A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Church of England Envisions 'Christianity-Centered Pagan Church'

06/23/2013 08:34
As part of its drive to retain congregation numbers, the Church of England is training its clergy to create a "pagan church" where Christianity will be "very much in the center," a British newspaper reports. The mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion is seeking to create new forms of...

Church’s seminar to offer ‘radical’ view on Christianity and the Cosmic Christ

06/23/2013 08:12
 Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey have been called mystics, prophets, heretics. Fox, a former Catholic priest the Vatican expelled for his views on feminism, sexuality and the priesthood, and Harvey, the follower of a Hindu guru who studied with a Tibetan mystic, will bring their “radical,...

God Doesn't Care If You Smoke Weed; Pastors Focus On Decriminalizing Unjust Drug Laws

06/15/2013 21:45
A network of pastors is speaking out against the so-called "war on drugs" and the devastating effect it has had, particularly on the black community. At a conference called "View from the Pulpit: Faith Leaders and Drug Decriminalization," held at American Baptist College in Nashville, religious...

Helsinki bishop blesses same-sex missionary couple

06/12/2013 20:42
The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission has selected a same-sex couple to lead its missionary work in the Mekong Delta in Asia. The consecration of the pair has caused indignation among more traditional members of the congregation.   The planned blessing of the same-sex...

Texas Christian University Recognizing Atheist Group, Embracing All Religions

06/11/2013 20:57
FORT WORTH– The recent recognition of an atheist student organization and the public promotion of different faiths have led some to question the religious policies of Texas Christian University (TCU). As previously reported, in February, a 32-year-old transfer student at TCU submitted paperwork to...

Church of Scotland Shreds Bible Canonizes Palestinian 'Scripture'

06/04/2013 20:08
    The Kirk has committed theological suicide in order to promote political inanities. The former Church of Scotland is defunct; the Church of Latter Day Scots has taken over the premises. At its recent General Assembly (May 18-24, 2013), the Church of Scotland adopted a...

Evangelical Lutheran Church elects first openly gay bishop

06/02/2013 20:36
A North Hollywood theology professor ordained just two years ago after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America dropped its ban on same-sex ministers was elected Friday as the church's first openly gay bishop. The Rev. R. Guy Erwin won a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which...

The Presbyterian Church Adrift?

05/29/2013 21:14
One of the largest Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in the United States is presently weighing the possibility of leaving the denomination due to theological differences. First Presbyterian Church of Houston, founded in the early nineteenth century and with an estimated 3,600 members, voted...

Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files

05/28/2013 21:53
For centuries, the church has maintained a second set of books containing sensitive documents such as notes on priests' alcohol abuse, disputes over parish funds and, later, molestation allegations. Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center...

Episcopal Leader Claims St. Paul of Tarsus' Curing of Demon-Possessed Girl Was Wrong

05/24/2013 07:45
The head of the Episcopal Church has garnered outrage from some in the Anglican Communion over her claim that St. Paul of Tarsus' curing of a demon-possessed slave girl as described in the Bible was wrong. In a sermon delivered before the Diocese of Venezuela on the island nation of Curaçao,...
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False Christs and Religions

Black Mass Planned for Oklahoma City

07/03/2014 22:31
For the second time this year, a public “Black Mass” is being planned—this time in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's...

Better than Scientology? The new Zuckerberg-based religion

05/27/2014 07:22
If you live in the Bay Area and suddenly, momentarily, lose your self-belief, there is always a religion to pick you up. You have a choice of either the established organizations, with their ornate meeting places, or you have the more modern faiths, which might have as their foundation anything...

Wicca growing in Popularity

06/23/2013 08:46
Friday, June 21 will be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for one religious group it's a time to celebrate the Oak King falling to the Holly King. We take a look at the often misunderstood Wiccan religion. Recently they’ve made inroads into popular acceptance, but practitioners...

Pet owners turning to psychics

06/15/2013 21:52
It's the age-old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers. Whether...

Hare Krishna sect is alive and well

06/03/2013 07:06
Nestled in the verdant, bucolic foothills of northeast Stokes County is a tiny religious community. It's called Hare Krishna, and a closer look at its beliefs finds more similarities than differences between it and the world's other major religions. Like Christians, the Krishnas believe in leading...

Scientology cult increasingly active on social network

05/30/2013 06:45
Not only with stalls in the cities, but also in social networking sites touting the controversial Scientology organization to members. The constitutional protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg warns is often difficult to identify who is behind the websites.   "Social...

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

05/29/2013 21:05
A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.   Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of...

Alien Space Cathedral Ran by Church of Scientology Discovered in New Mexico

01/02/2013 20:02
The Church of Scientology has allegedly built an alien space cathedral in a New Mexico desert. The allegation comes from BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney in his new book, "Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology." According to Sweeney, the cathedral is home to the writings of...

Warren Jeffs' Followers Preparing for End of the World; Authorities Concerned

01/01/2013 00:05
Warren Jeffs has told his followers to prepare for the end of the world, and authorities are taking his warning seriously. They are monitoring those communities that are still loyal to Jeffs in case something has been planned for a specific date. "The consensus seems to be that [Jeffs] is...

One world religion in the making?

07/15/2011 21:25
The three main pillars of the "New World Order" that the global elite want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and a one world religion.  A lot of attention gets paid to the development of the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little ...
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