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April 11, 2017
Was the Resurrection a Hoax?
by Jedediah McClure The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, believed by roughly 2.4 billion people across the...
May 03, 2016
A Very Human Jesus: Ewan McGregor on Playing Yeshua in ‘Last Days in the Desert’
"You can't approach playing a character such as Jesus without being a little freaked out....
May 02, 2016
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March 18, 2016
Power, Politics, and Palm Sunday: Which Leader Will You Follow?
By the Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn Palm Sunday is the story of a triumphant entry...
February 02, 2016
Throwing Jesus Off a Cliff
If you invited someone to your house and shortly after they arrived you felt like throwing...
February 01, 2016
The Greatest Manhunt in History: On the New Movie RISEN
RISEN, a new movie from Sony Films, arrives in theaters February 19, just after we've begun our...
January 15, 2016
Turning Wine Into Water and Other Everyday Miracles
Everybody, at some point in their life, wants a miracle. But it is usually when...
December 08, 2015
Jesus Loves Santa (I Saw Them Together at Macy’s)
I had a religious experience at Macy’s department store in New York City when I...
October 01, 2015
The Selfie or The Song? Seeking Jesus in the Holy Land
Danielle Shroyer’s new book “Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy...
May 20, 2015
The Fruit of Soulful Love: Marvin Gaye, God and Us
The late Marvin Gaye was my first proper crush. His chocolate buttery voice courted me....
April 03, 2015
Easter is About Seeing Those at the Margins
For many Christians, Easter is a high holy holiday—it’s the religious bedrock that not only...
April 02, 2015
Holy Week in an Unholy World
"God understands our pain. That is good theology for Good Friday. And that kind of...
March 27, 2015
Did God Kill Jesus? Tony Jones on the Crucifixion, Love, and Resurrection
"The way we view the crucifixion of Jesus and the posture of God when that...
January 07, 2015
Where Is God? A Sermon on Why It’s Not Necessary to Believe that Jesus is God
John’s prologue is actually a poem that introduces major themes that will be developed in...
December 22, 2014
Yes, Mary Did Know. But Do We?
By the Rev. Jude Harmon Chartbusting this holiday season is Pentatonix’s cover of “Mary Did...
December 18, 2014
When Jesus Stopped Believing in Santa
The day after the first Shabbat in Advent, Mary and Joseph took Jesus, who was...
November 05, 2014
Away With the Manger
The annual rant is upon us: Thanksgiving is still weeks away, and already the stores...
August 28, 2014
What Jesus Learned from a Courageous Woman (and what we can learn too!)
One of the more fascinating stories in the Gospels that many Christians conveniently ignore is...
August 19, 2014
Stump a Bible Scholar: Is Jesus God?
Think you can stump a scholar? No question is too tough or too radical (this...
June 19, 2014
Five Surprises That Hit Me When Writing “How Jesus Became God”
In my opinion, How Jesus Became God is the most important book I’ve written for non-scholars, since...
May 23, 2014
In Praise of Heretics
The word “heretic” is often thrown around today to denounce someone for espousing an idea...
May 16, 2014
The Cross and Gendercide: A Book Review
Elizabeth Gerhardt’s The Cross and Gendercide is without hesitation among (if not the) most convicting,...
May 12, 2014
If It Weren’t for Jesus, I Might be Pro-Death Too: A Response to Al Mohler
Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler wrote a piece this week defending the death penalty. In...
April 30, 2014
Blood Doctrine: Christian Piatt Asks – What if Jesus Returns… as a Clone?
By Blake Atwood, faithvillage.com As an author, Christian Piatt may be most well-known for his Banned...
April 18, 2014
The Cross: My Answer to My Daughter’s Question, “Why Did God Make Sickness?”
in Golgotha, at the Cross, humanity spoke violence and God spoke love, and the cross...
April 15, 2014
Did God Forsake Jesus On the Cross?
When Mother Teresa’s private journals were published after her death, the surprising revelation was that...
April 14, 2014
Resurrection: Calculating the Probabilities
The end of the Gospel of Mark is, shall we say, indecisive. Mark’s account of...
April 11, 2014
The Cross, Part 6: They Should Have Sent a Poet
Like most six-year-olds on their first day of school, I remember sitting excited and terrified. ...
April 03, 2014
If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#5): When the Capitol is Surrounded by Armies
This is the fifth in a series of posts where I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks,...
March 28, 2014
The Cross, Part 4: The Views of Calvin, Arminius, and Aslan Described Somewhat Snarkily
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