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8 Unhealthy Beliefs Christians Lean on to Hide Their Needs

5. I Must Sacrifice Myself at All Costs Matthew 16 speaks of surrender and forsaking our version of rightness for the sake of God at work in and through us.Then Jesus said to his disciples, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants... Read more

‘A Real Christian’: Avengers Cast Defends Chris Pratt after Twitter Denounces Him for His Christian Beliefs

'A Real Christian': Avengers Cast Defends Chris Pratt after Twitter Denounces Him for His Christian Beliefs Robert Downey, Jr., defended fellow Avenger actor Chris Pratt on social media this week after Twitter users attacked Pratt for his assumed political and theological beliefs.According to CBN News, after missing a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden, TV writer... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett Defends Her Pro-Life Beliefs: It’s the ‘Position of the Catholic Church’

Amy Coney Barrett Defends Her Pro-Life Beliefs: It's the 'Position of the Catholic Church' Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday stood by her signing of a newspaper pro-life ad and her membership in a faculty pro-life group, although she did not disclose to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee how she may rule in... Read more

Headteacher denies sacking Christian teacher because of her beliefs

Kristie Higgs is taking legal action against her former employer for unfair dismissal and discrimination(Photo: Christian Legal Centre)A school headteacher has denied dismissing a Christian teacher because of her beliefs about homosexuality.  Kristie Higgs, 44, is challenging her dismissal for gross misconduct by Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire, at an employment tribunal in Bristol this... Read more

5 Factors Fueling Dangerous Beliefs in America

The Story: A new survey on Holocaust knowledge reveals how many Americans live in alternative realities in which Holocaust denial and neo-Nazism are acceptable. Here are five factors shaping such radical and dangerous views. The Background: Earlier this week the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany released a survey on Holocaust knowledge among Americans... Read more

Study: Most Teenagers Still Take After Their Parents’ Religious Beliefs | RELEVANT

A new study from Pew shines a light on just how faith is passed down over generations in America today. The big takeaway: teenagers still take after their parents’ religious beliefs, for the most part. That’s especially true of Catholics and evangelicals. 81 percent of teenagers raised by Catholic parents and 80 percent of teenagers... Read more

Survey Reveals Many Evangelicals Hold Unbiblical Beliefs

The Story: A new survey reveals the theological beliefs of Americans about God, sin, salvation, heaven and hell, the church, and the Bible. And the results for evangelicals arent encouraging. The Background: The 2020 Ligonier Ministries’ State of Theology survey is a biennial survey conducted by LifeWay Research that takes the theological temperature of the... Read more

Funny Beliefs 6 | Grace

Laughter is a gift. An excessive blessing without a practical purpose. Other things can bring relief, connect us with each other, and reveal our faults, but laughter does these things with playfulness and joy. What does it look like to receive and give this form of grace? In this episode: The Parable of the Prodigal... Read more

Funny Beliefs 4 | Stories

Its hard to acknowledge an offensive joke. Youve failed on two fronts: you werent funny and your words were harmful. It contradicts stories we tell ourselves, like I wouldnt make a racist joke or I couldnt be sexist. In this episode, Ben shares how the practice of confession has helped him recognize his own harmful... Read more

Funny Beliefs 3 | Beautiful, Horrible People

What can we joke about? How far is too far? Our answers tend to be personal, which makes it hard to discuss why some humor is offensive. In this episode, Ben shares his search for an ethical framework that allows for great comedy, lines up with his Christian faith, and makes sense to collaborators with... Read more

Funny Beliefs 2 | Creators and Cultivators

Great comedians feel effortless, but behind each laugh is a lot of work. What is the work of humor, and what does that mean for us as we create and cultivate our own laughs? Written and recorded by Ben Fort Produced by Jonathan Clauson Art by Seth Hahne All music and lyrics by Ben Fort... Read more

Funny Beliefs 1 | Relief

Comedians and late-night hosts have increasingly been pausing the jokes to sincerely address events and issues. This raises interesting questions about humor. What is the relief of laughter, and is that enough for a hurting world? Have we been asking too little of comedians, or are we now asking too much? Written and recorded by... Read more