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  • An examination of religion in modern Japan, including sociological analysis of ideological conflicts, a short history of Japanese religion and modernization, and speculation on future societal changes

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    Religion and Religious Identity in Modern Japan

    by Alisha Adkins26

  • Written from a Christian perspective, this article proposes that the Tanach (also the Mikra, Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament) promised a Messiah that was human and divine.

    Did the Tanach Promise a Divine Messiah?

    Did the Tanach Promise a Divine Messiah?

    by Marcelo Carcach1

  • Every sermon should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. There should be a focus statement and function statement as well as obvious points that listeners should understand.

    Benefits of Your Barrenness

    Benefits of Your Barrenness

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • The book of John informs us that the "Word"-"Jesus" was in the beginning of creation. A frequently repeated, untranslated Hebrew word in the Old Testament reveals this very truth.

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    The Aleph and Tav in the Hebrew Scriptures

    by Tamarajo4

  • Miracles are presented in the Bible as if they actually happened. Are those claims believable? Here's how the Bible itself defends its credibility regarding miracles.

    Are the Miracles in the Bible Real?

    Are the Miracles in the Bible Real?

    by Ronald E Franklin3

  • Most people pray and pray for the same thing. Sometimes nothing happens until the person gives up. It is called "Relinquishment." The prayer is answered only after the person completely lets go.

    Prayer of Relinquishment

    Prayer of Relinquishment

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • Hygge is a new take on an old practice. As it slowly increases in popularity, there are aspects of Hygge that should be considered both positively and negatively by the Christian community.

    Why Christians Should Embrace Hygge

    Why Christians Should Embrace Hygge

    by Brigette Anne Henry2

  • For decades scientists have felt that it was highly improbable that universe should exist. New evidence shows it’s existence is impossible. Will the "God of the gaps" be the answer?

    The Existence of the Universe is Impossible

    The Existence of the Universe is Impossible

    by Anna Watson0

  • Can Christians believe in Evolution? What are the different Christian beliefs about creation? Resources to help you decide what to believe.

    How Christians Can Believe Evolution

    How Christians Can Believe Evolution

    by Virginia Kearney14

  • Nowadays, Christianity has encompassed a lot of Western society, especially during times like Christmas and Easter. Despite this, there are traces of paganism can be found within mainstream society.

    The Marriage of Christianity and Paganism

    The Marriage of Christianity and Paganism

    by Robin Goodfellow2

  • The conversion process for becoming a Conservative Jew involves extensive study, living a Jewish life, circumcision (for men), examination by a rabbinic court, and immersion in the ritual bath.

    How to Convert to Conservative Judaism

    How to Convert to Conservative Judaism

    by Brainy Bunny10

  • Scores of people have made a claim that they are the second coming of Jesus Christ; none have been taken seriously except by a small coterie of followers.

    People Claiming to Be Jesus

    People Claiming to Be Jesus

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • Karma is defined as the result of intentional actions through body, speech, or mind. These actions mold the conscious in a way that crafts one’s future life or rebirth.

    Karma and Rebirth in Buddhism

    Karma and Rebirth in Buddhism

    by Tara Mapes3

  • Everything Daya Mata has done reflects the discipline she learned at the feet of the great spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda. Her books are filled with love.

    Review of Sri Daya Mata's Book, "Only Love"

    Review of Sri Daya Mata's Book, "Only Love"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The Olympian gods, the twelve gods of Mount Olympus, are today the most famous gods of the Ancient Greek pantheon, and are central to many of the mythological stories that survive.

    The Gods of Mount Olympus

    The Gods of Mount Olympus

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • An overview of the Greek New Testament manuscripts from the first three centuries of the church; their history, quality, and distribution with a description of several important manuscripts.

    The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts

    The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts

    by B A Johnson0

  • The purpose of this article will uncover the origins of the tithe, how it originated, why it started and the reason for why the tithe was eliminated through the finished work of Christ.

    Tithing on Trial

    Tithing on Trial

    by PlanksandNails17

  • This article discusses the differences between meat being kosher by designation of the animal and slaughter along with additional ethical precepts such as treating an animal to prevent suffering.

    Is Veal Kosher?

    Is Veal Kosher?

    by Natalie Frank3

  • Scylla and Charybdis were two of the monsters that existed in the stories of Greek mythology. Encountered by Odysseus, the pair would give rise to a saying, "between a rock and a hard place".

