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Praying to Jesus: From Jewish Messiah to God Incarnate

James D. Tabor | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

There is no doubt that it was Paul's equating Jesus with Yahweh/Yehovah as "Lord," as well as his claims to having intimate two-way communications with Jesus, that paved the way for Christians subsequently to develop their own versions of this kind of Christ devotion that blurred any distinction between "God and his anointed one."

How Christian Is the New Testament Book of Revelation?

James D. Tabor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Is is possible that the New Testament book of Revelation -- known to millions as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," and known for its dire apocalyptic language and horrific visions of the "End of time," was originally not a Christian work at all? I

The Triumph Of Orthodoxy: Why We Kiss Pictures

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Like the cloak of Jesus, we do not think the object as divine. Rather, we call them "windows" to heaven, because we encounter Jesus through material objects.

Human Nature, Jesus And The F-Word

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

The problem with gender essentialism is that it means that only half of humanity can be saved because only half of humanity was assumed by Jesus. Jesus Christ is a man. Thus he assumed male nature and women have yet to be redeemed. They must await the coming of their Christa.

Benjamin E. Mays: Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Martin Luther King Jr. didn't emerge on the civil rights scene fully formed but drew from a rich spiritual and intellectual heritage that he owed, in part, to his mentor, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Radical Love: Why Christianity Is A Queer Religion

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

There are many people, both on the right and on the left, who claim that Christianity is incompatible with queerness. I strongly disagree. In fact, I am convinced that Christianity, at its very core, is a queer religion.