The cover illustration says it all. A simple monk on a mission. Ninety-five theses, or discussion points, in hand.
The Protestant Reformation and Freedom of Conscience
This year we celebrate 500 years of the Protestant Reformation.
The Reformation: An Apocalyptic Perspective
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), the self-described antichrist and disciple of the Greek god Dionysus, is undeniably one of Christianity’s bitterest philosophical enemies.
Love Those Reformers
Agape love is the central premise of Protestant Christian theology. According to The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics, “Luther’s rediscovery of the primacy of agape was the linchpin of the Reformation and the rediscovery of genuine Christian ethics.”1
Exploring the Global Challenge
Now, more than ever, we need a holistic understanding of religious freedom.
Two recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court relative to religious freedom and freedom of speech should give pause to those religiopolitical conservatives who insist that civil government is on a rampage against Christians and who believe the American secular state is determined to regulate speech in compliance with an agenda of coerced tolerance and legislated acceptance of diversity in various forms.
The Case of the Banned Church
While Jehovah’s Witnesses do have beliefs that put them decidedly out of the mainstream of Christianity, it’s not their beliefs per se that get them into trouble, but how they put some of them into practice.