    Scylla and Charybdis: Monsters of Greek mythology

    Scylla and Charybdis: Monsters of Greek mythology

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • Genesis makes it clear that Adam was not the first human in existence and that the flood was not global. Correcting these misconceptions takes pre-flood Genesis out of the realm of mythology and grounds it in known history

    Adam Was Not the First Human, for the Bible Tells Us So

    Adam Was Not the First Human, for the Bible Tells Us So

    by Jeremy Christian301

  • It is no doubt that the Bible should be the main source for sermons. However, the Bible should not be the only source a preacher uses if he or she intends to connect to listeners.

    Preachers Should Use Various Sources for Sermons

    Preachers Should Use Various Sources for Sermons

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • The Bible covers many different eating customs. There are some interesting things concerning eating in the Bible. Most people don't recognize the eating motifs as customs.

    Eating Customs in the Bible

    Eating Customs in the Bible

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • What does it mean to be "rich in Christ? It means the God, our rich king, bestowed all of his riches on us, in our poverty. Read to hear this truth illustrated in a creative, new manner. A teaching on I Peter 3.

    What Becoming Rich in Christ Means

    What Becoming Rich in Christ Means

    by Sharilee Swaity20

  • Orthodox Christian life revolves around the liturgical year. Starting in September we celebrate Christ through the 2000 year history of the church.

    A Year in the Liturgical Orthodox Life

    A Year in the Liturgical Orthodox Life

    by Steve Crenshaw0

  • Why are we interested in the views that ten scientists had about God? The answer is that, unintentionally or not, these scientists had a greater impact on theology than most theologians.

    10 Brilliant Scientists and Their Views of God

    10 Brilliant Scientists and Their Views of God

    by Hugh Williamson100

  • This hub article takes beginners through Chapters 32-37 of the Book of Genesis from the Bible. This hub focuses on Judah & Tamar, Joseph & Potiphar's wife, Joseph's imprisonment and rule over Egypt.

    Book of Genesis for Beginners: Chapters 38-42

    Book of Genesis for Beginners: Chapters 38-42

    by The Reluctant Revivalist0

  • I've recently read some things claiming that a Christian cannot be solitary. But that belief shows ignorance. Let's discuss the idea of practicing religion alone.

    Thoughts on Solitary Christianity: Go For It!

    Thoughts on Solitary Christianity: Go For It!

    by Rachael Lefler3

  • Not all religions believe in the ritual of baptism (cleansing, washing). Those who do have their own take on its necessity. Some view it as sacramental, others as symbolic, and others as both.

    Which Religions Practice Baptism? Which Do Not?

    Which Religions Practice Baptism? Which Do Not?

    by Beverley Byer7

  • In Greek mythology, Hera was the wife of Zeus, and was one of the most powerful deities of Mount Olympus. Many of the stories of Hera saw her dealing with the lovers of her husband.

    The Goddess Hera in Greek Mythology

    The Goddess Hera in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain1

  • Invocation for a Public Meeting After receiving more than 16,000 views of my previous hub "Sample Invocation", I felt that another sample for a different context would be appropriate. This is based on more than 20 years of experience praying...

    Sample Invocation for a Public Meeting

    Sample Invocation for a Public Meeting

    by mbogartministries8

  • Metis was one of the deities of the Ancient Greek pantheon. A second generation Titan, Metis would become famous as the first wife of Zeus; a prophecy though would prove to be her downfall.

    The Titan Goddess Metis in Greek Mythology

    The Titan Goddess Metis in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • Buddhism is a religion that requires the separation of self from reality. The ego must be cast aside completely to achieve an escape from constant rebirth.

    The Fundamentals of Buddhism

    The Fundamentals of Buddhism

    by Tara Mapes2

  • Ever wonder what physical materials were used to write the texts of the Bible, or when writing and such materials were invented and if they correspond with biblical claims? This article adresses those questions and provides insightful information for any student of the Bible and its physical construction.

    The Mechanics of Scripture:  Materials Used to Write the Bible

    The Mechanics of Scripture: Materials Used to Write the Bible

    by Mandrake_19754

  • The most articulate atheists making the most effective arguments against religious belief, while refuting popular apologists and common arguments for the existence of God. Enjoy!

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    3 Famous Atheists & Their Best Arguments

    by Sam5

  • Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?

    Grigio, the Furry Angel

    Grigio, the Furry Angel

    by Bede4

  • The theme of this article is not to argue with beliefs, but to suggest alternative views about creation and the hereafter.

