Christianity Weekly Newsletter
Christianity Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)

Forgive my ignorance in asking this question, or if I am making a sweeping generalization. But I feel like my observation is a very common one, and I am surprised that nobody else has asked the …

lds culture  
asked by Ryan 9 votes
answered by Matt 9 votes

Which Psalms did Wesley leave out in Sunday Service of the Methodists? and why?

John Wesley published a modified Book of Common Prayer under the name Sunday Service of the Methodists, in which he says in the preface: I believe there is no Liturgy in the world, either in …

liturgy methodist psalm wesley  
asked by david brainerd 9 votes

Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?

As a protestant, the concept of the sinless state of Mary is one of the hardest aspects of Catholicism to swallow. The historical account of the adoption of this doctrine doesn't lend any credibility …

catholicism perpetual-virginity  
asked by Flimzy 8 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 1 vote

Where does the tradition come from that Noah's sons went separate directions?

I have heard in many places, and was even taught as a child, that Noah's sons, sometime after the Flood, separated and went North, South, and East to repopulate the Earth. The story is commonly used …

noah extra-biblical nations  
asked by fredsbend 7 votes
answered by david brainerd 8 votes

Is there Christian scripture or literature absolving the old Jewish laws of usury?

Most people are aware that Jewish law forbade earning interest from the lending of money to another. As Christianity gained momentum in the early first and second century, many of the Mosaic laws were …

mosaic-law judaism  
asked by Adam 4 votes
answered by Tim 1 vote

Who was the Egyptian that led the revolt of the Assassins in Acts 21?

When Paul was arrested in Jerusalem he was mistaken for an anarchist Egyptian: Acts 21:37-38 ESV As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, “May I say something to …

history paul-apostle acts  
asked by LCIII 4 votes
answered by Ob1lan 3 votes

What is Roman Catholic Church's official view on the nature of Christ?

One question that has haunted the Catholic Church from the very beginning is about the way divine and human are related in the person of Jesus Christ. The differences in doctrines have lead to the …

catholicism christology  
asked by Deepu 3 votes
answered by Flimzy 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What was the difference between the Pharisees and Sadducees?

Jeusus often encountered these two groups: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 …

new-testament gospels  
asked by Mike 12 votes
answered by swasheck 14 votes

Where does the concept of a "God-shaped hole" originate?

There's a concept that I heard used many times throughout my life in regards to idolatry. The idea is that inside each of us is a "God-shaped hole"--a place inside of our hearts that only God can …

asked by Richard 31 votes
answered by Richard 20 votes
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