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Biblical Literacy

Everyone's a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony

Rachel Held Evans | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rachel Held Evans

Eating shellfish is an abomination, a bare head is a disgrace, gossips will not inherit the kingdom of God, careless words are punishable by hell, guys who leer at women should gouge out their eyes.

5 Common Misconceptions About The Bible

Christine Hayes | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Christine Hayes

When it comes to the Bible, modern Americans are at a distinct disadvantage. They know both too much and too little.

Bible Literacy Pop Quiz

Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion

Editor's Note: Quiz provided courtesy of HuffPost blogger Timothy Beal, author of "Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs To Kn...

What You Should Know Before Reading The Bible

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Knowing something about the Bible -- its historical backgrounds and development, its origin and translation, and its use in different contexts -- enables readers to make sense of biblical texts and references for themselves.

Word on the Street, First in the Bible

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

It isn't an overstatement to say that nearly every newspaper and magazine in the English-speaking world uses a word or phrase in every issue that originated in the Bible.

Faith on the Front Lines

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

On the battlefield, where lives are lost, soldiers are injured, and families ripped apart, there is little question about the relevance of the world's best-selling book, the Bible.

The Biblical Challenge from (and for) Millennials

Lamar Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

Social networking has proven to be a valuable conduit for reaching millennials with the Word of God. Interspersed with the latest tweets from a favorite actor or comedian come portions of Scripture in a Twitter feed.