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Campus Crusade for Christ's  Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”
  • Campus Crusade for Christ's Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”

Raj S. Ghai, tying his turban. "Sikhs from Punjab, the Indian state where most Sikhs live, have flatter, more rounded turbans."

Raj S. Ghai, tying his turban. "Sikhs from Punjab, the Indian state where most Sikhs live, have flatter, more rounded turbans."

There Is One God

We’re not Arabs or Hindus or Muslims, we’re Sikhs.

"The equality of all people and all religions is central to our faith. We didn't want to seem as though we were saying, 'No! We're not Muslims! Don't attack us! Those guys over there are Muslims! Go attack them!"

By Abe Opincar, Nov. 2, 2006 | Read the full article


Christmas without Jesus

Non-Christians at Yuletide.

“When I was growing up in New York, before the period when we started calling this the ‘Winter Season,’ it was the ‘Christmas Program,’ and I was in a choir singing Christmas songs at public school. I could still give you a few verses of ‘Adeste Fideles,’ but I could never bring myself to sing the line ‘Christ the Lord.’”

By Robert Kumpel, Dec. 14, 2001 | Read the full article


About 4:30 a.m. every day, devotees begin to gather in the temple. "We sing songs of praise to Krishna, and then we also engage in japa meditation."

About 4:30 a.m. every day, devotees begin to gather in the temple. "We sing songs of praise to Krishna, and then we also engage in japa meditation."

Lion-Shaped Means Wider in Front

After 30 years, Jeannette De Wyze revisits the Krishnas.

"The women with whom I lived took cold showers — and they showered every time they had a bowel movement. "

By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 3, 2006 | Read the full article


Horizon Christian Fellowship or Journey might be taken for high school campuses or big-box stores.

Horizon Christian Fellowship or Journey might be taken for high school campuses or big-box stores.

Church on Sunday?

If not, did you ever wonder why people do?

One man's search for Christianity's core.

By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009 | Read the full article


A Jew and a Christian seek the most authentic Christmas movie.

A Jew and a Christian seek the most authentic Christmas movie.

Joy to the Screen

Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a pretty good image of the Old Testament God — terrifying, all-powerful, full of bizarre commandments?

By Matthew Lickona and Scott Marks, Dec. 21, 2011 | Read the full article


Yellow Deli People: Mellow believers or cult of opportunists?

Turning the clock back 2000 years is no easy task.

By Dorian Hargrove, Jan. 2, 2013 | Read the full article

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