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Atheist Burger Joint Owner Speaks of His Conversion to Christ

Posted 09.30.2012 | Chicago

Justin Obriecht thought he had it all. "I had a good life,” said Obriecht recently at Hope Covenant Church. “I had enough money, I didn't have ...

The Sexuality Of Jesus

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The Jesus I know enjoys his body and is aware of the wonders of its shape and movement, likes to feel the sun on his limbs, takes pleasure in resting after a long day's journey. And he is a sexual man.

Jesus, I'm Married!

Mark Morford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Mark Morford

Authentic though it may be, the new finding will likely not lead to much radical anything. The pope will not smile, the church code will not loosen, the male-owned and operated religions of the world will not suddenly explode and be remade anew.

The Gospel Of Mrs. Jesus

Tom McNichol | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Tom McNichol

And it came to pass that Jesus returned to his hometown of Nazareth, and his disciples followed him. In the crowd was the one Jesus favored the most, the woman who was his wife. No one knew her true name. Someone called her Mary once and she got really mad, so everyone just called her Mrs. Jesus.

Jaweed Kaleem

Amidst Mounting Scrutiny Scholars Suspect 'Jesus Wife' Artifact Is A Fake | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion

Facing mounting doubts over the legitimacy of a business card-sized Coptic papyrus fragment that appears to quote Jesus Christ discussing his wife, th...

Hell, Terror, War: Retribution And The USA

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why does our view of hell matter? Because believers in hell believe in revenge. And according to brain chemistry studies, taking revenge and nurturing resentment is a major source of life-destroying stress.

THE HUNGER ARTIST: Living Two Years Without Money

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

MEA CULPA There is a factor affecting everything I have done in the past couple of years, which I didn't want to share with you until it was finished...

Sinners, The Bible And Jesus

Greg Carey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Jesus' opponents routinely criticized Jesus for cavorting with "tax collectors and sinners." In turn, Jesus' followers celebrated this reputation. The acknowledgement of tax collectors and prostitutes reveals something about sinners in Jesus' day -- and our own.

Listening to the Dead

Bert Montgomery | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

As Jesus points out in the story, people have more than enough opportunities from those living around them to hear the Truth and follow the Way; people simply are not prone to listen to the dead.

How Would Jesus Vote? The New Testament of the RNC

Steven Clifford | Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must pass the Tea party litmus tests on abortion, stem cell research, global warming and repeal of the 16th Amendment." (Luke 9:23)

Doug's Dozen: 12 Things Jesus Said to Mrs. Christ

Doug Molitor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

I mean, if Jesus was born to endure all the pain that makes us human, then certainly that had to include cleaning out the attic and sleeping on the couch once in a while.

Jesus Married? Not Surprising For A Dedicated Jew

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The discovery of the lost parchment, along with the earlier documents that suggest that Jesus was married, resurrects a subject that demands reevaluation by the Catholic Church.

A Married Jesus?

Richard Brand | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

As I ponder the implications of that papyrus, I kept trying to find a place where the fact that Jesus was married would make any difference.

WATCH: Jesus Had A Wife?

Posted 09.21.2012 | Comedy

After translating the ancient language on a piece of papyrus dating back to 400 years after Christ's death, a researcher is claiming that Jesus may ha...

A Pastor's Struggle With Porn Addiction

Michael John Cusick | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Michael John Cusick

God is not mad at you if you are struggling with sexual compulsion. In fact, that secret, hidden place of your greatest struggle, failure or shame is exactly where God wants to meet you and give you a great gift. I should know. It happened to me.

What Would Jesus Say To Mitt Romney?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

My heart sank when I heard Mitt Romney's videotaped comments to a group of wealthy campaign donors. I think Jesus' heart must have sunk, too, to hear such cold, condemning words from the lips of someone who professes to be a Christian.

Jaweed Kaleem

Shocking Discovery About Jesus | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion

A discovery by a Harvard researcher may shed light on a controversial aspect of the life of Jesus Christ. Harvard Divinity School professor Karen L...

Can We Forgive Others As Well As Ourselves?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

God doesn't expect us to be perfect -- we are human. If we were perfect, there would have been no reason for God to give God's Son for us. But God does expect us to forgive and to seek forgiveness.

Mother Mary Comes To Me

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

When I come to work in the overburdened criminal courtrooms of Cook County, Ill., I can spot them immediately among the people lining the hard wood benches. Their faces are taut with worry. Their clothes are modest, their shoes a little worn. They are the mothers.

Jesus, Taxes And Proof-Texting

Bethany Blankley | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

Here's the problem with liberals like Erika Christakis: they misuse Christian Scripture for their own political purposes, which is exactly what Jesus was against.

Republicans Use Religion As A Political Tool

John W. McCarthy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
John W. McCarthy

The Republican Right has taken a break from their busy schedule of cutting services to poor people to tackle another hard hitting issue: The Democratic Platform didn't originally mention God once.

Was Jesus A Jerk? A Bible Study

David Lose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

Pious readers encountering this question may be shocked or offended. It borders on being disrespectful, even unseemly. Yet that's the question that kept coming to mind as I read the passage many preachers will be dealing with this coming Sunday.

Legend: Jesus Became A Rice Farmer, Fathered Family In Japan

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion

It's one of the world's most ancient stories, familiar to millions across the globe: after escaping Jerusalem, Jesus Christ journeyed to Shingo, Japan...

WATCH: Jesus Speaks Out About His Portrait

Posted 08.30.2012 | Comedy

Ever since an elderly Spanish woman ruined a 19th century fresco in her local church by attempting to restore it herself, the world has been equal par...

Ayn Rand Was Consistent

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

She was an individualist and an atheist. Notice what I am NOT saying: I am not saying that an atheist is necessarily an individualist. In truth I am aware of more atheists who are collectivists than individualists.