    The Beginning of God

    The Beginning of God

    by Glenn Stok33

  • “If, then, you sometimes fall, do not lose heart, or cease striving to make progress, for even out of your fall God will bring good, just as a man selling an antidote will drink poison before he takes it in order to prove its power.” ~ St....

    Summary of St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle

    Summary of St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle

    by Jenna Ditsch14

  • This article discusses religions that have a personal god compared to those that have a more impersonal god. The similarities and differences are covered to help readers gain perspective and knowledge. Religions discussed include Islam, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, and Judaism.

    How Would You Like Your Religion: A Personal or Impersonal God?

    How Would You Like Your Religion: A Personal or Impersonal God?

    by Peter V16

  • God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    El Shaddai—The All Sufficient God

    by Tamarajo50

  • According to Christians, God certainly does exist. I'll explain why. But it seems some people aren't really buying it. Gee, we ought to come up with a name for those kind of people. Hmm...

    Does God Exist? Probably.

    Does God Exist? Probably.

    by Your Angry Theist1

  • There is no guessing about Sarah, Naomi, Elizabeth and Anna. The text states that they are old. It is their legacy and influence which make them worthy models for men and women of all times.

    Four Aged Bible Women and Their Spiritual Legacies

    Four Aged Bible Women and Their Spiritual Legacies

    by Dora Weithers60

  • According to the Bible, there are three heavens and not just one. It is interesting to find out more about the three heavens and the characteristics of them.

    Three Heavens According to the Bible

    Three Heavens According to the Bible

    by Margaret Minnicks23

  • Religious imagery is a key component of almost all world religions. From crosses to the Star of David, here are brief descriptions of popular religious symbols.

    Meanings of Various Religious Symbols

    Meanings of Various Religious Symbols

    by Kathleen Odenthal9

  • Is the celebration of Christmas supported by the Bible? This article attempts to answer this question with a set of thoughtful and mind-provoking points pertaining to Christmas and its traditions.

    Is the Celebration of Christmas Biblical?

    Is the Celebration of Christmas Biblical?

    by Larry Slawson13

  • The first and second great temples were demolished through sin. And it is through sin that they remain destroyed. Is there hope for restoration?

    The Destruction of the Temple

    The Destruction of the Temple

    by Anna Watson3

  • When your father is Zeus and your mother is Demeter, I suppose it is no surprise when everyone wants you for their own. Beautiful as she was, Persephone finally found love with Hades and became the Queen of the Underworld. There, her level headedness and compassion helped to soften her husband, but just a little.

    Persephone: Queen of the Underworld

    Persephone: Queen of the Underworld

    by Anita Smith0

  • Whenever we think of angels, we think of these heavenly, cherubic beings, sitting on white, fluffy clouds while playing harps. But what do they really do? And how do they help us?

    The Angels: Who Are They and Why They Matter

    The Angels: Who Are They and Why They Matter

    by Robin Goodfellow0

  • There are several pieces of articles every Christian must put on every day, according to Ephesians 6:10-20.

    The Whole Armor of God

    The Whole Armor of God

    by Margaret Minnicks3

  • There are few couples in the history of America who have had as beautiful and influential a marriage as that of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. He is still renowned as one of the foremost theologians and preachers of his day, and widely respected as a...

    The Life of Sarah Edwards

    The Life of Sarah Edwards

    by collegatariat8

  • People are leaving the Christian Church at an alarming rate. Detective J. Warner Wallace says that the reason is the Church's failure to answer important questions. His book tells the answers to give.

    Book Review: Forensic Faith

    Book Review: Forensic Faith

    by Joel Furches1

  • Most Bible scholars overlook this, but Psalm 27 has two distinct parts. It is interesting to learn about these two parts.

    Psalm 27 Explained in Detail

    Psalm 27 Explained in Detail

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • There is no evidence that Jesus actually existed as an historical person. Some Biblical scholars have concluded that Jesus is totally mythological—a melding of Jewish, Hellenistic and pagan religion.

    Did Jesus Exist or Is It All a Myth?

    Did Jesus Exist or Is It All a Myth?

    by Catherine Giordano349

  • Where in Scripture does it say that God was '3 in 1'? Searching diligently we find ample proof that indeed God is Triune in nature.

    3 in 1? The Mystery of the Trinity

    3 in 1? The Mystery of the Trinity

    by Susan Grove2

  • As our prayer life deepens, we experience a richer relationship with God. We grow stronger in our Christian walk and witness, and we ask and receive answers to prayers.

