April 10, 2008

A friend of mine who is a Harvard-educated attorney and former Episcopalian recently announced that she had become an "evangelical Christian." What she meant by that statement was that she had joined the growing ranks of Americans attending a non-denominational megachurch, this one in Southern...

April 11, 2007

On a global scale, scholar and author Philip Jenkins says, Christianity is headed south.


While membership in churches north of the equator, particularly in mainline denominations, generally is falling off, pews in the so-called "global South" are packed with believers, according...

July 29, 2003

In spite of two thousand years of growth and change, there are still some hallmarks that distinguish Christianity from all other, similar or not-so-similar, religious sects. While the range of beliefs among Christians can be quite wide, the following represent what is commonly shared.


July 29, 2003

We asked you on a survey to answer the question: Who is Jesus to you?

Below are some of your responses.




I see Christ in every person I meet. This makes me think that Jesus is not some abstract idea or demagogue; he is every person I...

July 29, 2003

One of the most difficult to explain, and often misunderstood concepts in the Christian faith is the belief in a trinitarian God, one God with three aspects. Often characterized as the 'Father,' Son,' and 'Holy Spirit,' the trinity represents God the Father/Creator, Jesus Christ the Son and...

July 28, 2003

The religion of “Christianity” is established on the life, work, death, and resurrection of a man named “Jesus of Nazareth,” as the story is told in four books of the Christian Bible, known as the “Gospels” (which means “Good News”).

According to the Bible, Jesus was a Jew who lived...