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Interview: Hal Taussig and A New New Testament

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Here is my interview with Dr. Hal Taussig on his newest book project, A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts.

God's Earth is Crying Out; God's People, Responding, Must Prepare for Jail

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Today, religious folk face modern plagues imposed upon our countries and our planet by a new kind of Pharaoh. All of God's creation -- both humankind and the web of life upon our planet -- are endangered by the overburning of fossil fuels.

Mark Burnett: 'The Bible Is The Foundation Of Western Civilization'

Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion

'The Bible' producer Mark Burnett talks to HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez about the importance of the Bible in Western Civilization and why the se...

Bravo for Brennan!

John Ragosta | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
John Ragosta

What better way to make that point than swearing on George Washington's own copy of the Constitution? Why Washington? Few American leaders have been more emphatic about not abusing the power of office.

What The History Channel Is Getting Wrong About The Bible

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

Not quite everything. Just geography, anthropology, archaeology, biblical studies, theology, race and ethnicity. Not all of them all of the time, but most of them, most of the time.

What the Hell Has Happened to Texas?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

My state has always been a larger than life, much caricatured place, and most Texans take it all in good humor. Texas' problem, though, is that over the last decade, the state and its leaders have taken a dark turn. Texas has been pulled so far to the right that reasonable voices are seldom heard.

The Ego in Christianity

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

When a Christian goes out of their way to say Jesus condemns you for your love, they are taking Jesus' name in vain. They are lifting up their own personal views above the Christian message.

Evolution Time for the Creation Museum

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sounds to us like the Creation Museum is the perfect mecca for both Bible thumpers and potheads! That's why we were shocked to learn that this major, multimillion-dollar facility has suddenly found itself taking a crash course in survival of the fittest.

Finding Your Way On The Spiritual Path

Caroline Oakes | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Caroline Oakes

I was struck by the directness of his message: "To have a meaningful spiritual life, you must read Scripture."

The Reformation Project: Training Christians To Eradicate Homophobia From The Church (VIDEO)

Matthew Vines | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Vines

Careful, persistent arguments about the Bible's allegedly anti-gay passages have the power to change every Christian church, no matter how conservative its theology. The mission of The Reformation Project is to train a new generation of Christians to streamline that process.

Response To WSJ Op-Ed Calling For Bible Education In Public Schools

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.02.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

India is the reason for the existence of what later became the United States of America. Certainly, this bit of history should be taught in every American school.

6 Things Christians Should Just Stop Saying

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There is one thing I think all Christians should remember, and that is the one simple thing Jesus once said would be the one-and-only thing the world would know us by: "They will know you are my disciples by your love" (John 13:35). When we love, what more needs to be said?

Was Jefferson For Jesus?­­­ Our Founding Father's Religious Resume

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Jefferson, much the deist, held to the idea of a "designer" to explain the scientific origin of the universe. Enlightenment thinkers called this designer the "great clockmaker," but he was not the same God that interceded in the cosmos.

Jesus of Nazareth, Bill O'Reilly and the Brutal Romans

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Bernard Starr

The question of who killed Jesus or who was primarily responsible for the crucifixion has been debated by scholars, biblical experts and ordinary people for 2000 years.

Throw A Purim Party For Lent!

Jack Levison | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

I make sure my students end just about every week of term by celebrating a Jewish holiday. We're mostly Protestants, so we're not so good at it; but we have fun, and we learn about Jewish history -- our shared history -- by laughing, eating, dancing and praying, sometimes in botched Hebrew.

Giving Up Literalism For Lent

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Just as Jesus refused to let the devil tempt him with Scriptural Literalism in the first century wilderness, we must resist the same temptation in the 21st -- because it makes no more sense now than it did then to take the Living Word of God and misuse it as the Literal Words of God.

Thoughts for Ash Wednesday: The Dirt on David

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The beginning of our Lenten journey is a unique one that marches us toward the cross and ultimately resurrection. Let us believe through faith that just as the dirt on David was removed, thanks to the love and mercy of God that a fallen humanity can also be scrubbed clean in the very same way.

Sodom And Gomorrah Revisited

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

Regardless of whether one is a literalist or a relativist, it seems to me that the true abomination lies in centuries of vilifying, criminalizing and persecuting a group of human beings in the name of religion.

Whose Faith Is In Play?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

One of the most neglected passages in the New Testament is Mark 2:1-12. This story is so rich and powerful, but so little preached about in churches.

So We Are a Christian Nation?

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

What is at stake in constantly requiring that God's name is invoked throughout this political ceremony inaugurating the leader of all Americans?

The Most And Least 'Bible-Minded' Cities In The United States

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to view a list of the most and least Bible-minded cities in the United States: The Bible is believed to be the most w...

Jesus Was a Texan

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

We are a backwards-ass state in a fast-forward world. Texas is a land of contradictions. We are creating some of the planet's most advanced technology while teaching our children that archaeology proves the Bible to be factual.

Why Ban Cousin Marriages?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

The fact that 20 percent of global marriages take place between first cousins and most societies, including Europe and Canada, consider cousin marriages to be legal should give us a pause.

Psalm 137 7-9 Understanding Violence in the Bible

Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion

The Bible comes up in the conversation on HuffPost Religion almost daily. One disturbing psalm is of particular interest commenting community. On a re...

11 Ways To Power Up For Lent

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media. He blesses the world of Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.