    7 Steps to More Effective Prayer

    7 Steps to More Effective Prayer

    by Yvette Stupart3

  • Explanations of the different Catholic symbols: these symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards an understanding of complex philosophies. Images included.

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    by MM Del Rosario122

  • Will you join me in examining the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30, along with other parables that speak to it?

    Parable of the Talents

    Parable of the Talents

    by Betty A F4

  • Fertility symbols and fertility rituals are present in many cultures and faiths. Hinduism makes extensive use of fertility symbols and fertility rituals in religious practices.

    Hindu Gods and Symbols of Fertility

    Hindu Gods and Symbols of Fertility

    by Vinaya Ghimire31

  • The Bible covers every aspect of any given subject. In order to rightly-divide, a subject must be completely examined. In this article, we will look at the subject of "bread," within the scriptures.

    Biblical Foods: Bread

    Biblical Foods: Bread

    by Betty A F4

  • The reasons for the Jewish persecution of the early church, significant events in the evolution of persecution, and a comparison of the treatment of James the Righteous (the just) and Paul of Tarsus.

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    Why Did the Jews Persecute the First Christians?

    by B A Johnson2

  • A detailed synopsis of the meaning and makings of the 3 synoptic gospels. This article is also a continuation to my previous hub "Comparing the Gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John".

    The Synoptic Gospels

    The Synoptic Gospels

    by Cholee Clay8

  • If you are a religious person then you have asked yourself this question a million times. I bet you ask yourself this question whenever things start falling apart- Well, Does He?

    Does God really care?

    Does God really care?

    by Patrick2

  • Premillennial eschatology dates all the way back to the time of the apostles. This confession of faith can be used by independent churches to outline their beliefs on the end times.

    Premillennial Eschatology Confession of Faith

    Premillennial Eschatology Confession of Faith

    by deorganicchurch0

  • A lot Christians are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ. While it will be the second coming, the Bible speaks of three comings of Jesus. This article explains in detail.

    The Three Comings of Jesus Christ

    The Three Comings of Jesus Christ

    by Margaret Minnicks9

  • October is when many Christians celebrate St. Frances, the patron saint of animals. Many churches this month will set aside a special day to bless people's pets. Can animals be spiritual?

    Are Animals Spiritual?

    Are Animals Spiritual?

    by Anna Watson1

  • These two Biblical heroes had very different reactions to cruelty, injustice, and betrayal.

    Jonah and Joseph

    Jonah and Joseph

    by Anna Watson3

  • Classroom quotes from the Book of Proverbs are listed under the following headings: Obedience, Good Education, Good vs Bad Habits, Good Conduct, and Good Friendships. Perfect for daily use.

    50 Classroom Quotes From the Book of Proverbs

    50 Classroom Quotes From the Book of Proverbs

    by Dora Weithers57

  • Who was Buddha? What are the facts and myths of his life? What are the basics of his teachings? Are the teachings of Buddha a practical philosophy for the 21st century?

    Understanding the Life and Teachings of Buddha

    Understanding the Life and Teachings of Buddha

    by Catherine Giordano53

  • A discussion of the "Do unto others" Bible verse. Matthew 7:12: "In everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." The Golden Rule Bible verse. Love your neighbor as yourself bible verse.

    The “Do Unto Others” Bible Verse

    The “Do Unto Others” Bible Verse

    by Justin Aptaker11

  • This article explores the different denominations of Satanism, what they represent, and makes an effort to change the stereotypes that surround a legitimate religion.

    Debunking the Stereotypes of Satanism

    Debunking the Stereotypes of Satanism

    by Sarah Jason0

  • This is a study of an Old Testament structure that has quite a bit to teach us about the New Testament understanding of dwelling with God through Christ.

    The Purpose of the Wilderness Tabernacle

    The Purpose of the Wilderness Tabernacle

    by Tamarajo9

  • The religion of Buddha was based on morality and democratic principles besides being simple and practical.

    Teachings of Buddhism

    Teachings of Buddhism

    by Varsha0

  • Do Muslims believe in Hell like Christians do? According to Islam, on the Last Day, the world will be destroyed and the dead will be raised to go to hell or paradise depending on their deeds.

    Does Islam Believe in Hell?

    Does Islam Believe in Hell?

    by myvenn7

  • There is no simple answer to the question of whether Hinduism is monotheistic, polytheistic, pantheistic, or something else entirely. The term “Hinduism” embraces a wide array of philosophies and practices, and while certain Hindus may think and...

    Is Hinduism Monotheistic or Polytheistic?

