Day: November 4, 2015

René Girard has died

René Girard has died

According to Stanford University news, noted french philosopher René Girard has died, aged 91 years. René Girard was one of the leading thinkers of our era – a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies and “isms” to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history and human destiny. French theorist René Girard was […]

Pew Research: U.S. becoming less religious? Some of us

Pew Research: U.S. becoming less religious? Some of us

The Pew Research Center released a report yesterday stating that the U.S. public is becoming less religious, though a closer look at that reveals a differentiation: While religiously unaffiliated people in the U.S. are becoming less religious (praying less or not at all, not attending religious services, etc.) those who are already affiliated with religious […]

Archaeologists discover an ancient fortress overlooking King David’s Jerusalem

Archaeologists discover an ancient fortress overlooking King David’s Jerusalem

The fortress was built 2,000 years ago by King Antiochus Epiphanes, and until now its location has been unknown: Many thought it stood in what is now Jerusalem’s walled Old City, at spots such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or by the hilltop where two Jewish temples once towered and now house the Al Aqsa […]

Lutheran, Episcopal churches unite to stay sustainable in Baltimore

Lutheran, Episcopal churches unite to stay sustainable in Baltimore

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter in Baltimore, Md., is selling its buildings and moving in with the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in an unusual marriage of two churches: “People are saying that we’re moving to a post-denominational time, that young people don’t care if you’re Baptist or Methodist or Presbyterian,” said the […]

Trinity, Wall Street and NYC committee building a home for the homeless

Trinity, Wall Street and NYC committee building a home for the homeless

The Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC) of New York City is building a new and different residential center with the support of Trinity, Wall Street, combining emergency shelter (200 beds) with low-income housing (135 units) and services to create a place that will help residents move out of homelessness and into self-supporting living. A story in […]