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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.

Paraguay Embraces Easter With Processions And Pomp

Sam Wolson | Posted 07.01.2012 | Travel
Sam Wolson

Mostly active in rural Paraguay, this short, hairy and incredibly ugly imp is said to create all kinds of mischief, including stealing eggs, scaring cattle and impregnating women by running between their legs.

Why Stay In The Church?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The church can be a tough place. We hear things that we don't like; we see things that we don't approve of; we are forced to pray with people with whom we don't agree.

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

Jesus And The Torah

Greg Carey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Did not Jesus occasionally but intentionally violate the Torah? In a word, no.

The Prize of Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The greatest threat to evil is peace.

Enough With Co-opting Jesus For Every Political Agenda

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Much like the many portraits of Jesus over the centuries, we should never underestimate the ability of human beings to rewrite Jesus' words into their own ideologies.

Gay Jesus: From His Lips To God's Ears

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Kergan Edwards-Stout

The Catholic faith is important to my family, and as much as I wanted to make them happy, I learned pretty quickly that I first needed to make myself happy.

Don't Fear This Book: Crossan On Parables And Gospels

Greg Carey | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Is Jesus inconsistent, or does Matthew have an agenda? Crossan, like most interpreters, says that Matthew 23 reflects not Jesus' own teaching but a conflict that emerged decades after Jesus' career.

Can Rich Folks Go To Heaven?

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

If I'm going to take Jesus seriously, then I have to conclude that it's very difficult for rich people to get to heaven. And as an American who lives a fairly comfortable lifestyle, I know he's talking about me!

Did 'The Resurrection Tomb Mystery' Find The Bones Of Jesus?

Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

After much controversy, "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery) came to television, chronicling the search for the roots of Ch...