    Is Hinduism Monotheistic or Polytheistic?

    by Justin Aptaker8

  • This is a tutorial on the Bible study method known as block diagramming. This approach has also been called text flow diagramming, semantic diagramming, and phrasing.

    Block Diagramming for Bible Study

    Block Diagramming for Bible Study

    by Steven Long0

  • God intended marriage to be a union filled with His holy love. Unfortunately for Jacob, his was anything but.

    And He Loved Rachel

    And He Loved Rachel

    by Anna Watson0

  • It's popular for some people to ask "What would Jesus do or say" when confronted with some situation. Let's take a look at what Jesus has been said to have said or done in various situations.

    What Did Jesus Say and What Did He Do?

    What Did Jesus Say and What Did He Do?

    by The Medicine Man5

  • From raising a child to creating a sculpture, patience is essential if a masterpiece is to result. The muscles of patience grow strong through practice. Four saints exemplify this virtue very well.

    Patron Saints for the Impatient

    Patron Saints for the Impatient

    by Bede2

  • November 1st is All Saints’ Day for members of the Christian Church.

    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day

    by Anna Watson0

  • Can women in the twenty-first century benefit from the instructions of a Bible, written in ancient times and credited by some with prejudice and humiliation toward women? Wendy Alsup gives answers.

    Is the Bible Good for Women? (Book Review)

    Is the Bible Good for Women? (Book Review)

    by Dora Weithers26

  • The Beatitudes remind us that we are blessed in certain situations of our lives. Jesus taught the multitudes how they are blessed and he teaches us the same things.

    The Beatitudes: Ways to Be Blessed

    The Beatitudes: Ways to Be Blessed

    by Margaret Minnicks0

  • An academic discussion on Saint Brigit and her dual life in Christianity and Celtic Paganism.

    Brigith: the Liminal Goddess

    Brigith: the Liminal Goddess

    by Abigail Linhardt0

  • I am a person still searching for my sense of the truth of our Universe. I have been investigating Zen Buddhism, and deeply feel the things that I am reading. I have a regular meditation practice.

    Buddhism: The Middle Way

    Buddhism: The Middle Way

    by Jean Bakula27

  • This article discusses the unique nature of Jewish leadership and the way it was embodied in Joshua. Separation of powers as it applies to Jewish leadership with Joshua and now is also considered.

    Joshua: What We Can Learn About Leadership

    Joshua: What We Can Learn About Leadership

    by Natalie Frank5

  • There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following six Bible mothers are among them but each displays unique significant strengths of character.

    Four Bible Mothers and Their Significant Strengths

    Four Bible Mothers and Their Significant Strengths

    by Dora Weithers52

  • Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Michal, one of King David's wives, knew what it was to both love and be loved, yet her life was still tragic.

    To Have Loved and Have Lost

    To Have Loved and Have Lost

    by Anna Watson0

  • Learn what itikaf is, when it is observed, the conditions of itikaf, what nullifies itikaf, and much more.

    What to Do During Itikaf

    What to Do During Itikaf

    by L Sarhan2

  • Chaplain William H. Schnackenberg IV debuts his first book as an autobiography centered around existential decay and redemption.

    Book Review: Blue Collar Believer

    Book Review: Blue Collar Believer

    by Joel Furches0

  • What is the Spirit of Prophecy according to scripture, and how can we apply it properly?

    The Spirit of Prophecy

    The Spirit of Prophecy

    by Tony Muse9

  • A look at Paul's response to Ananias after he had been unjustly struck in the mouth in Acts 23:3.

    You Whitewashed Wall!

    You Whitewashed Wall!

    by Tony Muse6

  • Apologetics is the defense of the Christian worldview. These eleven women show that the modern practice of Christian apologetics would not be the same without contributions from women of faith.

    The Women of Christian Apologetics

    The Women of Christian Apologetics

    by Joel Furches0

  • The book of Proverbs will lend us some insight into the tree of life, with its four mentions. We will take a look at how this thread weaves throughout the tapestry of the Scriptures.

    Proverbs and the Tree of Life

    Proverbs and the Tree of Life

    by Tamarajo8

  • Ramadan this year will begin on May 15th (2018). It is the holiest month in the Islamic year (1439). This hub is a guide to Ramadan for non-Muslims, especially those living in the Gulf States.

    The Holy Month of Ramadan

    The Holy Month of Ramadan

    by Dave McClure72

  • A brief overview of what Shintoism is, including what is worshipped and why.

    A Shintoism Overview

    A Shintoism Overview

    by Akbok21

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