Given how much suffering to the innocents is prevented by punishing violent criminals with harsh sentences, it is apt to say, as a federal appeals court judge once did, that “He who is kind to the cruel is cruel to the kind.”
Among Christian leaders, Pope Francis has been at the forefront of arguing against the death penalty.
Many people today argue that Jesus was history's first Marxist.
Rev. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor and co-founder of the president’s National Diversity Coalition, said Donald Trump is “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime.”
A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.
The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art
The misappropriation of Jesus as a socialist spokesman highlights how important it is for Christians to teach that socialism and Christianity are incompatible.
While emphasizing a shift toward individuality, humanist weddings generally draw from traditional aspects of religious weddings.
To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.
Christianity is the first major religion that, at its founding, stripped the state of its theocratic powers over the spiritual lives of the people.
As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.
While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.
Different cultural groups, and different individuals within them, respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. One theme remains constant, however: Heaven is the presence of God, in the company of others who have responded to God’s call in their own lives.
Detective fiction has been consistently interpreted as an inherently religious genre by such Christian literary luminaries as W.H. Auden and Dorothy L. Sayers
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.
The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.
In an age when democracy is clearly retreating, will America eventually succumb to autocracy while waving sayonara to democracy?
Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did. In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
They pulled through. Will we?
Cain and Abel represent rival responses to the suffering inherent in the human condition. Abel’s suffering leads to his self-development as a warrior. Cain’s suffering leads to envy, malevolence, and murder.
Could the ban be the first step towards the Netherlands becoming a religiously oppressive nation?
On Tuesday, the Netherlands joined a growing number of European nations to implement a "Burqa Ban." Here's why that's a good thing.
Freedom of the press is a crucial component to a virtuous, flourishing society, as Pope Francis affirmed on June 20 when he called for greater liberty for the press.
A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers
Growing numbers of Americans no longer believe in the Founders vision that the function of government is to protect citizen’s pre-existing and unalienable rights.
Lost in the emotional social media posts and virtue-signaling are serious questions that should be asked.