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Scholars piece together a ‘new’ New Testament

Is the New Testament missing a few books? In a move that may seem heretical to some Christians, a group … Continued

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

Pope’s final book on Jesus focuses on Christmas birth, hidden childhood

VATICAN CITY — Just in time for Christmas, the Vatican on Tuesday (Nov. 20) unveiled a new book by Pope … Continued

Five big questions about the ‘Jesus’ wife’ discovery

In a surprise announcement that seemed scripted by the novelist Dan Brown, a Harvard professor revealed an ancient scrap of … Continued

Google takes the Dead Sea Scrolls online

Lior Mizrahi GETTY IMAGES A part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is seen inside the … Continued

What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

The first in a series of posts about homosexuality in the Bible.

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Not all abortions are evil

It may be that Catholics have overemphasized the child’s right to life and failed to properly include the mother’s right to life in our public discourse.

Choice and Karma

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

Danger of demagoguery

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

The Battle over Hindu History

For years, some Hindus have argued that the 16th century mosque called the Babri Masjid (after the Mughal emperor Babur) … Continued

What I Learned in Sunday School

More than six years ago, I walked into an adult Sunday School class at Old Bridge United Methodist Church in … Continued

Crisis of Religious Leadership

I am thankful that the issue of religious leadership was raised. I am so passionate about this issue’s monumental importance, … Continued

Muslim free speech

Most of the great scriptures of the “world faiths” have a vision of shalom, peace, and reconciliation. So far so … Continued

Back to the Future: Every Generation Must Make the Faith Their Own

Latin was a terrific choice for spreading the Christian faith to the Roman world when Latin was the lingua franca … Continued