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ReThink Review: Son of God -- What Would Jesus Watch?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?

What If Jesus Had Been More Like the Arizona House of Representatives?

Zack Hunt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

In the minds of those who supported this bill, their Christian faith demands that they refuse service to people they believe to be sinners. Well, what if refusing to serve sinners were in fact a Christian ethic? Would that change the teaching and actions of Jesus? And if so, how?

The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Scott Dannemiller

When I say that my material fortune is the result of God's blessing, it reduces The Almighty to some sort of sky-bound, wish-granting fairy who spends his days randomly bestowing cars and cash upon his followers.

Jesus Is Way Too Sexy, Some Say

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Have depictions of Jesus gotten too sexy over the years? The actor playing Jesus in the new 'Son of God' movie has inspired the #HotJesus hashtag ...

No Shining Path

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Our labor has ended, the armed struggle has begun. The invincible flames of revolution will glow, turning to lead and steel. There will be a great rup...

S. O. S.

Ron Nikkel | Posted 03.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Nikkel

Help, I need somebody Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone, help But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured Now I find I've ...

A Religious Freedom Parable

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.

God Hearts Queers! (The Bible Tells Me So): A Response to AZ Senate Bill 1062

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the State Senate and Governor of Arizona consider allowing "religious freedom" to deny goods and services to people who identify as gay or lesbian, why not revisit what the religion of those seeking to legalize discrimination really teaches?

Son of God Is the Anti-Gibson

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was a passion of hate. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new film, Son of God, slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 28, is the true anti-Gibson. From start to finish, theirs is a much more sensitive effort.

Jesus' Advice to the 'Turn the Gays Away' Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is saying that a church has to host a gay wedding, or that Catholics must ordain women. Religious institutions operate according to religious rules, as our constitution allows. But the free market is different.

How Human Was Jesus?

John Backman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
John Backman

If Jesus can be this human, so can we. By living into all the facets of the human spirit, including the less attractive ones, Jesus invites us to do the same.

Arizona's No Good, Very Bad Samaritans

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

These discriminatory laws are not about "religious freedom." From a Christian perspective, such legislation is the betrayal of everything Jesus of Nazareth taught.

Former General: Jesus Will Be Armed With An AR-15 Assault Rifle

Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

Jesus is coming-- and he'll be carrying a really big gun when he does. That's what former U.S. Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin thinks,...

That 'Jesus Thing' in the Movies

Mark Hanlon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Mark Hanlon

I suppose the assumption by the consultant was that Jesus simply couldn't compete. Instead of drawing minds and hearts into the cause, his name would push people away. Somebody should have told Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Why Jesus Is Fair-Skinned While Satan Is Arab

Ali Younes | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Ali Younes

The Bible series which premiered last March on the History Channel is just another example of how Hollywood often distorts reality in such ways to rei...

Why You Really, Really Don't Want to Live Forever

Brett Gallaher | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I honestly think humans gets so hung up on living forever because we feel like we don't have enough time. We think that one lifetime just isn't enough. We cling to the idea of eternity because it feels secure.

Bringing It Back to the One

Eliel Cruz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

We've become afraid of having questions and asking questions. We've become afraid of doubt and, in its essence; we've become afraid of Present Truth.

If Jesus Were On Facebook, This Would Be His 'Look Back'

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

If Jesus were around today, there's a good chance he would have a social media presence. Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama are on Twitter, after all. An...

How to Be Perfect (Matthew 5:38-48)

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

'Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.' Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you noticed how insatiable our egos are? How deeply insecure we all are?

Explosive New Shroud Of Turin Theory Explains Jesus Image

Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

The Shroud of Turin has long been a source of reverence and intrigue. Considered one of the most important Christian relics, many believe it to be the...

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Miscarriages of Justice: Why the Church Should Be (and Isn't) Compelling To Rising Generations

Christopher Cocca | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

Christians believe different, often contrasting things about Jesus. Even so, there are fundamental points of reference across the traditions and theo...

A Response to Bill Maher's Comments About God

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

It's OK with me for God to give the fundamentalists a different version of His story if what I've heard from Him simply doesn't work for the way they're wired, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let their gospel be the only one that atheists like Bill Maher get to hear.

The Myth of the Conservative Christian

Mark Morford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Mark Morford

I often wonder, given sufficient whisky and irony and time: Has there ever been a more delightfully inept, wince-inducing oxymoron in the tortured American lexicon than 'conservative Christian?' I am almost completely serious.

Out With the Old

Neal Wooten | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

We are all flesh and blood, which means we are weak and will always fall short of the glory of God. But we have to at least make an effort and seek atonement for when we fail.