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Judas

Not Everyone Views Friday the 13th As Unlucky

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion

Friday the 13th may be one of the most firmly rooted American superstitions -- along with black cats and walking under ladders. But where did the supe...

Doing it Mother's Way

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

More than anything else, the average mother is concerned about the health, welfare and safety of her children.

Chained 'Judases' Dragged Through Streets Of Nicaragua

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Latino Voices

MASATEPE, Nicaragua (AP) — For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and draggin...

Let's Be Kind to Judas: John 13:21-32

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

John says that Satan was the motivator in Judas' betrayal of Jesus, but we're best to understand that to mean that despite all the time Judas had spent in Jesus' company, he had not committed his will to Jesus. Judas was not Jesus-possessed, the Gospel of Judas notwithstanding.

The "Negative Sainthood" of Rev. Fred Phelps

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Every life lived has something to teach us about ourselves and God, does it not?

Jewish Jesus, 'Christ Killers,' and the Hidden Code of Hatred

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Just when I thought that society had gotten over the bizarre charge that Jews were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus, an equally bizarre missive has come along to challenge my complacency.

The Greatest Betrayal

Mike Lux | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The House Republicans aren't just betraying their alleged savior by making people go hungry. They are betraying the values this country has lived by for a very long time.

The Last Supper According to Judas in the Works by Famed Filmmaker Armondo Linus Acosta

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Bible stories are hot and Hollywood studios are rushing to cash in. Although these films are capitalizing on public interest in the Bible, the bestselling book of all time, and the heroes and villains of religious history, there is one story, says filmmaker Armondo Linus Acosta, that has never been made: The Last Supper.

Et Tu, Judas?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Books
Jeff Schweitzer

The Gospel of Judas has been reexamined and again found to be authentic. By analyzing the unique ink used and how that ink interacted with the ancient papyrus, scientists concluded anew that the document is genuine.

Ancient Ink Called Key In New Analysis Of Long-Lost 'Gospel'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2013 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience A long-lost gospel that casts Judas as a co-con...

The Kiss Of Death

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Betrayal is not the end of our story, for as we look up from our self-interest and self-possession we see Jesus who still calls us "friend," and loves us more than we have ever been loved by anyone.

THE HUNGER ARTIST: Living Two Years Without Money

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

MEA CULPA There is a factor affecting everything I have done in the past couple of years, which I didn't want to share with you until it was finished...

The Politics of Betrayal: John 6:56-69

Karoline M. Lewis | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Karoline M. Lewis

The story of Judas exposes the intricacies of betrayal that we would rather ignore or to which we rarely admit. Judas reminds us that sometimes the origin of our hurt lies deep within ourselves.

Money, Money, Money

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

If we spend our borrowed time here on earth striving for upward mobility or trinkets of success and abundance, then we have missed the boat. Chasing money is a surefire path to loneliness, depression and emptiness.

Rep. Allen West: "Eleven of Jesus's Apostles Were Communists"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy
Robert S. McElvaine

Freshman Republican congressman Allen West of Florida issued a new bombshell on Sunday, announcing that he has found what he said is "incontrovertible evidence" that eleven of the twelve apostles of Jesus were card-carrying members of the Communist Party.

Grieving Those Who Are Still Alive

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

If you cannot depend upon those you love most deeply "being there" in your greatest time of need, on what may you rely?

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Album Banned In Middle Eastern Country

Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga's religious firestorm may have blown over in the United States, but the government of Lebanon found it so enflaming that they've banned the ...

Lady Gaga Decries Organized Religion's Impact

Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga skirted controversy once the full lyrics and video to her song "Judas" were released, but she's got more to say about organized religion. It...

Lady Gaga And The Gospel Of Judas

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Lady Gaga is setting off the Christian right again. In her new video, she sings over and over, "I'm in love with Judas." Is there anything redemptive, theologically speaking, about this song?

Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Video: Blasphemy Or Brilliant?

Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Catholic League President Bill Donohue released a statement after watching the video, and was somewhat less critical of the religious aspects ...

Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Video Leaked

Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

When one makes a song called "Judas" there is bound to be some controversy around it, especially if the artist in question is Lady Gaga. Mother monste...

Why Did Judas Betray Jesus?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

There are only two basic things known about Judas: Jesus chose him as one of the twelve apostles, and he handed Jesus over to the Jewish authorities.

Last Supper Tests Apostles' Friendship

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Matt. You know I hath no greater love for anyone on this planet, but this is the gospel truth -- the dinner is tonight. I've even brought in an Italian guy to make a picture."

Lady Gaga's New Single 'Judas' Leaks, Sparks Religious Outrage

Posted 06.16.2011 | Entertainment

You can't say Lady Gaga isn't provocative. "Judas," the latest single from Grammy-winner and fashion icon has leaked onto the internet early, addin...

See The Lyrics To New Lady Gaga Single 'Judas'

Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga is a pretty all-around zany person, but her wild persona does not stop with her ridiculous outfits (meat dress anyone?) The opening gibberis...