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Are Fundamentalists Our Modern Scribes? Divine Revelation as Book or People

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Robert Orlando

There are no divine projects without human ones, and while we can point to tradition or even sacred holy writ, Jesus seems to be warning to beware if you begin to think that in a holy book alone you have life, without also listening to the human cries behind that holy book.

Baltimore and Our Imperfect Union

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Only when we recognize the common humanity that we all share will we all be free. We cannot treat one another as if we can do without the other. We are too interconnected.

Selfish Politicians Who Politicize Vaccination Endanger the Public

David Ropeik | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Parents can opt out of having their kids vaccinated for either philosophical or religious reasons, depending on the state. Posturing as a defender of individual liberty, when people already have it, is selfish political grandstanding and nothing more.

Apostle Paul and the Bible: Fundamentalism = Anti-Intellectualism

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Inerrancy, literalism, or unexamined belief in the Bible, why does Fundamentalism still have a strong hold on so many Christians today?

Apostle Paul: Bribes, Bids, and Betrayals in the Bible?

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Although "bid" is not as sharp "bribe" it was also not as accurate. Truth be told, at the heart of the life of the Apostle Paul there was not only a bribe, albeit a "polite" one, but actually an apostolic betrayal!

Managing the Potholes of Life

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Last week when my wife and I were in the car, I was zigzagging down the road, having difficulty dodging all the potholes left over from winter, not ye...

'Sicarii Essenes,' 'Those of the Circumcision,' and Qumran

Robert Eisenman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

In a much overlooked description of 'the Essenes', attributed to the Third-Century Early Church theologian Hippolytus in Rome, there exists a completely original version of Josephus' famous description of them.

Sam Stein

Kirsten Gillibrand And Rand Paul, The Senate's Odd Couple, Team Up Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In today's bitterly divided U.S. Senate, there are at least two lawmakers on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum who have found a ...

The GOP's Sham Denunciation of Ted Nugent

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Texas governor Rick Perry, and The Washington Times in quick succession indignantly denounced racist loudmouth, rock...

F.C. Baur, the Nosferatu of New Testament Critical Studies?

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Over the last few decades, whenever the notion of a harmonious Christian beginning has been challenged, there seems to have been a readily available "how-to-manual" defense against this perspective.

"Eat My Body, Drink My Blood"-- Did Jesus Really Say That?

James D. Tabor | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

One way of sharpening this is to ask two questions that take us beyond Paul and back to Jesus. Is it historically probable that Jesus held a Last Supper with his disciples on the night before his death?

Soft Matters With Paul McEuen

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

The most common mistake I see young graduate students make when courting a prospective research group is undervaluing social chemistry.

'Leave Me The Hell Alone'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to The New York Times to announce that he was "restructuring" his office -- but not firing anyone -- after pl...

Paul Shakes Up Debate

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Henry Clay. Henry Cabot Lodge. Robert Taft. William Fulbright. Jesse Helms. Is Rand Paul the next generation-defini...

Michael Vick's Redemptive Story

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

With God's help, Vick is turning his life around. Four years and counting, he is moving steadily forward. Rather than pointing to the past, wouldn't we all be better served to be cheering him on?

Paul the Jew as Founder of Christianity?

James D. Tabor | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

The notion that Christianity depends on "grace" and Judaism on "works" is a terribly unfortunate misunderstanding of Judaism. What divides Paul from Judaism is his insistence that God's justifying forgiveness is only extended to those who accept his Christ faith.

Paul's 'Comrade-in-Arms' Epaphroditus and the First Gospels

Robert Eisenman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Author's note: Much of what follows is excerpted from pp. 788-801 of my James the Brother of Jesus (Viking/Faber&Faber/Penguin, 1997-98); but it has b...

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The hype in America and abroad over "jihad" has brought me to consider the term through a Christian perspective. In this piece I seek to explore how forms of "jihad" are present in Christianity and pinpoint different ways of looking at "jihad" in Christian and Islamic texts.

Rand Paul Effort Fails Big Time

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate roundly rejected a proposal Wednesday to redirect aid for Egypt into bridge-building projects in the U.S. after a potential R...

Paul Clarifies 'Mistaken Impression' On Drones

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked back comments Tuesday in which he endorsed the hypothetical killing of an armed robber by a drone, a day after he took t...

Pentagon's Top Lawyer Resigns

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer has resigned and says he will return to private practice. Jeh (jay) Johnson is stepping down at the end ...

Ron Paul Sounds Dark Note About Obama Reelection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sounded a dark note about the reelection of President Barack Obama Thursday, suggesting that he won a majority becaus...

Paul Smacked Down By Senate On Drastic Cut

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to drastically cut food stamp spending and replace the food a...

PARANORMAL PIG: This Pig Can Supposedly Pick The Winners Of Soccer Games

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News

WARSAW, Poland -- With a pig in Kiev, an elephant in Krakow and now, believe it or not, a ferret in Kharkiv, sports prognosticating has truly gone wil...