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Bethlehem Is Not The Idyllic Nativity Village It Once Was

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets every...

A Look At The Tiny, Magical Depictions Of Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion

Mary, Joseph and a host of shepherds and magi gather around the infant Jesus where he lies in a manger. They are figures in a critical moment of relig...

LISTEN: Who Is Jesus For Us This Christmas?

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

Join Mary, Joseph And The Angels On A Pilgrimage To Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

On Christmas, the stage is set for one of the most beloved stories in history: The birth of Jesus. "Christ is born in Bethlehem," the hymn proclai...

Cleanin' Up Christmas

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

We are meticulous in repainting the picture to make it look presentable to the world. How useful could someone who has been rejected, broken, and born into a manger really be?

The Birth Of Jesus According To Reza Aslan

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Reza Aslan, a Biblical scholar and author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," spoke to The Huffington Post to give a historical pers...

25 Weird Christmas Facts

TheFW.com | Posted 02.22.2012 | Weird News

You're probably not surprised to know that Forbes once declared Santa the world's richest man, but many people don't realize that the manger were Jesu...

CFS: Bethlehem

Laurence Hughes | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

Our suspicions were aroused when Mary, the woman claiming to be the mother, also claimed to be a virgin. (We never even asked.)

Why The Birthplace Of Jesus Matters

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

While theories vary on who the "historical" Jesus really was, there's general agreement that Jesus was not born in Bethlehem. So why was it so important for the gospel writers to claim Bethlehem as Jesus' birthplace?

Christmas Myths: Why December 25th?

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Almost everything we love and cherish about Christmas comes from a time before Christianity. So here's the real first Christmas question: Why all the fuss over December 25?

The Truth Behind Christmas: 5 Biblical Myths

divinecaroline.com | Stephen W. Simpson, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Debunking myths about the Christmas story has become a holiday tradition. Little League Bible scholars like me write things that make the general publ...