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"Red Letter Christianity" And The Bible

Shayne Looper | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, "The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead." They w...

Bible Expert's Surprising Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.

A Syrian Christmas

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

In Homs there are Orthodox, Armenian, Maronite, Catholic and Anglican Christians who lived happily together with their Muslim neighbors long before the birth of my adopted homeland. All preserved their rituals, culture and languages throughout the ages.

The End of Mourning: Closure on a Year of Remembrance

Howard Barbanel | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Howard Barbanel

The Ba'al Tefila (prayer leader) was old, probably in his 80s, his complexion wan, his hair snow white and thin, his posture stooped, but his voice was strong enough to reach every part of the large main sanctuary.

Pope Corrects Israeli Prime Minister On What Language Jesus Spoke

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Well, this is awkward. During a sit-down discussion between Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, the ...

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

My Father's Paradise: A Memoir About a Lost Jewish World

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Remington

I recently read Ariel Sabar's memoir My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, which was published last year. It begin...