The Hidden Christians of Japan: Would You Consider Them Christian Today?

This semester my classes having been circling around Asia and the increasing support of Christian indigenization in non-western countries. It seems as if the west is really trying to make strides in not only respecting local, non-western backgrounds, but also supporting the adaptation of what has traditionally been seen as “Christian” to what fits the […]

We Need To Talk About the Great Pumpkin…And Some Other Things

On Halloween night, I stumbled across the Peanuts movie, “The Great Pumpkin,” and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. At one point Linus says, “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” Well, I don’t know about the Great Pumpkin, and […]

Popular Theologies in Higher Education

When you walk into any class about religion, especially in the beginning, you will notice words and terms getting thrown around that you may not have a full grasp on yet. One thing that may help in this situation is to know more about the theologies that are getting A LOT of discussion in higher […]

Early Christianity in India

When the new Miss America was crowned, I really didn’t think anything more about it than I normally would. However, I don’t think anyone could ignore the religious and cultural debates that followed. As a scholar of religion, what fascinated me the most were people’s assumptions (usually more wrong than right) about the faith life […]

When in Rome…

Even after all of these years in school, it still happens. I am in class, having a great time and learning so much when someone throws out a word that I either do not know or can’t remember what it means. Extra levels of mortification happen if the question is directed right at me or […]

It’s that time of year again

I love this time of the year! I cannot believe the first day of school is here. What used to be the time designated for picking up crayons, Trapper Keepers, and shopping for the best possible “first day of school outfit”, is now spent getting new IDs and picking up hundreds of dollars worth of […]

Top 6 Bible Versions

New King James Version The New King James Version (NKJV) is an update to the one of the most popular versions of the bible available and just includes simple updates to the English used, which has largely remained unchanged since the original King James Version was published in the early 1600’s. The original King James […]

Top 25 Religion Blogs in 2012

Theology is the systematic and rational study of religion and its influence, and is also a learned profession obtained via specific training in religious studies. Whether you’re studying one particular faith, or have interest in religion itself, you can learn quite a bit from others searching for the same truths. Anyone interested in religion, or […]

25 Theologians and Theology Enthusiasts You Should be Following on Twitter

Finding religious philosophy on the Internet isn’t difficult. Followers of any religion can find leaders who use sites, blogs, and social media formats to spread the word about their beliefs. How does Twitter fit into this religious enthusiasm? There has been some debate about the use of this social media platform for religious use; but, […]