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Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Giving up God for Lent

Martin Poole | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Martin Poole

We need to be clear that there is a difference between loss and abstinence. I choose to abstain for a purpose, but loss may be imposed on me by circumstance.

Goodness Is Self-Forgetting

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

What's being asked of me is a journey. What might seem an impossible goal is, in fact, motivating.

Claiming My Religious Right

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Mott

It is my right to believe in unconditional love. Why is it that we are so eager to put conditions on God's unconditional love? You have to be straight. You can't be transgender. You have to be Christian. You have to believe. No! Not! None of these things! You just have to be.

Bill Maher's Fundamentalism

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Though Bill Maher thinks he is dissing all religion and spirituality, he actually attacks what I would call grade school religion. He even hinted at some respect for the new pope, whom I would describe as representing graduate school religion and above.

Anti-Gay Harlem Church Posts Disgusting Sign

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

An anti-gay church in New York City's Harlem neighborhood greeted passersby with a horrifying, homophobic message: "Jesus would stone homos." ATLA...

Why You Ought to Leave the Church (John 4:5-42)

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Recently, a large wealthy church decided to break up with my denomination. I'm not 100% sure I know why. But the no-regrets explanation they wrote implied that religious differences between us were too severe for them.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jesus

religion.blogs.cnn.com | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
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(CNN) - With Easter approaching, and the movie “Son of God” playing in wide release, you’re going to hear a lot about Jesus these days....

The Storyteller

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Almost everyone enjoys a good story, especially when the storyteller has a real talent for relating stories. That is one of the reasons the parables of Jesus have attracted the interest of people from all walks of life dating as far back as the beginning of Christianity. Jesus was a master storyteller.

Unbind Him, and Let Him Go: A Lenten Challenge

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

While some bible stories seem mostly about God being with us, other stories seem more about God for us. The story of Jesus raising of Lazarus from the dead, however, is about both.

Is the Bible Literally True? No, of Course Not!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are a Biblical literalist, as some of you may be, what I've just said most likely bothers you greatly. You believe, not only that the Bible is Divinely-dictated and error-free, but you also believe that whatever it says must be taken as literally and factually true.

The (Provisional) Truth About Emotions

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.13.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I am not a fan of the New York Times. I rarely use my quota of free-to-the-internet articles. My view is that, institutionally, they are not nearly so...

My Spiritual Travels in Jerusalem

La Carmina | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

Many travelers come to Jerusalem as a spiritual pilgrimage. But even if you're not religious, the city is an monumental place to visit -- especially with a seasoned guide, who can explain the city's complicated history.

How to Get Around Jesus

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

I'm all for loving my neighbor, as long as they are good, churchgoing folk, but this whole love-and-forgiveness-for-everyone thing is crazy. Luckily there are a lot of Christian leaders and organizations that can steer you around this nonsense.

A Silent Lent

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

You may have heard about, or practice this special period of time observed by Christians called "Lent." This 40-day period leading up to Easter (Pascha in Greek), is perhaps the most important time for Christians.

'Homeless Jesus' Sculpture Is Far More Effective At Encouraging Compassion Than Any Sunday Sermon

Religion News Service | Ken Garfield | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

DAVIDSON, N.C. (RNS) In a small college town 20 miles north of Charlotte, N.C., “Homeless Jesus” is provoking more conversation than a month of Su...

Dare to Sit With Suffering (Genesis 12:1-4)

Melissa Browning | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Melissa Browning

During Lent, we remember that the destruction of the cross is incomplete without the vision of the resurrection. As we connect the suffering of our world to Christ's cross, we are invited to become the hands and feet of Christ as we construct the kin-dom of God.

Who Is Jesus?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Who is Jesus? Why another book on this first-century Jewish man? Why have I spent years studying the life of an itinerant preacher from a backward town?

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March 13...

Finding Cheesus

Erin Donovan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Erin Donovan

I have been thinking that I'd like to go back to church. It has been a vague desire in my mind for a few years, but one that has been amplified lately by the increasingly verbal state of my children.

Supper and a Sermon During Lent

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

One of the best ways to observe Lent is by joining Jesus for supper in the Upper Room and listening to his sermon in John 13 - 17, as though spoken just to you.

Pope Francis: A Year in the Life

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It has been a year since the white smoke poured forth from the chimney erected atop the Sistine Chapel signaling the election of Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Pope Francis, with his "Who am I to judge?" has opened the door.

Lenten Privations?

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The point here is that the energy of saying "no" to one thing or another is far less efficacious than the energy of saying "yes" to something (Someone) more desirable.

Steaks, Guns and God

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If God really does have a sense of humor, we're pretty sure he's laughing his ass off.