Researchers at Stanford University have transformed ordinary fat cells into embryonic-like stem cells, according to a paper published in the official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
Apollo 11 mission commander and famed astronaut Neil Armstrong shocked reporters at a press conference Monday, announcing he had been convinced that his historic first step on the moon was part of an elaborate hoax orchestrated by the United States government.
As the Jewish High Holidays approach (Rosh Hashana begins the evening of Sept. 18), here's a short YouTube clip of Rabbi Benny Zippel of Salt Lake City. He's demonstrating the shofar, a ram's horn used during services to sound a call to worship.
A judge has ordered mediation in the case of a teen girl who says her family threatened to kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity. The 17-year-old girl, Rifqa Bary, ran away from her family in Columbus, Ohio, in July and took refuge in the home of the Rev. Blake Lorenz with the Global Revolution Church in Orlando, Florida.
Authorities in Guyana grew "uncomfortable" with the presence of Mormon missionaries who have been ordered to leave the South American country, a governing party leader said Thursday.
About 40 missionaries were briefly detained Wednesday and told to leave within a month as authorities said their travel documents were out of date.
Have you ever wondered where from the Bible we get the little God-Man-Christ-Response summary of the Gospel? Sometimes that summary gets poo-pooed a bit as a simplistic, manufactured reduction of the Gospel that really doesn't do justice to what the Bible actually says. (Yes, I said "poo-pooed.")
The physical part of the Ramadan fast is getting easier at this halfway point, and so my attention is shifting from making it through another afternoon to the spiritual lessons this experience offers me. For me, that means learning more of what it means to be a peacemaker between two faith communities. From both the vehemence of the negative responses I've received and the heartfelt appreciation in the positive responses, it's clearer to me than ever that this issue needs to be addressed.
Most people believe Christianity teaches that sex is inherently wrong, dirty or sinful. The phrase "Puritan", in fact, derives from the Christian group of the same name in the 17th century and has come to denote an attitude that sees sex as one of the great evils of the world. People often point to passages in the Bible cherry-picked from their contexts and historical settings in order to back this idea.
What happened to Demas?
We don’t know. All we know is that some of the last words the Apostle Paul wrote before his Roman execution expressed a heartbreak: “Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica” (2 Timothy 4:10).