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Sex Experiments Fqor Jesus?

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Christians can't have it both ways. We can't use quasi-sexual sensationalism to promote our products, while also condemning the culture around us that does exactly the same thing.

China's New Cultural Revolution

Michael Levy | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Michael Levy

One thing we can count on is a revamped effort at censorship, Big Brother surveillance, and thought control. This may sound like hyperbole, but it isn't; President Hu Jintao has, in fact, been very blunt on these points.

Is Tim Tebow A Hypocrite?

Skye Jethani | Posted 03.08.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

Tim Tebow's behavior on the field does raise important questions about prayer and how Christians ought to practice it.

The Christmas Spirit?

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

Last cold Christmas morning I took a traditional dogwalk through S.F.'s fabled Haight-Ashbury. It was pretty much empty of people on the streets. But left behind were a fair number of unfortunate souls lying in doorways.

I'm With Stupid: Apparently God Just Likes Tom Brady Better

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.04.2012 | Sports
Todd Hartley

The Tebow story goes much deeper than what has been happening on the gridiron. He has become a hugely polarizing figure in American society -- not for his lack of passing ability but for his outspoken Christian beliefs.

When Jesus Met Santa Claus

Laurence Watts | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

I know what you're thinking. It's January, you've New Year's resolutions to break, and you're nervously waiting for your credit card bill to arrive. Why on Earth is someone writing an article about Santa Claus? The short answer is: I've had a revelation.

Acting Out On The Airplane

Lillian Daniel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Jesus once said that our family members are not just the ones we share a family tree with, but he never said it would always be tidy and reciprocal.

Jesus Appears On A Sock?

Posted 12.29.2011 | Religion

In His latest round of unusual appearances, Jesus has reportedly shown his face on a British woman's clean, gray sock. Sarah Crane was airing out ...

Broken In Fact, Beloved Indeed: Meditating On Sin At The End Of The Year

Lisa Anderson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Lisa Anderson

I began to starve myself to death, and with an experience of sickness that infiltrated into every fiber of my physical, mental and spiritual being. 'What is sin' and 'what does it mean to be a sinner' became intensely personal questions for me.

Occupy The Dinner Conversation This Christmas

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
C. Robert Gibson

Like every liberal activist and preacher's son, I have arch-conservative family members who don't agree with my philosophies, whom I see every year on the holidays. This year, Occupiers have nothing to worry about.

PHOTOS: Christmas Around The World

Posted 12.25.2011 | World

All around the world, people are gathering to celebrate Christmas. In Bethlehem, hundreds flock to St. Catherine's church for a mass at Jesus' tra...

Bethlehem, 'Perfection' and Our Birthmark: Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Good!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a new year looms, we might consider abandoning the quest for superficial perfection -- and embrace the pursuit of humbler, but deeper good. The particular advantage of good over perfect is... We could actually get there from here.

A Christmas Story

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 02.24.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

The Christmas story sounds imaginary. Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Unbelievable. If it wasn't for Jesus. With Jesus the unbelievable becomes believable. The impossible becomes possible. God does what no one else can do.

PHOTOS: The 10 Best Paintings Of Jesus Ever

Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

Christmas is upon us, and what better way to celebrate then by shuffling through a slideshow of Jesus in all of his many forms? Some are baby, some ar...

Occupy Christmas!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in God or which faith you follow if you do. Here's a question worth asking this holiday season: Would Jesus be an Occupy demonstrator? The Bible suggests that He would.

Christmas Consumerism vs. Downward Mobility: A Lifestyle Of Enough

Eugene Cho | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Eugene Cho

This is a lesson and a story we have to all get behind. This is the Jesus we have to get behind. It's not to suggest that we have to adopt a lifestyle of poverty but a lifestyle of enough.

PHOTOS: Pilgrimage To The Church Of The Nativity

Posted 12.23.2011 | Religion

Christian pilgrims pray in the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, where a gold star in the floor marks the spot believed to be the birth...

The True Meaning Of Christmas In An International Age Of Science

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Nothing about Christmas would be the least bit recognizable to the Jewish itinerant preacher who was born, as near as anyone can estimate, sometime in the spring roughly 2,015 years ago.

The Year of the Lord's Favor

Mike Lux | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We need to stop proclaiming what a great and holy country we are, and become a great country again -- great because we treat each other as brothers and sisters.

Taking The Blue With The Red And Green

Lamar Vest | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Jesus was born into the same world that you and I live in today. Jesus was born to a broke teenage mother. He was born into an occupied nation ruled by outsiders.

Shroud Of Turin Is Authentic, Experiments Suggest

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

A series of experiments conducted by Italian researchers indicate the Shroud of Turin is likely authentic, but the team has not yet reached a definite...

Coptic Christian Asylum Seekers Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Zachary A. Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Zachary A. Bennett

Even though being denied entrance after their long journey, the Coptic Christians from Eritrea and Ethiopia sang louder, kept smiling and celebrated near to one of the holiest place in their religion.

Was Jesus a Liberal?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

As Christmas approaches, the minds of many of us turn to the founder of Christianity, whose birthday we celebrate. Yet 2011 years after his birth, the real Jesus remains oddly elusive.

Islamic Christmas

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Jesus belongs to all Muslims because of what the struggle with his people represents; it resembles that of many Muslims today.

Take Note: Jesus Was A Millennial

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I spend a fair amount of my time with young people who go to church and who don't go to church. My experience tells me that they don't choose to engage with unresponsive and inflexible institutions with outdated rules that make no sense.