“In Jesus, we see a trickster figure, one who respects the beliefs and traditions of real people, yet also questions them, challenges them and subverts them for the sake of political and religious transformation,” says post-modern theologian Peter Rollins.
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A new study ranking cities according to “Bible mindedness” contains a few surprises. Did your hometown make the list?
“The table is not just a place for food,” says Leonard Sweet, “but a place for stories and ideas to mingle, interact, attract each other, argue with one another, and procreate.”
The mega-church pastor hits hot topics head on. He even explains why he avoided discussing homosexuality but chose to talk about “bitches” and “hos.”
Her books have sold nearly a million copies, and she speaks to tens of thousands annually. Now this Christian author is talking openly about her quiet battle with breast cancer.
Can you imagine someone ripping a newborn baby from its mother’s breast and severing its head from it’s body? The Bible seems to say that God once commanded such actions.
100 million Christians worldwide now face persecution because of their faith. Some blame the rise of Islamic radicalism and inaction by the Obama administration.
(RNS) “A Supreme Court ruling might be the last word in legal terms,” Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said, “but it is hardly the last word in cultural or spiritual terms.”
A historian at Vanderbilt University says modern Christians may be missing the point of some of Jesus’ most popular parables.