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'When Jesus Met Muhammad ...'

Julian Bond | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

How do we put in practice what our founders taught- if we did inter faith would come naturally and be an integral part of our own religious practice. So what would it be like if Jesus and Muhammad met? It's a question which intrigues and excites me.

'Snake Salvation' Preacher Dead From Rattlesnake Bite

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A pastor who regularly appeared in a reality TV show about snake handling in church has died – of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died on Saturday even...

Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete?

Tony Lobl | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people - from the unselfish care of a Mother Teresa to the heart-pounding passion of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Yet with Valentine's Day upon us it's the romantic variety tugging at our heartstrings, especially if we lack that special someone to share it with.

Balls: The New Holy Land Is in Newtownabbey

Stephen Hagan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Hagan

The Reduced Shakespeare Company was scheduled to perform their production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) twice this month at The Mill Theatre in Newtownabbey, just outside Belfast. A week before it was scheduled, the local council 'persuaded' the artistic board to cancel the performances.

The Bible for Non-religious People, Part Five: Someone Else's Words to Shout or Sing

Ben Whitnall | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitnall

The Bible can function in the same way as your favourite novel, poem, movie script or soundbite-friendly pop scientist. You don't have to consider yourself religious to find words in the Bible that give voice to something you're struggling to say yourself.

The Bible for Non-religious People, Part Four: Creative Inspiration

Ben Whitnall | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitnall

We all need a little help to get the creative juices flowing from time to time. Maybe you're stuck for ideas, or just need something to get you started: a story, a character, a concept to embrace or to react against.

The Bible for Non-religious People, Part Three: A Unique Connection Point

Ben Whitnall | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitnall

When my grandad passed away and my nan was clearing out some of his things, I borrowed one of his old diaries. I had always loved listening to what he had to say; he was full of warmth and wisdom, and I wanted to hear more of his words, even if they were written before I was born.

From the Outside Looking In

Julian Tan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

As a Malaysian who has been in Britain for the past six years for higher education, I, like many other Malaysians living overseas have had the painfully frustrating ordeal of witnessing the socio-political travesties that have developed in recent years back home.

The Bible for Non-Religious People. Part 2: Decisions Are Made by Those Who Show Up

Ben Whitnall | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

You don't consider yourself a Christian - or a religious person in any way, in fact. So why should you read the Bible - surely that's just for people who go to church every Sunday?

The Bible for Non-Religious People: Part 1 - An Undervalued Resource

Ben Whitnall | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

Here we go, then: new year, new start, new resolutions, a time to try new things. My suggestion for 2014? Check out the massively influential, blockbuster-inspiring, world best-selling book... that nobody reads.

The Muslim Prophet of Nazareth

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The common theological heritage and the mutual reverence of Jesus and his mother by both Muslims and Christians has sadly, become sullied throughout history as Islam and Christianity are often portrayed as implacable enemies, embroiled in conflict. The reality is, despite the troubled history. there have been epochs where Christians and Muslim have co-existed in peace.

Does the Bible Have a Role to Play in Social Care - In China?

Ben Whitnall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

At the conference on the role of Christianity in China, which was sponsored by Bible Society, a government official called on the Church to take care of China's growing number of elderly people. 'It is a big challenge for the authorities and for the Church,' said government spokesman Wang Xinhua.

Banish The Bible?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK

Queries have been raised over whether the Bible is a necessity when asking people to being honest in court. Magistrates are to debate whether to do...

Only Muslims Can Use The Word ‘Allah' To Refer To God

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Malaysian appeal court has ruled that non-Muslims may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God. The decision overturns a 2009 lower court ru...

David Cameron Shouldn't Be Calling the Bible a 'Handbook' for 'Moral Guidance'

Ben Whitnall | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Whitnall

I'm glad David Cameron appreciates and values the Christian Scriptures. I hope he increasingly encounters and engages with them. I'm confident that, as he does, he'll discover the Bible is a much bigger story than anything so small as a 'handbook for moral guidance'.

Bruce Springsteen's Light Shines Through the Darkness of Self-Loathing

Tony Lobl | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tony Lobl

The Boss is top of the live pops - he has just been voted No.1 among the 50 best acts currently performing. This accolade from a Rolling Stone panel ...

Welby's War on Wonga - What's the Bigger Picture?

Ben Whitnall | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Ben Whitnall

There's plenty in Scripture - in the form of laws, sayings, parables and stories - about money-lending and financial practices. So, going by his own church's sacred text, does Welby's suggestion take things too far?

The Toxic Creed That Unites New Atheists and Televangelists: Don't Bother With the Bible

Ben Whitnall | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitnall

What can televangelists and new atheists have in common? Apart from the hyperbole and the cheap shots and the infuriating sense of certainty, that is... For me, they are also too often united in encouraging an unthinking dismissiveness of the Bible.

Are You Buying Stuff Cecause of Low Self-Esteem?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Financial freedom is not a Pollyanna'ish vision of a lifestyle bereft of funds, nor is it the idea that one can easily generate sufficient passive income to fund a desired lifestyle without having to do any actual work. It is the idea that you can live without financial fear, without debt feeding your sleep with nightmare.

The Gospel According To Piers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Piers Morgan's fierce attack on gun laws has sparked outrage, but the CNN host may have gone too far for conservative Americans this time. The for...

8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

If this Christmas "state of mind" helps free us from stress during the holiday season wouldn't we want to keep bringing out these same spiritual elements in our lives throughout the year?

Cameron Keeps The Faith

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron struck an overtly-religious tone in a Christmas message to the nation on Monday - quoting the Bible and referring to his own personal fa...

Light Darkness and Shadow: Art and the Meaning of Life

Naftali Brawer | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
Naftali Brawer

But what is the human form if not a pile of junk? We are, if one were to take a reductionist or mechanistic view, nothing more than a collection of bones, organs and muscles.

Has Evidence Of Noah's Ark Finally Been Found?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

The Great Flood revealed in the Biblical Story of Noah's Ark may have actually happened, according to one of the world's best-known underwater archaeo...

Noah Way: Creationist Spends €1m Building Real-Life Ark

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

Even by Old Testament standards, the story of Noah and the Ark is pretty, well, Biblical in proportion. All of the world's animals entering a giant...