Robert D. Cornwall reviews "The Messiah Confrontation: Pharisees Versus Sadducees and the Death of Jesus" by Israel Knohl translated by David Maisel. This book makes the case that the trial of Jesus should not be a point of contention between Jews and Christians because his
Robert D. Cornwall reviews Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass. This book is her attempt to free Jesus from the captivity she has experienced in life and in doing so invites us to do the
Columnist Terrell Carter writes that Jesus gave his disciples an earnest rundown of how their lives would be changed due to following him. Although discipleship would be a blessing, it would also carry a cost with struggle, conflict, and separation in many ways.
A conversation with Ariel Sabar about the stranger-than-fiction story of a Harvard professor, a con artist, and a papyrus fragment that made front-page news.
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Michael Gerson pushes back against the notion that the historical Jesus is White, and he explains the problems with viewing Jesus as such.
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The first time the Rev. Lettie Moses Carr saw Jesus depicted as Black, she was in her 20s. It felt “weird,” Carr said; until that moment, she’d always thought Jesus was white.
The leader stood condemned. He had acted unlawfully. He had tried to undermine the government. He had been caught. The testimony was clear, the evidence overwhelming. The only thing left was to offer punishment. But the politician bringing the verdict at the trial couldn’t do
(The Conversation) — April 30 was the 127th birthday of an artist whose name you probably don’t know, but his work may be the most widely distributed of the 20th century.
(The Conversation) Church isn’t the only place people go to learn about Jesus. Fifteen years ago, at the beginning of Lent, devout evangelical Christians thronged to theaters to watch a decidedly Catholic film to begin the Lenten season: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,”
What do you mean when you talk about “good church people”? Jesus appeared in first century Palestine, where the line between “good church people” (code for God's chosen) and pagans was clearly defined.