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Adam and Eve

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Why Did Eve Eat the Apple?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why did Eve eat the apple?

Leading Off: Parshat Emor

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

What does the word antelapsarian mean? And what does it have to do with Kohanim (priests)?

Oh, This Won't Offend ANYONE

Posted 03.09.2014 | Comedy

Look, if you were Eve and God told you not to eat from the tree of knowledge, you'd have one or two questions, right? Right. Since Eve was the firs...

What Did Eve Want? (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7)

Greg Carey | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Our popular imagination turns Eve into a receptacle for one set of our fantasies. Our fixation on Eve's sexuality causes us to overlook the story's major themes and what they might mean for our common life together.

The First Valentine

Boria Sax | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Boria Sax

Saint Valentine's Day is one of many holidays that are clustered around the beginning of spring, including the Roman Lupercalia, the Celtic Imbolic, t...

'Adam' Is HOW Old?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

How old is our most common male ancestor? A new study indicates that the guy scientists call "Y-chromosomal Adam," or "Genetic Adam," walked the Earth...

Were There Mushrooms in Eden?

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

What happened when humanity lost its innocence, as represented allegorically in the Eden story, is not that biological existence began, but that the harmonic balance of the food chain started to be skewed.

Questioning Darwin: One Man's Quest to Teach Science to Clergy

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

We asked ourselves what it would mean to be clergy who not only respected science's vision of a random, non-designed universe, but who preached the importance of taking a fresh look at our traditional theologies in the light of Darwin's brilliant discoveries.

Telling the Story of Humankind

Boria Sax | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

As scientists learn ever more about human evolution, it ceases to be a story at all, since any grand themes and patterns are lost in an enormous mass of detail. Many people today have almost no sense of a collective past.

"Unstoppable" Is a One Hour Sermon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Genetic 'Adam & Eve' Uncovered In Surprising New Study

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.02.2013 | Science

Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared ...

Musical Duo From Planet Mawama Saves Comatose Earth

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

My Woshin Mashin sounds like a goofy name. For Hugo Simons and his wife, Bibi Tulin, it's a name the electronic duo created for their band. They came up with it by using what they call their mythical language, known as Mawamian, mingled with English.

Adam, Eve And We: The Tensions Of Fundamentalist Sexuality

Greg Carey | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

One look at a magazine rack confirms that we live in a dehumanizing, exploitative sexual culture. Unfortunately, fundamentalist sexual teaching suffers under the enormous burden of trying to prove its own superiority.

Leave the Pope Alone

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

He and his Church are not exactly the problem, and even less the solution. A hypothetical acceptance of same-sex marriage by the Roman Catholic Church will fail to provide what same-sex lovers need from spiritual leaders.

St. Valentine's Eden

Linda S. Schearing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Linda S. Schearing

Ever since the story of Adam, Eve and their Garden was crafted, readers have returned to the first couple time and again to figure out how all couples should act. On Valentine's Day, interpretations of their story serve both as cautionary tales and as inspiration for couples in the 21st century.

Adam And Eve And You And Me

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When there is only Adam and Eve -- only you and me -- then there's a kind of awakened awareness that comes to you, is there not?

Is Religion Giving Morality A Bad Name?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

The Vatican argues that moral values are God-given and do not change as society evolves. But what exactly is God's position, if any, on sex?

Adam And Eve And General Petraeus

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It was a breath of fresh air for a highly respected General of the Army to resign while blaming no one other than himself for the mess he was in.

A New Twist To An Old Story

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

Do you know the story of Adam and Eve? If we truly understand what took place on that day in the Garden of Eden, it would help us understand a lot about what we are supposed to being doing here in this world.

The Myth Of The 47%: Our Original Sin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

This myth justifies hardheartedness (or often condescending paternalism) toward those whose poverty must be their own fault, and it allows those who believe it to congratulate themselves for their hard work and responsible life choices.

Turning Marriage Right Side Up: Lilith on Top

Robert B. Barr | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Robert B. Barr

It is time for marriage to be turned right side up. It is time for Eve Marriages to go away and Lilith Marriages to arise. For when women are on top -- everyone will ultimately benefit.

Five Bible Images You Probably Misunderstand

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

Flawed translations conceal biblical messages from modern readers by failing to convey the significance of images and metaphors. Here's what goes wrong.

Why The Story Of Adam And Eve Is Right And Kirk Cameron Is Wrong: The Religious Value Of Love

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

No matter the scientific evidence, no matter the countless lives of happy, healthy LGBT people, there's that story, that binary, and that claim. Well, I'd like to take that story back -- to reclaim it for all of us, not just those of us who find love in heterosexual, monogamous life.

New Survey Of Protestant Pastors Shows Rejection Of Human Evolution

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Since the days of Darwin, there have been theologians who have also embraced evolution in some form or another. But Evangelicals tend to be the least likely to do this, and here's why.