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科學化宗教研究?

Hundreds of academics, pollsters, and other ne’er-do-wells are haunting Indianapolis this Halloween weekend. They’re gathering for the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) and the Religious Research Association (RRA). This interdisciplinary confab brings together sociologists, political scientists, demographers, psychologists, and social scientists who researc… 詳閱

競爭求勝孰對孰錯?

As with other aspects of business, so it is with competition: the evils and distortions that have sometimes accompanied competition have led people to conclude that competition is evil in itself. But this is not true. We can think of some good examples of competition in other areas of life… 詳閱

佔領香港、愛心與合一:反思以西結書十一章及拙劣舊約釋經

I read and listened to a sermon this week that involved the usage of Ezekiel 11. To put matter into a broad context, the sermon contains a call to unity in light of the Occupy HK protest. The call is for people of various opinions to be united under th… 詳閱

調查顯示多了美國人惋惜宗教失去政治影響力

The Story: According to a new Pew Research Center study released yesterday, a growing number of Americans think religion is losing influence in American life — and they want religion to play a greater role in U.S. politics. The Background: Since 2006, Pew had registered declining support for religion i… 詳閱

[有冇搞錯] 教內性騷擾問卷都鬧?!

請各位香港教徒留意一下這份禁聲的暴力問卷, 問下自己教會要不要參加. 如所屬教會不參與, 自己也可以填的. 問卷調查官網: http://www.hkcc.org.hk/acms/content.asp?site=hkcc&op=showbycode&code=Gender-Surve… 詳閱

不合作運動,暴力?

作者:楊穎禧 人大在八月三十一日為香港普選「落閘」,規定提名委員會按照2012特首選舉分為四大界別(即工商金融界、專業界,勞工宗教界、原政界組成)要參選特首必須得到提名委員會 半數支持才能通過成為候選人,而特首候選人定為兩至三名。順帶一提,文件中也提到特首可以普選後才會廢除功能組別。 然而,由於四大界別的分佈,提名委員會大多是由建制派(多為親共… 詳閱

基督徒面對更多壓逼

ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and Syria; Boko Haram in Nigeria; Kim Jong-un in North Korea; the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt — these are all players in a worsening world pattern of persecution targeting Christians as well as other religious and ethnic groups. The calamitous plight of the uprooted faithful in th… 詳閱

美國貧窮地區較多人在谷歌搜尋宗教關鍵字

In the hardest places to live in the United States, people spend a lot of time thinking about diets and religion. In the easiest places to live, people spend a lot of time thinking about cameras. This summer, The Upshot conducted an analysis of every county in the country t… 詳閱

基督徒與思想變革

思想變革其實是好事情!有人說,30歲以前你都是不斷地改變想法和觀念,而到了30歲以後你就開始固守城池,墨守自己的成規。在機構建制中,資深的管理人物自然大多是年長的,他們似乎常是改革的阻力?其實是不一定的,有的人很年輕就拒絕一切改變,而有的人年過60還精力十足地試圖開創新局。 基督徒理論上都贊成「心意更新而變化」,我們尤其喜歡如此鼓勵初信的人… 詳閱

“Spiritual but not religious” 式調查的誤導

“The ‘religion’ being rejected turns out to be quite unlike the religion being practiced and described by those affiliated with religious institutions. Likewise, the ‘spirituality’ being endorsed as an alternative is at least as widely practiced by those same religious people as it is by the people drawing a mora… 詳閱
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