal

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Haiti and the law of karma

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Business as usual for Vatican Enterprises, Inc.

‘It is business as usual,” said the Archbishop of Canterbury at the press conference announcing the Vatican’s latest attempt to … Continued