Judaism

By the Numbers Less than 1% of the world population​ 16 million globally (6m US, 6m Israel)​ Three primary sects with several subsects​ Orthodox​ Conservative​ Reform​ Began c. 1800 BC​ Primary Texts: Torah, Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)​ In the beginning … Judaism, Christianity, and Islam trace their origins to Abram as chronicled in the Torah (the first five books of the New Testament).​ Abram…

Christianity

By the Numbers 29% of the world population​ 2.2 billion followers globally ​ Largest sect: Roman Catholicism (1.2 billion)​ 20,000+ sects​ Began c. 30 AD​ Primary Text: The Holy Bible Timeline c. 1 AD Annunciation​ c. 1 AD Birth of Christ​ c. 30 AD Death and Resurrection of Christ​ The Annunciation (c. 1 AD)​ Through the angel…

Suggestions for Lenten Prayer, Fasting, and Alms-Giving

This article was originally published on quora.com as an answer to the question “How can I observe Lent this year.” Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving in preparation for the passion and resurrection of Christ. So, when we think of how to observe Lent, we should think of how to best prepare ourselves…