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Why Some Verses Are Cut from the Bible — and That’s OK

Scholars update translations to make the Bibles we read as close to the original text as they can.

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The Whole Story of the New Testament in 5 Verses

Part two of a roadmap through the whole story of the Bible as told by 16 key verses.

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10 Tips for Reading the Bible for the First Time

How to get yourself through that resolution to finally read the world’s most talked-about book.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Mary, Mother of Jesus

A New Testament scholar explains how we should think about the mother of Jesus.

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10 New Testament Passages that Shape How I Think about God

What can you learn about God in the New Testament?

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How Could Anyone Reject the Bible? Because Reasons

Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you learn a thing or two.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Bible

The 10 Commandments of Bible Reading.

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What Do Americans Pray For?

Most people are either praying for themselves, a favorite sports team, or the winning lottery ticket.

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Is the Bible a Guide to War? Or Peace?

Four steps to understanding how the Bible — in the story of Jesus — offers a solution to its own violence.

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You May Be Going to Heaven, But You Won’t Be Staying There

Many Christians are hoping to make heaven their home — even though the Bible does not support that hope. Here’s why.

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Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism

The all-or-nothing approach to the Bible used by skeptics and fundamentalists alike is flawed.

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The Three Most Surprising Things Jesus Said

Think you know Jesus? Some of his sayings may surprise you.

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Why I Am Obsessed with Jesus

I gave up believing in Jesus long ago, but I can’t stop thinking — or writing — about him. Here’s why.

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How We Ruined the Bible — and How We Can Save It

That Bible everyone’s reading, quoting, arguing about, using to defend their positions? It’s not the real Bible.

No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

In Syria, some see a sign of the End Times

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

50 years after 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, victims still hold onto stained glass hope

From left, Lisa McNair, sister of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim Denise McNair, and Reps. Terri A. Sewell, Spencer … Continued

New biography to present a less “zealous” Jesus

Jay Parini’s “Jesus” (Amazon) will be the first in a new series of biographies called “Icons,” starting in December. Last … Continued

Five reasons why women care about HHS’ contraception mandate

A woman holding a birth control pill. (Eric Gaillard — Reuters) Today, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continued

‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued