The Homeless Jesus Statue

A statue of a “homeless Jesus” recently caused a bit of ruckus near the town of Davidson, North Carolina. The story was picked up by NPR: The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an [Read More...]

A Thread Called Grace

My friend Jon Merritt is a brave, wise writer, and everyone should read the excerpt from his new book that appears in April’s Christianity Today : I can’t tell you how many times something like this occurred. I remember those three vividly, and when I let my mind wander, I can still see the events in my [Read More...]

Why is the Supposed Marriage of Jesus Such a Big Deal These Days? Part 2

Small sculpture of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. In the wall of the garden near the Church of All Nations.

Last Friday, I began suggesting several answers to the question: Why is the supposed marriage of Jesus such a big deal these days? So far, I’ve offered three options: 1. The Marriage of Jesus is a Big Deal Because of The Da Vinci Code 2. The Marriage of Jesus is a Big Deal Because It [Read More...]

Why is the Supposed Marriage of Jesus Such a Big Deal These Days?

Da Vinci Code Cover

A few days ago, a scholar at the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome announced the discovery of a tiny fragment of a manuscript, which, if authentic, comes from the fourth century A.D. This kind of academic presentation wouldn’t even make the back page of American newspapers, let alone the headlines, except for [Read More...]


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