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A Crash Course in Wicca

A Crash Course in Wicca

[For those of you who might be new to my world religion series, the purpose of this series is to help Christians be better informed about others’ beliefs in order to have more productive conversations. As you engage with others on these topics, be sure to do so...
Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

“…I do not think a religion ought to be judged on the basis of some of its followers. The actions of some Christians do not necessarily say anything about Christianity, and the actions of some Muslims do not necessarily say anything about Islam. … what matters are the...
Who Was Muhammad? (Islam: Part 2)

Who Was Muhammad? (Islam: Part 2)

In my first article about Islam (read it here), I gave you a crash course in Islam, but in order to have a full understanding of Islam, we should spend some time discussing its founder and prophet, Muhammad. You’ve probably heard of him, but who was he exactly? He was...
What do Muslims Believe? A Crash Course in Islam

What do Muslims Believe? A Crash Course in Islam

Writing about Islam can be difficult because there is tension between being honest about its history while still being respectful to those who practice it. I want to make sure I’m giving you a good foundation for understanding Islam so that you can answer any...
Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Up until about a year and a half ago, I couldn’t have told you what a progressive church looked like. If you had asked me, I maybe would have told you that it was a liberal church, but that would have been about the extent of it. And then, I heard former ZOEgirl...
10 Questions You’ve Always Had About New Age

10 Questions You’ve Always Had About New Age

Since writing my first article on the New Age (you can read it here), I’ve heard from people who had more questions about their own practices and whether or not they should stop doing what they are doing. For example, one reader reached out to me to ask about yoga....
What do New Agers Believe?

What do New Agers Believe?

“When a child comes in, I believe that it’s a ‘multi-personhood,’ and it knows it, its consciousness knows it, and it has a nuclei in the center of its consciousness that is the repository of all experience and all knowledge. And when you look in the...
Jehovah’s Witnesses Questions and Answers

Jehovah’s Witnesses Questions and Answers

Birthdays, holidays, military, and blood... How do Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs differ from those of Christianity? Click To Tweet In our first article about Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), we covered a lot of information about JW history, some of their beliefs...
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe?

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe?

At the outset, I want to say that I have never been a Jehovah’s Witness (JW), and no one in my family is/was a Jehovah’s Witness. This is important because JWs are not permitted to read anything by ex-members of the church. Therefore, any JW who has stumbled upon this...
A Crash Course in Judaism

A Crash Course in Judaism

When you think about Judaism, what comes to mind? When I was growing up, we had a menorah in our house that we’d light for Hanukkah even though we weren’t Jewish, and I remember Adam Sandler’s famous song about all the famous people who are Jewish (which we included...
A Crash Course in Christian Doctrine

A Crash Course in Christian Doctrine

It's exciting to think about world religions, but let’s make sure we understand basic Christian beliefs before we dive into other beliefs. Click To TweetBefore we start diving into world religions, it’s important that we have a firm grasp of what Christianity...