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My Relationship With Jesus, As A Muslim

Rose Hamid | Posted 04.25.2017 | Religion
Rose Hamid

The sign in front of The Grove Presbyterian church in Charlotte, NC, read “We love our Muslim neighbors.” I was so touched by Pastor Kate Murphy ...

How Should Easter Inform our Politics and our Christian Imagination?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 04.14.2017 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

What happened to our Christian imagination? This Sunday Christians are celebrating Easter, the day that Jesus rose from the dead. One thing that stand...

What Wine Would Jesus Drink? We May Finally Have The Answer

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.12.2017 | Taste

Biblical historians have long pondered what dishes may have been on the table at the Last Supper. One thing that’s almost certain is that Jesus and ...

Ex-Lawmaker Says Katy Perry Is 'Ruled By Satan' Because She's Kissed A Girl

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2017 | Queer Voices

Katy Perry delivered a powerful speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala in Los Angeles last month, where she opened up about her sexuality...

Pope Francis Decries War, Terrorism And Weapons

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.09.2017 | World

VATICAN CITY, April 9 (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was sufferi...

This Opulent Bronx Mansion Was Built For Jesus Nearly A Century Ago

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.07.2017 | HuffPost Home

Jesus was born in a stable and likely spent many a night sleeping beneath the stars. But if he were to return to Earth, as Christian scripture predict...

How To Stop The (Unfortunately Not Fake) News From Stealing Easter

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 04.06.2017 | Religion
Amy Aves Challenger

I want to celebrate Easter. I need to fling forth the flowery wreaths, hide the chocolate bunnies, and decorate the most unique eggs to make this seas...

Truth That Bears Repeating: A Budget Is A Moral Document

Jim Wallis | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics
Jim Wallis

“A budget is a moral document.” That was my opening statement at a news conference and prayer vigil of church leaders Wednesday across from the st...

News Roundup for March 30, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics

There is some good news today. Enjoy it while it lasts. 1. Hawaii gave us Obama and now it’s giving us awesome judges who stop our president’s rac...

Love in the Time of Trump

Vanessa Carter | Posted 03.28.2017 | Religion
Vanessa Carter

The only things we couldn’t talk about were gun control and property rights. We could talk about the absurdity of Donald Trump, even about abortion ...

That 'The Walking Dead' Reveal Is Our Savior

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.19.2017 | Entertainment

The Payne of waiting is over for “Walking Dead” fans. In the comics, Jesus, the character actor Tom Payne portrays on the AMC show, is gay. It’s...

Jesus At Trump Tower: The Father Of Lies Award

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 03.16.2017 | Comedy
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Jesus came to visit Donald Trump, just as the controversy surrounding Trump’s claim that Obama had tapped his phone was at its highest level. “I h...

Reject The Refugee, Reject Jesus

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 03.13.2017 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

NPR is reporting that border agents are illegally turning away asylum seekers. It is worth considering how many of those border agents consider themse...

An Open Letter From A Christian Pastor To Christians Who Voted For Trump

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2017 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Dear Christians Who Voted for Trump, I was on strike March 8, participating in #ADayWithoutAWoman. Yet I am tired today, because this is what keeps me...

We Found Tinder Jesus And He's Not The Player He's Made Out To Be

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.08.2017 | Weddings

A man known only as “Tinder Jesus” has a message he wants to deliver to the world: he’s no prayer player. “I’ve gone out with five women [si...

Every Episode Of Reza Aslan's 'Believer' Will Piss Somebody Off (And It's Awesome)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.05.2017 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Reza Aslan is a scholar and writer whose best-selling books include “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and “No god but God: The O...

Christian, Conservative And Parenting A Transgender Child In Texas

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 03.02.2017 | Parents

Kimberly Shappley calls herself an “accidental activist.” The Pearland, Texas mom says she was “born a Republican.” Most of her life, she neve...

Where Lent Comes From And What It Has To Do With Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.02.2017 | Religion

Lent, the 40-day Christian season of fasting and repentance leading up to Easter, began on Wednesday. It’s a tradition that harkens back to Jesus’...

Here's Why There's A Plastic Baby Jesus Hiding Inside Your King Cake

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.01.2017 | Taste

Mardi Gras is upon us and that means that king cakes are being baked. Louisiana king cakes are a cross between coffee cake and a French pastry, and th...

That's Probably Raquel Welch, Not Kourtney, In That Kardashian Photo (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Feb. 24 ― A short video clip shared Friday on Snapchat by Kourtney Kardashian panned across a photograph, hanging in sister Khloe’s home, ...

Dear Evangelicals, I Don't Think You Realize How You Sound To Everybody Else

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.27.2017 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Dear Evangelicals,I’m going to begin with the assumption that your hearts are in the right place. I know that many of my progressive friends would c...

Praise Yeezus! Kanye West Jesus Statue Rises In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment

Kanye West is now a religious experience. A gold statue of the rapper as Jesus during the crucifixion has risen in Hollywood, outlets reported. Street...

What Would Jesus Never Do?

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Remember when “WWJD?” was a thing? What would Jesus do? Remember that? It was supposed to be a reminder to people (evangelicals mostly) to stop an...

Jesus And Trump Are Utterly Irreconcilable

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

He said his personal motto is "eye for an eye." He unrepentantly declared he doesn't ask for forgiveness. He said he wants to bomb half of the Midd...

Fake News has a Real Audience

Nigel Barber | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Nigel Barber

In a golden age of fake news (i. e., propaganda) we are becoming more accustomed to politicians spouting self-serving lies. We are also beginning to ...