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I want to help, but I want to help me out of this situation more

Family member asked me to help Christian dude struggling with gay feelings. After agreeing to meet him I see his beliefs are way more extreme than I'm comfortable with. What do? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 1, 2014 - 25 answers

Recommendations for diverse Christian churches in Tricities, Washington?

My wife and I are relocating to Tricities, Washington, for a new job at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Our Christian faith is really important to us and we're looking for recommendations for culturally diverse, Spirit-led churches. We're coming from a smaller church, so I think we'd prefer something along the same lines, and we'd like to find opportunities to serve. Does anyone have recommendations for the area? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani on Aug 10, 2014 - 1 answer

Non-Christian student attending a deeply Christian music festival?

My friend, a music-performance major in college, has been offered a full-ride scholarship (with room and board) to a four-week Christian performing arts festival in Winona Lake, Indiana. Are they likely to have a good experience? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on May 16, 2014 - 40 answers

How did you decide between Catholicism and Protestantism?

If you converted from Catholicism to a Protestant denomination (or vice versa), what swayed you? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Apr 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Retro educational short about bees made by a Christian college.

On late night tv earlier this month I saw a 50s or 60s educational documentary about bees that was made in affiliation with a christian college in America. And it was hilarious. The first half was sort of straight-forward science about how bees work, and then toward the end it takes this turn about how we should all follow the old testament which would make us happy and productive like bees. And now I can't remember the name of the film company (which was named after the college) which apparently did many such educational shorts in that time (either 50s or 60s I don't remember which). Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by supercrayon on Mar 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Who are the most reputable Biblical scholars?

Who are the most reputable Biblical scholars, from various schools of thought (liberal, conservative, skeptical, etc.) [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on Feb 5, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for good Christian folk music...

So I'm looking for some good Christian folk, bluesy, or bluegrass music and have a few specific styles in mind... [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Nov 8, 2013 - 23 answers

Is there any answer I can give that won't result in more pushups?

I need advice for gracious, loving, kind, and assertive ways to deal with a very specific type of bullying. I don't really know what to call it, but I will describe it as best I can. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Jul 19, 2013 - 34 answers

Book of humorous Christian short stories for men?

Can you recommend a Christian book for men, that contains a humorous collection of short stories? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Jun 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a Bible that's easy on the eyes

Hello! I'm looking for a new Bible. I thought that with the myriad of editions available it'd be easy to find something that meets my criteria but it's actually harder than I thought! Here's what I'm looking for: NIV translation, large type (at least 12 pt font, preferably 14), single-column, and minimal see-through to the other side of the page ("ghosting"). I also prefer something cloth bound (basically sturdy and not just bound by glue!). Here's one Bible that comes close to what I was hoping for but the pages are a bit too transparent to be easily read (like the Norton anthologies to literature).
posted by lirael2008 on Jun 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Is my boyfriend's mom trolling me?

I received a gift from my boyfriend's mother that is at best in poor taste and at worst extremely offensive. How do I proceed? Super-fun cultural/religious beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Mar 28, 2013 - 99 answers

Community/resources for the religious-but-not-churchy?

I’ve become a person of (some) faith in the past year, and my life has been better for it. But it feels lonely not to fit into either the secular or religious communities—I'm not far enough along the spectrum one way or the other. Is there any way I can meet other people in a similar place? (Sorry, a little long and snowflake-y.) [more inside]
posted by honey wheat on Mar 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Christian Marclay's The Clock. List of films?

For my next viewing project, I was thinking of watching everything which appears in Christian Marclay's The Clock in order. Very slowly, obviously. Does anyone have a definitive list? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Mar 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Jesus says no!

Roomies' religious convictions are colliding with my lifestyle. They're saying no sex in the house, period. They want overnight guests to sleep in a separate room. I really need the house. How do I manage this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 52 answers

A guide to Christian theology?

I grew up in an atheist household and have never read the Bible. I would like to tackle that beast and start wandering through various branches of Christian theology, with my main goal to start in on Barth's complete works. Can you recommend a good Academic primer or companion to the Bible and general theology that doesn't try to convert me? I am interested in the topic in a scholarly/philosophic sense. I do have a good understanding of the Old World and its various empires and wars, but I am still in the shallow end as far as biblical knowledge is concerned.
posted by Think_Long on Feb 4, 2013 - 24 answers

I had some really encouraging fellowship last night...

Despite having no ties to the community beyond a few old facebook friends and the blogs they link to, I'm fascinated by the language quirks of modern conservative Christianity. Less so the specifically theological terms (washed in the blood, new life, etc.), but more how particular words and turns of phrase mark the speaker as belonging to the community even when they are not talking about premillenialism. [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Jan 17, 2013 - 49 answers

Looking for an articulate explanation of literal interpretation of the bible vs. non-literal

Bible filter: Question on biblical interpretation [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Dec 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Goodbye Portland

I want to move out of Portland. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 41 answers

Christian Martyrs

I have heard of a calendar depicting Christian Martyrs, and the ways they died (e.g. St Stephen/stoning) including paintings. Any ideas?
posted by ebesan on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Bible passages for a wedding?

