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Joseph

The Shepherd from Bethlehem Speaks

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a shepherd? Most of the time you are bored out of your mind. I sit there and watch sheep day after day. I never wanted to be a shepherd.

Ding Dong Merrily: The Ridiculous Theology of Christmas Carols

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

This year, I've found myself focusing on the words of the songs rather than getting caught up in the emotion of them, and I can't believe what I've been singing all these years.

Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

Merry F*@king Christmas

Rich Siegel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, whatever the hell that means. Break out the ugly sweaters. Get those antlers on the SUV. Tis the season to be jolly. Put a smile on your face. It could be worse. Christmas could be a Jewish Holiday.

Jesus the Strategist: -Part I

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?

The Manly Side of Christmas

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

I've never heard anyone point to Joseph as an icon of biblical manhood. If the Gospel according to Matthew were packaged like People magazine, Joseph of Nazareth's face would grace the cover, for Joseph is the lead story in Matthew's Gospel -- and not for chiseled abs.

The Quiet Heroism Of Joseph

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Imagine being Joseph, the husband of Mary and stepdad to baby Jesus. Your fiancée is pregnant and not by you. Her baby is adored by many, wh...

Hippies Versus the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

So, all the cute similarities aside, would this Biblical character have had any meaningful connection to the counter-culture youth movement of the 60s?

Luke 1:39-45(46-55): The Other Side of the Tray

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

And there is the key to Christmas joy. The little-known secret of Christmas is that our joy is full when we study and learn from Mary as servant, God as servant, Jesus as servant, and become servants ourselves. When we do, our joy will be full.

#Firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)

Rev. Keith Anderson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Keith Anderson

With just a few days to go before Christmas, many Americans will be rushing around completing their Christmas preparations: doing their last minute shopping, finalizing travel plans, figuring out how to deal with awkward family dynamics.

Getting Closer to Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In order to understand fully the meaning Christmas, one must be acquainted with what happened several months earlier.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coffin: Parshat VaYechi

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Book of Genesis ends on a seemingly sad note, recording the death of Joseph in the last passage. But is that a sad scene -- or a message of hope and faith?

Carl Jung, John Lennon and Joseph: The Shadow & the Beautiful Boy (Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27)

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

It was because of this beauty, along with Joseph's attendant arrogance and Jacob's favoritism, that Joseph's brothers hated him with a hatred like a thick, dark shadow eclipsing the light of this dazzling boy.

Shema Yisrael: Parshat VaYigash

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

During the emotional reunion of Jacob and Joseph, only one of them hugs the other initially. What is the other one doing, and why?

Great Idea, Einstein: Parshat Mikeitz/Thanksgivvukah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Joseph interprets Pharoah's dreams, and then offers some unsolicited advice. The advice provokes surprising praise from Pharoah. What's going on?

Fathers and Sons: Parshat VaYeishev

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Joseph faces extraordinary temptation as his master's wife attempts to seduce him. His father's image saves him, foreshadowing a later heroic attempt by King David to save his son.

Don't Forget St. Joseph This Christmas

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

In this video, Fr. James Martin talks about St. Joseph, Jesus' father, as a model for the Christian devotional life.

The Secret Of Dreams: A Lesson From Joseph

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

The Zohar, the central text of Jewish mysticism, teaches that we are all "children from the chamber of yearnings." I hope this year we listen not only to ourselves - to the echo chamber of our own dreams - but to others.

After Christmas, How Is God With Us?

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

While Christians put decorations away, vacuum up the tinsel, and find places to put our new toys, I often wonder what it all means. After the pregnant longing, after the birth, how do we understand that God is with us?

Love Is the Real Legacy of 9/11

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

If you had one last thing to say, What would it be? One more way to stand before your liberty. Would it be, could it be, Would it be love? Would it b...

Big Sky Doc Film Fest: Short Films Long on Quality

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Missoula, Montana -- At the Woodstock Film Festival, and three months later at the Sundance Film Festival, I was determined to watch some short films....