Posts Categorized: christian dogma

IS “SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS” AN ANNOYING CLICHE?

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According to a recent Belief.netstory, roughly one-fifth of Americans describe themselves as “Spiritual but not Religious.” The story also says: A group of social scientists studied 346 people representing a wide range of religious backgrounds in an attempt to clarify what is implied when individuals describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.” Religiousness, they found,…
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What Christian Dogma Can Still Say to Us

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by John Backman Does Christian dogma still have value in a world that bears the scars of its misuse? In too many cases, this dogma has been used to distinguish “us” from “them,” faithful from heretic, giving license to exclusion, hostility, and sometimes violence. Even the church’s most fundamental statements of faith, like the Nicene…
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