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Epiphany's Choice: In Reverence To Honor, Or In Fear To Destroy

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Hang on, you there, packing up the Christmas lights, dismantling the tree, boxing up the crèche with its cast of characters and that long-tailed star...

Religion Is Not An End In Itself

Shayne Looper | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Many people think of religion as an end in itself and assume that being religious is the only thing God requires of them. The Bible doesn't bear that out. God wants people to be real, to be good, and to become all he made them to be, which requires people to come to him in faith.

"The Young Messiah" Tells the Story of Jesus As a Child

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.09.2017 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"The Young Messiah" is a movie that tells the story of Jesus Christ's seventh year. The screenplay is based on Anne Rice's novel CHRIST THE LORD: OUT ...

What Jesus, Mary And Joseph Have In Common With Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.25.2015 | Home

Away in a manger was really, really far away. As we celebrate Christmas amid the biggest mass migration of people since World War II, it's worth notin...

Caesarea: Rome's Look-Alike City on the Israeli Coast

Bob Schulman | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

One of Herod's most magnificent projects was the mega-port of Caesarea, which he built like a mini-Rome to dazzle the Roman emperor (Augustus Caesar, aka Octavian) at the time.

Confusions of "Pharisees" and "Essenes" in Josephus

Robert Eisenman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Several historical and textual problems emerge from identifying the Dead Sea Scrolls with "the Essenes". Since most of our knowledge about "Essenes" i...

Christmas vs. the Empire

Craig S. Keener | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Does it matter where our wealth and merchandise come from? Or do we pledge first allegiance to different values, identifying with those in need and working for peace and justice in the world?

PHOTOS: A Rare Glimpse Inside Jerusalem's Old Turkish Prison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An old Turkish prison in Jerusalem is briefly opening to the public this weekend, allowing visitors a rare glimpse inside an infamou...