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Three-Year-Old Bride In Bible Kids' Book

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

I recently purchased the book Kind Little Rivka after a quick review of the book's title and description. It seemed harmless. It turns out this book was glorifying an underage marriage -- and I was shocked by its content and images.

When You Can't Love Someone's God, Then What?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

As a Universalist deist, I believe that regardless of the claims by various religious apologists, it is humans who are looking up at the sky, imagining what the Divine First Cause might be. We can no more understand its scope than plankton can understand the ocean.

'The Bible' Series: An Invitation to 'Change the World'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That's what we are going to do: change the world. Not just to save a few people from hell and get them to heaven, not to judge all the non-Christians, not to abandon the earth for mansions in the hereafter, not to make sure we all believe the right doctrinal things....

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.

Will Smith, Cain & Abel

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

What Will Smith really wants to do is direct. At least according to a new report from Deadline.com, which claims he wants to direct the story of Cain ...

Blue Like Jazz the Movie: Not a Children's Fable

Sonya Denyse | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Sonya Denyse

Blue Like Jazz is not sitcom-style story telling. It's not neat. You will be uncomfortable. You will laugh. You may even cry. Like many of the people who read the book, you might even see some aspect of yourself in the film.

The Bible: History Or Myth?

Jeffrey Small | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

Reading Biblical stories as mythology gives me the freedom to understand their underlying meaning in a way I never did when I was taught as a child that these stories were factually true.

Reading The Four Gospels: The Power Of Different Perspectives

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Christians have a habit of trying to harmonize the discrepancies found in the Bible. Yet this practice contributes to stripping the Bible of what makes it interesting, and what can make it speak powerfully.

Mychal Thompson, The Bible And Parenting In Public

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

There is an important Biblical story that underscores the importance of maintaining proper boundaries, especially regarding the public treatment of one's child.

The Parables: Understanding Jesus' Strange Good News

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Jesus has his moments when he speaks plainly, but much of what the Gospels convey is a lot more elusive. That's what makes his teachings so evocative, and sometimes offensive, and sometimes restorative.