If you are a Christian, or if you are interested in the least little bit about religion and spirituality, I have important news for you:
You need to visit CNN once in a while.
More specifically, you need to read CNN's Belief Blog, a fascinating and highly informative look at what is going on in our world...spiritually speaking.
Let's start with 10 Things CNN's Belief Blog Has Learned. This list is the reason you need to read the Belief Blog on a regular basis. Number one on the list: Every story has a faith angle. Number five: It's impossible to fully understand the news without knowing something about religion.
That's true. If you want to be informed, you need to understand different religions and religious trends. CNN is offering you that information. Take advantage of it.
Here's another reason to read the Belief Blog:
You get articles like Rick Warren's take on the church's effectiveness in handling HIV/AIDS. Warren is the author of the wildly popular book, The Purpose Driven Life. The article he wrote for the Belief Blog focuses on why the church is the best weapon against HIV/AIDS, and not for the reasons you may think. His thoughts will challenge how much you're willing to go out of your comfort zone to truly help other people.
And one more reason to check out the Belief Blog:
It covers everything. All religions, even those who have no religion. All areas of news, from politics to culture, science to opinion. All things are open season. And that will challenge your faith, your reasons for believing what you believe, and the way you think about the world you live in.
Yes, that's a good thing. It strengthens your understanding of what you believe and what you value. At the same time, it helps you communicate with those who don't believe the same as you. What an advantage this gives you in the world.
So, give the Belief Blog a chance. And then stop back here to share what you think. I'd love to hear your opinion.
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