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Apostle Paul

What's St. Paul's Beef With Oxen? Animal Compassion In Light Of 1 Corinthians 9:9-10

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

My question is whether or not there is a way to read 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 that does justice to Paul while minimizing bias against nonhuman species among his readers?

Paul And The Ghost Of Christian Past

Robert Orlando | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Robert Orlando

During this holiday season, let's remember that ghostly sources are valued for how they help others. Messages from other worlds that lose sight of this are not a worthy source for peace on earth and goodwill to men.

A New Narrative For Paul And The Early Church?

Robert Orlando | Posted 02.03.2012 | Religion
Robert Orlando

The Apostle Paul was, for much of his life, and abject failure who never knew the success of his Christianizing mission. And yet, Paul was incredibly talented in one key measure: being divisive.

What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

David Lose | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There are really only seven passages in the Bible that refer directly to homosexual behavior, and none of them are associated with Jesus.

The Search For The Historical Paul: How To Read The Letter's Of Paul

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

The only way to understand a letter not intended for you is to imagine its narrative. What, then, is the story behind Paul's Letter to Philemom?

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Death of the Gentleman, Sportsmanship, and Class in American Society

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

But this is much bigger than boxing. What happened in the ring Saturday night is a microcosm of what is taking place within this country. The state of manhood in America is increasingly troubled.

This, Too, Shall Pass: Southern Baptists, Women And The NIV Bible

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

For many who accept gender parity as the norm in contemporary culture, debates such as this appear quaint or even irrelevant. But the tension lingers over the role of women in church.

Beyond Adam And Eve

David Lose | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why should anyone be dismayed that all the evidence ever collected points to the implausibility that two persons named Adam and Eve once lived in a paradisiacal garden and gave birth to all humanity?

Celibacy And The New Testament

Greg Carey | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

What would it look like if Protestant churches encouraged members to consider celibacy as a temporary or lifelong vocation?

The Search For The Historical Paul: Which Letters Did He Really Write?

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

After Paul's death, followers imagined him in new situations and had him respond to new problems. Well and good, but, even if correct, so what? And why should anyone care?

I Don't Own Jesus

Carl Medearis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Carl Medearis

My entire life and identity was wrapped around being a missionary. Every day I was either passing out gospel tracts or doing some other type of outreach directed towards converting Muslims to Christianity. That was 20 years ago.

Understanding Jesus' World

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 07.22.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Think about what has influenced your outlook on the world and what you expect from life. What will your descendants need to know to understand you and your world?

Who Can Lead The Local Church?

Brady Boyd | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Brady Boyd

What qualifies someone to be a leader in the church? Can someone just announce to the rest of us that "God called me" or "God spoke to me"?

Beirut Cathedral Museum Reveals Layers of Christian History

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The recently opened crypt museum at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is relatively small but packs a powerful punch by revea...