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How Researchers 'Unwrapped' This Ancient, Disintegrating Torah Scroll

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.26.2016 | Religion

More than 40 years ago, archaeologists discovered what appeared to be a hunk of scroll at the site of En-Gedi, an ancient Jewish community in modern-d...

Sleek Christian Books Deliver The Gospels To An Instagram Generation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2016 | Religion

In an era of endless Instagram feeds and around-the-clock photo sharing, the timing seems ripe for a beautiful, visually-centered Bible to come into b...

Transhumanism, Atheism, Christianity, And The Transhumanist Olympics

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As a science and technology-inspired presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, my candidacy has been a strange and unique journey. The coffin bus has so far been the wildest part. The bus was designed as a coffin to remind spectators of one thing: We're going to die.

3 Ways 'Stranger Things' Echoes Sunday School

Laura A Boggs | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Laura A Boggs

There are a few ways to watch a show like Stranger Things, the smash Netflix series everyone and their eighties-lovin' brother is binging on: a) You c...

What Would Jesus Say About Distortions Of His Teachings?

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.09.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The lack of access to the words of the religions masters and founders enabled religious leaders to distort the teachings of these towering figures to reflect their own ideologies.

Rethinking Religion

Roger Isaacs | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

If you are like a number of people when it comes to religion, you are becoming less and less interested. You may be questioning the existence of God o...

Why Charity Isn't About Giving

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.26.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Our church had a wonderful lesson about charity this week. Many told inspiring stories of times when they had seen someone in need and filled that need. Others talked about organizations to sign up with to help give to refugees or to the homeless. And there were also stories about helping those in our own church.

Genital Fundamentalism: Exploring The Un-Christian Roots Of A "Christian" Belief

Anastasia Walker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

If the conviction that our gender is coequal with our newborn plumbing has an at best tenuous basis in Scripture, then it needs to be asked: what other purportedly authoritative ways of thinking about gender and its relationship to the body might be informing this conviction?

The Bible And The Quran Are Pretty Similar When It Comes To Justice

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion

Justice is a central theme in many faith traditions. For centuries, religious texts and teachings have given believers moral instruction on how to liv...

Islamic Extremists Don't Have To Be Islamic Scholars

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Ronald A. Lindsay

Extensive knowledge of a religion's doctrines is not necessary to be committed to and motivated by a religious belief.

Short People (and Other Labels)

Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.21.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

A PICTURE My spouse and I took our kids to the library at Bryant Park last week. You may not know this, but it was Winnie the Pooh's 95th birthday,...

Rolling in Another's Skates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Learning to love myself means learning to love others. I've discovered they are both sides of the same coin. To quiet the self-berating voice in my mind, I had to stop finding fault in people.

I Am The Prodigal Daughter

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.16.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The story of the Prodigal Son is about all of us, because it doesn't matter what reasons took us away from God. It only matters that He is always waiting for us to return, with open arms, without questions or recrimination. And perhaps it is the story about all of us because there will always be those who tell themselves that they did nothing wrong, that it isn't fair that God still loves us, that it isn't fair that we came home and were treated kindly.

Modern Megacity, Meet Ancient Wisdom

Yonatan Neril | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Yonatan Neril

The modern Holy Land now contains three large urban strips. One stretches from south of Bethlehem, through Jerusalem, and north to Ramallah. It spans 30 miles and includes about one million people.

Jesus, Trump And America's Time Of Crisis

Derek Flood | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Derek Flood

The Gospel of Matthew is written from a time of crisis and presents an urgent message in response to that coming crisis. While its apocalyptic tone ca...

Of Wonder Woman and Our Ancient Wars

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

I honestly do not feel much like writing a politically charged piece this week. After all, I have spent this week in an idyllic New Hampshire setting...

Moses Endorses Joshua At The Convention On The Border of the Promised Land and the Delegates Go Wild

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 08.03.2016 | Comedy
Howard J. Curzer

God to Moses: "You shall not go across yonder Jordan" (Deut 31:2). Dismayed Delegates: We want Moses! #Mosesorbust! Moses to Delegates: "Joshua is the one who shall cross before you" (Deut 31:3).

Cosmopolitan Revolt: 'Born Again Virgin' Movement Spawns Empowerment

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Noel Irwin Hentschel

"Sex in the City" is out of vogue and has departed prime time. Every human wants to be loved and to love, but does not want to be used or abused. The...

Inside The Mind Of 'Left Behind' Author Tim LaHaye, The Preacher Who Reinvigorated The End-Times Debate

Billy Hallowell | Posted 08.02.2016 | Religion
Billy Hallowell

Some obviously disagree with LaHaye's perspectives on these issues, but few can deny his passion for the subject matter. And absolutely no one can ignore the profound impact that the "Left Behind" series has had on end-times theological narratives over the past 15 years.

What Men Might Be Good For

John Backman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Religion
John Backman

Anyone can possess this same calmness and consistency, regardless of gender. But maybe, just maybe, this centeredness can give men the seed of an identity to latch onto and grow into.

A Soul's Natural Habitat

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

(photograph by the author) This week, following yet another survey of the people, family by family, chieftain by chieftain, the focus of the structur...

Hinduism And Christianity

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

Gita and Bible are both word of God. They are meant to teach us how to live our life according to how God ordained. Gita and Bible both have commandments which we should follow. In both scriptures, to love one another is the first commandment and welfare of fellow beings is the highest value.

4 Reasons Many Christians Believe The End Times Are Near

Billy Hallowell | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
Billy Hallowell

Our culture has become increasingly captivated by apocalyptic themes and storylines, with a plethora of popular TV shows and feature films embracing z...

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

By guest blogger Caleb Pitkin This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to ref...

Don't Ignore The Past, Believe In The Future

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

To accept someone as Christ accepted you means welcoming that person into your life warmly, like the father of the prodigal welcomed his son. He did not present his son with a catalogue of grievances but with a party. He made sure his son knew that he was wanted.