Religion

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson on Religion

As the third Republican presidential debate approaches and the field narrows, Donald Trump and Ben Carson once again feu...

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Declining Tolerance in Indonesia

The image of Indonesia is often focused on its small, touristic island, Bali. Here, small, intricate offerings can be fo...

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Chris Tomlin and Rend Collective in Grand Rapids

On November 7, Chris Tomlin will be coming to Grand Rapids to the Van Andel Arena for his “Love Ran Red Tour.” Tomli...

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Ben Carson – Where the conflict really lies

In an interview with “Meet the Press” in September, presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked, “Do you believe t...

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Religion and Technology: Code for the Kingdom Hackathon

Last weekend, over 800 Christian coders and programmers gathered in 13 cities around the world to participate in a 48-ho...

Kurdish protestors in London march against ongoing ISIS violence in Syria and Iraq.
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ISIS to Execute 180 Assyrian Christians

Last February ISIS captured 230 hostages in a massive raid on Syria’s Khabur river valley villages, among this group a...

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Pope Francis meets Kim Davis

Two weeks ago, Pope Francis traveled through Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia in a historic visit to the ...

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Gregory A. Smith offers a new interpretation of Platonic dualism

On September 30th, last Wednesday, the Calvin classics and philosophy departments hosted Gregory A. Smith for a lecture ...

Umpqua Community College, the setting of the recent school shooting. Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Gunman targeted Christians during school shooting

Last Thursday, a gunman at Umpqua Community College in Oregon opened fire within the school, killing nine people and wou...

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Stampede during Muslim Pilgrimage: Over 700 Worshippers Killed

Last week Thursday, Muslims around the world met to celebrate the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Saudi city o...