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Defending Calvinism: A Q&A with Marilynne Robinson

The Pulitzer-prize winning author talks sin, Calvin, and the incarnation.

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The Whole Story of the Old Testament in 11 Verses

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

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4 Responses to the Problem of Violence in the Bible

Does the Bible actually endorse violence on a dramatic scale?

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.

Stuff Christians Say that Makes Jewish People Cringe

As a Jewish man who believes in Jesus, I have ample opportunity to hear what Christians say.

10 Old Testament Passages that Shape How I Think about God

These verses from the Hebrew Bible depict a God who is both challenging and encouraging.

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Evangelicals Are Heretics. But Here’s How You Can Help

The church needs to retrieve and re-communicate the vintage faith for a new generation losing the plot.

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.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Bible

The 10 Commandments of Bible Reading.

7 Ways to Think about Earthquakes and God

An atheist considers the options.

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.

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.

What’s the real cost of cheap, fast food?

(Photo: Belleville News-Democrat) Last week, thousands of Americans stepped away from their jobs at fast-food restaurants and into the streets … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

‘The Bible’ returns to television

A scene from History’s “The Bible.” (Joe Alblas — A+E Networks) The Bible, at least on national television, comes in … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

PBS documentary examines Holocaust survivor’s religion of persistence

Marian Marzynski. Credit: Jason Longo. Sometimes mundane, seemingly innocuous details can best impress the enormity of a tragedy on those … Continued

Gods and morality

One of the most common and profound misconceptions about faith is that God is necessary to be moral and to … Continued

Prayer, worship events planned before political conventions in N.C., Fla.

Charging that the church community and too many pastors have lost their way, a former Major League Baseball player is … Continued

Mormon temples are places apart

Later this week yet another new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint–this one in Kansas City, … Continued