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Indiana Town Upset After ACLU Helps Remove Cross From Public Property

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion

Hundreds of crucifixes have been erected across an Indiana town in protest after a lawsuit ordered a cross be removed from the town’s Christmas tree...

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.11.2017 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

An Adjunct Professor Confesses His Sins...

John Brown | Posted 12.28.2016 | College
John Brown

Father, excuse my materialist concerns, I just don't think my students are getting their money's worth.

Bolivia's President Gave The Pope A Communist-Inspired Crucifix

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis looked nonplussed as Bolivia's President Evo Morales presented him with a gift today in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Yep, that's a wooden ham...

Should the Swastika Be Rehabilitated or Forever Damned? A Surprising Debate

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Four hundred years or more from now, could the narrative be changed? Could the swastika become a symbol of victory over persecution and genocide?

Authentic and False Images of Jesus in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Jesus would likely be horrified by the image of him displaying a crucifix. The only crucifix he ever held was the one he was nailed to in the brutal process of his crucifixion.

Jewish Jesus and Identity Theft in Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

If you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus -- even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core.

Response to Bill O'Reilly: Jesus Didn't Start a New Religion

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Bill O'Reilly disputed the two main points of my recent blog on The O'Reilly Factor broadcast: My affirmation of Jesus' lifelong dedication to Judaism (meaning he did not start a new religion) and the assertion that Renaissance art representations of Jesus omit his Jewish identity and thus falsify biblical history.

Celebrity Collector: Billie Myers

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Photo Credit: Billie Myers In 1997, British musician Billie Myers debuted the album Growing Pains and it's first single, "Kiss the Rain" quickly bec...

Giant Pope John Paul II Crucifix Collapses And Kills Young Man In Italy

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Just two days before the canonization of Pope John Paul II, a giant crucifix erected in his honor collapsed in Italy, crushing a young man and killing...

Crucified on a Sufi Nail

Frank Browning | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Sometimes a nail is just a nail. But what if a drill is really a pencil? And what is it that makes a pencil draw?

Taking the Jew Out of Jesus -- and Putting It Back

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Classical artworks washed out all traces of Judaism in the personae of Jesus, his family, and followers -- despite the fact that they were all dedicated practicing Jews throughout their lives.

From Leonardo to Michelangelo: Now Silverman Enters the Louvre

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

One hot summer's day 30 years ago, Canadian-born art collector Peter Silverman was preparing to dive into Bavaria's scenic Starnberger.

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

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

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

McLaren's 'A New Kind Of Christianity' Sparks Ire Among Other Evangelicals

NPR | Barbara Bradley Hagerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

March 29 marks the beginning of the holiest week for Christians -- when believers reflect on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This year, the...