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標準工時對質基督徒懶人包-工時與同性戀哪樣重要?

香港政府標準工時諮詢在七月底完畢。只剩約十天,已可斷定基督教基本上沒有理會這個議題,例如明光社認真討論工時的文章已是2012年了[a][b]。我在上篇文章已由聖經中的安息日,引申出基督徒要支持訂立最高/標準工時,不過今次以對答懶人包的方式製作。問者可是任何人,答者為基督徒。 首問:十戒中第幾戒是要守安息日︖(答案為第四戒) 答者懂與不懂的問題不大,… 詳閱

美南浸信會倫理及宗教自由委員會如何吸引年輕信徒支持?

In late March of 2012, Richard Land—the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and one of the few remaining scions of the Religious Right—watched his career unravel over the span of a few months. Just weeks after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Land responded t… 詳閱

美國首都將出現聖經博物館

The devout Christian family that upended a part of President Barack Obama’s health care law aims to open a Bible museum in Washington in 2017, a spokesperson for the project said Friday. The Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores, is contributing its vas… 詳閱

教牧於政治爭議中的立論與角色 (下)

筆者於上文指出教牧於當前紛擾的時局中,宜有三個基本立論(非絕對、非超然、非一律),並因應各人職份有所不同,至少有四個不同角色可供扮演。沒有一位教牧可扮演全部四重角色,他/她只能選取其一至二,或遊走於兩個角色之間,或予人印象某個角色較為鮮明。 一、祭司的角色 他們就說:「來吧!我們可以設計謀害耶利米;因為我們有祭司講律法,智慧人設謀… 詳閱

Christian persecution in China intensifies as pastor sentenced to 12 years in ‘miscarriage of justice’

The Christian pastor was sentenced on July 4 after being detained by Chinese police on November 17. A family member, Zhang Cuijuan, and another pastor, Chao Junling, were also detained and are awaiting sentencing. Pastor Zhang had been in a dispute with the Nanle County government since October over lan… 詳閱

哥頓學院失去城市合約,並將受學界評審

A Massachusetts town cut short its contract with Gordon College after the school’s president asked President Obama to exempt religious institutions from an expected non-discrimination order. Gordon president D. Michael Lindsay—also a CT board member—was among 14 other Christian thought and policy leaders, including CT’s executive editor Andy Crouch, wh… 詳閱

Hobby Lobby and the morning after pill: a victory for religious liberty?

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled in favour of Hobby Lobby’s Christian owners who refused to offer employees morning after and week after pills as part of the company’s health insurance plans. In a landmark decision, justices ruled by a 5-4 majority that closely-held businesses can uphold religious objections which allo… 詳閱

is leader – ‘Muslims must fight until Rome conquered’

In an impassioned audio address, the leader of Islamic militant group ISIS has declared that Muslims will continue fighting until they conquer Rome. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi used his latest message to call his radical followers to “rush” to his newfound pan-Islamic state, a stretch of land across Iraq and Syri… 詳閱

What Rowan Williams really said about Buddhism

Sensationalist headlines insist that the former Archbishop of Canterbury has turned to Buddhism – but has he really exchanged his mitre for an alms bowl? In an article for this week’s New Statesman, Lord Rowan Williams highlights the importance of ritual within his prayer life, sharing that he begins eac… 詳閱

天主教會與多個基督教宗派互認洗禮

Leaders of U.S. Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches will sign a historic agreement Tuesday in Austin by which the two traditions will formally recognize each other’s liturgical rites of baptism. The product of seven years of talks among five denominations, the agreement will be signed at 7:15 p.m. Tuesda… 詳閱
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