Families of Christianity Christianity is a tremendously diverse
movement that is often seen as being divided into several family groups. While
it is difficult to describe or depict this diversity, our tables and maps are
a good a place to start.
Believe The Christian faith has been expressed in different ways by
different people at different times. Here is a list of the major creeds of the
Church during its 2000 year history.
How to find a Church
How to go about finding a church where you will
feel at home, as well as being intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally challenged
so that your faith will continue to deepen and grow. The
Protestant Denominations of North America Ever wonder what distinguishes
and identifies the various Protestant denominations? Here is a list of these churches
with their logos and links to their websites.
Orthodox Christians One of the three major branches of Christianity,
the Orthodox Churches are lesser known in North America, but prevail elsewhere.
Their traditions, theology, art, liturgy, and practices are distinct and well
worth deeper study.
Why People Lie About
Their Religious Belief and Practice Sociologists have been aware for
many years that people lie when asked about their sex life, finances, and sometime
their politics. It is perhaps more surprising that the tendency to lie is even
greater when it comes to religious affiliation, church attendance and faith. I
Dialogue and Cooperation It is not longer an
option for Christians and others to engage in constructive conversation and cooperation
with the religious other; it is a matter of survival.
Christians Alone Be Saved? "I am the way, the truth and the light,
no one comes to the Father but by me," said Jesus. Does this mean that only
Christians can be saved?
Top Dozen Religions of the World What are the largest religions
of the world? What are their membership statistics, relative size, locations,
rankings? Find out now simply by looking at out chart and map below.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.