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On Men, Maleness, and Masculinity

Cynthia Kane | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Cynthia Kane

Every year, I'm stymied by finding an appropriate Father's Day card. The majority of the cards refer to barbecues, beer, golfing, fishing, sleeping, having the answers, giving advice, or passing gas. How did these things become the image of fathers?

‘Noah' Film Sparks Debate

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) In recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to lure religious audiences to the local cineplex with such films as “The Pass...

What Was the Real Sin of Sodom?

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The true sin of the Sodomites as described in the Bible has nothing to do with same-sex acts per se. Rather, the ancient Sodomites were punished by God for a far greater sins: radical inhospitality.

Exodus: The Rest of the Story

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

We seldom hear the rest of the story about Passover. At a time when religiously motivated terrorism is a daily concern, it might do us well to contemplate the sequel.

Bible Study in Public Schools: Let's Pray on It

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Let's agree to teach the bible in all of its bloody, misogynous, murderous, fratricidal glory. Let's teach our impressionable children the following facts about the word of god.

The All-Jewish Cartoon Collection: Snake Snack

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mort Gerberg