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Father Knows Best

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Father knows best. Celebrate Father's Day every day, by living with faith, hope and love; not taking him for granted.

The Apostle Paul Was Not A Misogynist Homophobe

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "To be great is to be misunderstood." If Emerson was right, then the Apostle Paul might be one of the greatest men to ever live. Few religious leaders have been as grossly misunderstood as Paul.

School Hangs Poster Of Jesus: 'I Want You To Kill All The Infidels'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

One student-made sign at Hamilton Elementary School in Fresno, Calif., is causing controversy among parents after the school displayed it in the lobby...

WWJP? Baseball

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

No offense to you football, basketball, cricket, shuffleboard, spelling bee and hockey fans, but let me tell you why baseball, the greatest sport in the world, would be the sport of choice had Jesus had the opportunity to sign up for T-Ball as a child.

How to Be an Awesome Human Being

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

To be awesome is to recognize and accept the challenge of being the very best "you" that you can be. Those who live this way serve as an inspiration to others to do and be the very best they can.

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion or religious liberty. Rather it is budgets, deficits, and debt ceiling deadlines that are their serious stumbling blocks.

What Makes A Family? Mark 3:20-35

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Can only certain kinds of families reflect or promote God's will, as Jesus articulated it in terms of mercy, love, justice, protection, holiness and well-being? Can only certain families express the belonging and solidarity that God desires to share with humanity?

Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

Maria Mayo | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Maria Mayo

As the holder of a six-figure student-loan debt, I more than anyone would like to see debt forgiveness carry a moral force all its own. Perhaps if Jesus were still teaching with parables...

Accessorizing Hate

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

When we choose silence in the face of bigotry, we threaten the lifeblood of our Union. We've all experienced more than a few bigots in our lives. Th...

Holy Land Villages Revive Language Of Jesus

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion

JISH, Israel -- Two villages in the Holy Land's tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an ambitious effort to revive the language that Jesus...

Geologists Confirm Possible Jesus Crucifixion Date

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

A new study suggests that the Biblical date of Jesus' crucifixion is, in fact, possible to confirm. The International Geology Review investigated a...

What If Jesus Was An Immigrant ... Actually, He Was

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Yes, this is yet another article about immigration. However, this isn't about immigration policy. Or the economic benefits of immigration. This is simply a moral argument for Christian believers. Immigrants are here for the same reasons Jesus of Nazareth and His family went to Egypt.

The Early Mapplethorpe?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

Today many, if not most, artist-photographers incorporate issues of theater, sexuality and the constructed self into their work. From Cindy Sherman's ...

Bono, Occupy And The Challenge Of Following The Jesus Of The Oppressed

Jason Wojciechowski | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Jason Wojciechowski

We should commend his service and giving for social good just as we might the activist, but none of this should shadow the reality that poverty and injustice exist because of an unjust system that favors victors with spoils and curses the less fortunate with misery.

Archeologists Discover Physical Evidence Of Ancient Biblical City

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM, May 23 (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists said on Wednesday they had discovered the first physical evidence supporting Old Testament acco...

The Vatican Lays A Cunning Trap For American Nuns

Mary C. Johnson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Mary C. Johnson

At the end of this month, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet to formulate a response to a Vatican trap whose cunning is best appreciated within the long tradition of religious authorities who craft impossible dilemmas for those they perceive as threats.

Thou Shalt Not Live By Street Food Alone

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Just like Jesus, you and I know what it's like to be tempted. We know what it's like to have a hunger for something we want, something that others might say we need, but that we know will serve only to distract or derail us.

A Christian Pastor's Thoughts On Same-Sex Marriage

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

Jesus was more interested in love than he was in rules. That was what got him into so much trouble with the fundamentalists of his day

S**t People Say to Jews

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.14.2012 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Wait, you guys have Sunday on Saturday? Isn't that confusing? He's your type, he looks Jewish. So he tried to Jew me down. Oops. No offense. Is ...

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

The Difference Between Prophet And Madman

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Nathan Greenberg

As the world watches a man attempt to sacrifice his son in response to quiet voice in his head, it should give us pause for other such moments in history carried out by men we now deem holy.

Why Rules Create Toxic Religion

Craig Groeschel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Craig Groeschel

Thankfully, Jesus didn't come to make us religious. He brought us the good news of his eternal life, a relationship with the living God.

Hooray For Heretics

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Conservatives like Douthat, who pine for a mythical version of a church-centered postwar world, might lament that, but I say thank God for heretics. They broaden our minds and deepen our spirits.

Richard Grenell, Romney and the (Religious) Politics of Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

If you came to earth from another planet right now as the proverbial "visitor from Mars" and tried to figure out what most religions all seem agree on and care about most you'd conclude that it was about keeping women down and bashing gays. Call this the "ecumenism of oppression."

Time The Church's Old Story Of Jesus Dies

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The story of Jesus is vastly more beautiful without the baggage of killing and bloodshed. It is time for a new reading of the redemption story. It is time the church allow the old story of Jesus to die.