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All I Want for Christmas Is Uncertainty
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

I am longing for the gift of uncertainty, a type of profound mystery that welcomes questions, a faith that requires a leap of faith to sustain. Have you ever been enamored by a ch ...

The Bible is Not A Myth: God’s Patience with a Tone Deaf People
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

I AM SENDING YOU MY SON, THE ONE THROUGH WHOM I DO MY GREATEST WORK TO SHOW YOU WHO I AM! IS ANYONE LISTENING?? I don’t know where God gets the patience. We are absolutely the mo ...

The Fallacy of Good v. Evil: A Q&A with 'Noah' Writer Ari Handel
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

Last Sunday in Los Angeles, Cathleen Falsani sat down with Ari Handel, a screenwriter and frequent collaborator with Noah director Darren Aronofsky, with whom he co-wrote the film and the graphic novel, Noah, ...

The Bible and Movies and Violence – Oh My!
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 6:17am | Type: Blog

Why is there so much violence in the Bible? Because human history shows that we have a tendency to be violent. Yet violence is not inevitable. As the Bible struggles with its own violence, it also reveals that ...

'The Bible' Series: An Invitation to 'Change the World' (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

I watched with great delight as my sons, Luke and Jack, saw the first episode of “The Bible,” a History Channel special series that began this past Sunday and runs the five weeks through Easter. Film and telev ...

David’s Sling: Israel, Hezbollah, and the Path to Peace
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

The connection between God and violence permeates the Bible, with God apparently sanctioning violence against God’s enemies. So we rightly ask, “What about all the violence in the Bible?” ...

Telling the Old, Old Story
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gene Luen Yang Why, despite mutual suspicions, Christianity and comics go together like paper and ink. I reme ...

How I've Learned to Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I confess: I used to cringe every time I heard the "R" word. I confess: I used to cringe every time I heard the "R" word. Growing up in suburban Atlanta, th ...

My Changing Understanding of Creation (and Five More Ways to Keep it Simple and Go Green)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Over the years my understanding of the creation account has changed. Over the years my understanding of the creation account has changed. I would picture Barbie and Ken doubling ...

How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>In the August 2009 issue of</em> Harper's Magazine<em>, Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Aviv penned an article titled "Like I was Jesus: How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ." ...

Bible Stories Your Mother Never Told You -- and One to be Told Differently
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Folks in my line of work ... i.e., writers in the field of religion ... ...

Bible Stories Your Mother Never Told You -- and One to be Told Differently
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Folks in my line of work ... i.e., writers in the field of religion ... ...