Christianity is the single most widespread religion in the world today. About one-third of the world's population regard themselves as some form of Christian. About 75% of Americans identify themselves as Christian.
Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, a Jewish teacher who lived in in and around Jerusalem and who was executed by the Roman authorities in the year 30 CE. The life of Christ, Gods New Covenant with people and the early church is documeneted in the New Testament of the Bible.
There are more books about Jesus in the Library of Congress than any other person. Shakespeare is second.
I've been a Christian all my life attending Church irregularity during my adult life until I started taking my Son to Sunday School and started attending regularly.
Two events when I was in my early 50's got me more interested in religion.
1. I lost my wife to cancer in my early 50's. She was critical of organized religion because of all the hypocrisy.
2. I started looking at my genealogy and found many family members going back generations were involved in the church, including many Sunday school teachers, church founders and some famous cousins who were well known preachers.
I started attending bible studies and reading parts of the Bible I had never read and found Christianity was a lot more complicated than what we got in Sunday school or sermons.
Some men's bible studies included a lot of born again fundamentalists and politics got tangled with religion in way's I couldn't understand and still don't understand.
As a person with a career in the sciences, some of the fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible were troubling.
I started putting together this disjointed series of observations.
See: My reawakening
What is below was written before My reawakening .
Beliefs - Principles
Denominations (Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, LDS, Lutherin, Assemblies of God, Presbyterian, Episcopl, ...)
Data and Demographics
Some popular evangelists/apologists:
Google Indexes: Apologetics, Ministries
Other Christian Information Pages
Christian Web pages by friends
Bible Studies, Quizes, Misc from Dave Ahl
Living in the Presence of God Home Page Tom Dilts
Firm Foundation Frost
Help For Men | Pause Ministries Bove
Questions, Objections, Criticisms, Opposing views and apparent contradictions
Description of Christian Churches and a Timeline/History
Religion in Colonial America
Church Organization and Functions
Church Officers (Boards - Pastor - Elder - Deacon)
More statistics at Religion Stats and Christian Denominations
(Bible Topics with verses)
Bible Dates, Bible Timeline and Life of Christ timeline
Early Christianity in the U.S.
Famous people influence each other on religion
Political Issues (Abortion, Homosexuality, Environment, ...)
Social, Moral, Ethical Issues (Abortion, Homosexuality, Adultery, Women, ...)
Church and State
Faith vs Reason
Inerrancy and Authority
Liberal and Conservative Theology
Science and Christianity
Creation - Evolution - Intelligent Design
Religion and the Environment
Religion and the Brain
Christian Fundamentalism and Fundamentalists
Conservative Christians and Republicans
Chritianity at Scouts Faith Guide.
Divisions within Christianity:
George Konig's Christian Internet Forum (www.konig.org/)
Don French's "The Open Bible" (www.quiknet.com/~dfrench/
Christianity - Beliefs, Consequences, Logical Conclusions of Christianity
Christianity at adherents.com
Christmas Bible Trivia
Christian Doctrine, by Shirley Guthrie
"The Life you Always Wanted", by John Ortberg
Books at Why Christianity.
Some popular authors:
See Theology for Medieval authors
The Christian Century - Predominant independent periodical of mainline Protestantism.
Their mission states "For decades, the Christian Century has informed and shaped progressive, mainline Christianity.
Christianity Today - Predominant Evangelical Publication
The founder, Billy Graham, stated that he wanted to "plant the evangelical flag in the middle-of-the-road, taking the conservative theological position but a definite liberal approach to social problems"
The Forgotten Jesus by Andrew Sullivan | Byliner - Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists. Ignore them and embrace him, Sullivan says. Newsweek, April 2012.
Sullivan refers to Thomas Jefferson's bible where he cut up a Bible to select those passages he thought reflected the actual teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
The link above is the same article title "Christianity in Crisis" at theDailyBeast.com
Glossary of Terms
Heaven & Hell
Christianity and famous people
Description of Christian Churches
a Timeline/History here.
Early Christianity in the U.S.
Millennials and Religion
New - Old School Controversy
The Da VInci Code, a best-selling novel by Dan Brown.
Christian Web Sites
End time Predictions
Great World Religions: The Christian Religions and Religious Fundamentalism
Progressive Christian Churches in the Sacramento Area
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