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Life of Jesus

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

What (on Earth) Was Jesus Doing?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

What was Jesus doing here on Earth? Well, my guess is He was trying to show us how to live. The whole "free will" part means it's up to us whether or not we choose to listen.

PHOTOS: 7 Famous Paintings Of Jesus

Posted 04.06.2012 | Religion

The life of Jesus has been the inspiration for many artistic works throughout the history of art. This volume traces many important events in the life...

Why I Am Not An Atheist

Pierre Whalon | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

It is unreasonable to look for scientific evidence of God's existence. Whether there is or is not a creator who subsists completely outside of the universe cannot be proven or disproven.

The Mystery Behind The Missing Years Of Jesus

Jeffrey Small | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

We actually know very little about the life of Jesus, a fact not often discussed by church leaders. What experiences might have shaped Jesus into the man he became?

The Curious Connection Between Lady Gaga And The Quran-Burning Pastor

Lamar Vest | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

The controversial actions of both Terry Jones and Lady Gaga have succeeded in generating attention. But have they achieved the results intended?

Good Friday Evangelicals

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

As we move from Palm Sunday through Holy Week, many of us feel that Good Friday is our dominant reality: the guys on the side of money and power seem to keep winning.

The Mysteries Of The Last Supper And Jesus' Final Days

Colin Humphreys | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Colin Humphreys

Bible readers throughout history have noticed discrepancies in the Gospel accounts. The fact is that Jewish people would never mistake the Passover meal for another meal.

Just How Long Did Jesus Stay In The Tomb?

Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Easter, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus was...

At The Heart Of Darkness

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

As we begin our religious observances this week, I hope that we will keep in mind the Maureens and Megans among us: dear to God even in death, but so deserving of a life of here on earth.

Is A Bodily Resurrection Of Jesus Necessary For Easter To Have Validity?

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Soon, millions of Christians will gather to celebrate Easter. For many of them, the literal resurrection of Jesus is necessary for any of it to have validity. But is this necessary?