Ideas for a wedding Bible reading that isn't 1st Corinthians 13? [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on May 22, 2012 - 16 answers

Its breaking my heart that I can't introduce her to Tiffany Aching

I am looking for YA books with a female main character, that will pass muster with very conservative Christian parents. [more inside]
posted by PercyByssheShelley on Mar 6, 2012 - 60 answers

Losing my (lack of) religion

Former Christian, happily married to a lifelong atheist for over two decades, considering returning to church. Very apprehensive. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Submitting to your husband in the 21st century

What does the man being the head of the household mean for a Christian husband and wife? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Aug 2, 2011 - 37 answers

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900?

Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Lasting potential?

Need some input on this relationship issue [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 - 30 answers

Looking for challenging books about the Christian faith

I'm looking for challenging, daring books about the Christian faith. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 30, 2011 - 38 answers

Christian tumblr recommendations

I want to follow more Christian tumblr blogs. Can you recommend any that have good quotes and/or write substantial blog posts? I would prefer a minimum of politics. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah on Apr 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Why was Jesus killed?

Why was Jesus of Nazarath (also called Jesus Christ) killed? What was going on in Roman occupied Jerusalem that lead up to his death? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Apr 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Christian History for the Non-Christian

Looking for good dispassionate history of the Christian church. I love to read history, and would like to go on a tangent. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Mar 4, 2011 - 25 answers

Should I consider a Christian preschool for my kid when I am a non-believer?

Religious preschool options. We are not religious. Am I overthinking this? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 10, 2011 - 44 answers

Help me find this Swedish trance musician.

Trying to remember a trance artist from back in the MP3.com days. [more inside]
posted by circular on Feb 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Christian/Buddhist Scripture

Looking for specific quotes from Buddhist and Christian scripture on two particular themes. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Jan 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Christian readings for discussion

I'm looking for short Christian/theological readings for a weekly group I'm facilitating this semester. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah on Jan 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Calendar finder.....

Calendar/ diary question.... I am in search for a 2011 replacement for the 2010 My Daily Walk Calendar [more inside]
posted by skillet on Nov 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Does anyone remember this kids Christian game show from the 1980s?

Probably a shot in the dark, but does anyone recall a kids game show that aired (briefly) during the mid-80s, featuring teams of religious schools competing "Family Feud"-style against one another answering questions about the Bible? [more inside]
posted by The Gooch on Nov 11, 2010 - 8 answers

God Bless Liberals!

Where are the liberal, progressive, Christian blogs and media? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Jul 20, 2010 - 27 answers

I'm looking for a capella/other Christian folk songs!

I've fallen in love with this song sung on A Praire Home Companion (starts around 0:26:36). Can ya'll give me some suggestions as to similar tunes? [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Jul 9, 2010 - 14 answers

How does an agnostic write an encouraging note to a religious relative?

How does an agnostic write an encouraging note to a religious relative? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Where can I donate my extra, used Bibles?

Where can I donate my extra, used Bibles? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Mar 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Freedom comes from limiting myself?!

I need help finding Christian (preferably Catholic) sources for the idea that freedom comes from submission to the will of God. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 answers

Jesus wants you to have good sex.

I'm looking for some Christ-centered sex-positive how-to books. For a friend. No, really. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Nov 30, 2009 - 21 answers

Comparing Koran, Bible

Comparing controversial sections of the Qur'an (Koran), and of the New and Old Testament sections of the Bible. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Sep 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Deconverting Christians

How do I convince [the more liberal] Christians to become atheists? (Issues you have with the wording of this question are likely addressed inside.) [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 3, 2009 - 83 answers

Advice for a non-believer interested in dating a woman with a solid christian background?

I am quite taken by a very quality woman - one catch.. she has a degree in theology and is saving herself for marrage. It's early to tell, but let's say she's the one for me.. is there even hope? Advice from people in inter-faith relationships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 41 answers

Looking for a book recommendation to study Revelations

Been reading the Bible in One Year...and nearing Revelations. Can anyone recommend a book on Revelations that comes from a Reformed perspective that is for the layperson? If not Reformed, other perspectives will do if you have any suggestions. In the end, I am sure nobody understands it but I have been putting of reading it and reading about it for years.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 22, 2009 - 16 answers

How to deal with 'innocent' stereotyping from a coworker?

How do you deal with ethnic stereotyping from a colleague in the form of innocent questions? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Jun 24, 2009 - 26 answers

Any books out there that give advice about dating a divorced mother?

Any books out there that give advice about dating a divorced mother? [more inside]
posted by bcredrabbit on Jun 6, 2009 - 2 answers

"I am a believer." In what?

"I am a believer." What does this mean, exactly? I think it means that the speaker believes in the resurrection of Christ, but I am wondering if it also conveys more information--perhaps that the person believes generally but does not identify with a particular denomination. Or does it indicate that they are an evangelical Christian? Is this something that a Roman Catholic would be likely to say? I've only been hearing this in the past few years--is that just coincidence, or has this expression recently gained currency for some reason?
posted by HotToddy on May 24, 2009 - 29 answers

Why should the church support gay marriage?

If you were writing a letter to the editor with the title, "Christian Church Mustn't Oppose Same-Sex Marriage," what facts and arguments would you include? [more inside]
posted by fogster on May 9, 2009 - 46 answers

Can I get a witness? How 'bout an opinion?

We're trying to come up with a baby boy name we both like. It has been a challenge. I have always loved the name Christian. My husband doesn't like it because of the obvious association, even though we were both raised Christian. He says he likes the way the name sounds, but dislikes the association, even though he believes the association is a positive one. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Apr 15, 2009 - 101 answers

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