Why We Need to Start Talking About God

Who are we? What are we here for?

#anglican-churches, #austin-tex, #bible, #christians-and-christianity

Britain Detains ‘Noah’s Ark,’ Doubting It Can Handle the Sea

The British maritime authorities want to see paperwork proving that the ark, a floating museum of Bible exhibits, is seaworthy before it can be towed from Ipswich, England, back to the Netherlands.

#bible, #great-britain, #ipswich-england, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #museums, #netherlands, #peters-aad, #politics-and-government

Ole Anthony, Scourge of Televangelists, Dies at 82

After working as a well-paid Republican operative, he gave up a lavish lifestyle to live in poverty as a self-proclaimed Jeremiah, calling out fraud in the name of God.

#anthony-ole-1938-2021, #bible, #briggs-joe-bob, #dallas-tex, #deaths-obituaries, #frauds-and-swindling, #religion-and-belief, #trinity-foundation

Why Beth Moore Has Captivated Evangelical Women

The author and public speaker attracted attention for her dramatic break with the Southern Baptist Convention this week.

#baptist-churches, #bible, #evangelical-movement, #moore-beth-1957, #southern-baptist-convention, #women-and-girls

Is a Long-Dismissed Forgery Actually the Oldest Known Biblical Manuscript?

In 1883, a manuscript found near the Dead Sea caused an international sensation. It was denounced as a fake, and soon vanished. But what if it was the only known source text for the Hebrew Bible?

#bible, #dead-sea-scrolls, #deuteronomy, #forgery, #idan-dershowitz

Tomb of Joshua, Revered Prophet, Beckons Believers in Baghdad

No one knows for certain if Joshua, the Old Testament prophet, actually lived or where he might be buried. But for over 1,000 years, the sick and faithful have visited a Baghdad tomb said to be his.

#baghdad-iraq, #bible, #moses-prophet, #muslims-and-islam, #pilgrimages, #religion-and-belief, #tombs-and-tombstones

Prepping for the Apocalypse, the Biblical Way

In a small town in Kentucky, an immense replica of Noah’s ark looms over the countryside.

#bible, #documentary-films-and-programs, #global-warming, #kentucky, #religion-and-belief

Pastor, Can White Evangelicalism Be Saved?

A conversation about Christmas and faith’s role in building a “beloved community.”

#bible, #christians-and-christianity, #christmas, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Virginia Mollenkott, 88, Dies; Feminist Found Liberation in Bible

A Christian evangelical who was shunned for her lesbianism, she became an influential scholar of the Bible, finding in it acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. people.

#bible, #bob-jones-university, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #evangelical-movement, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #religion-and-belief, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia-mollenkott

A Director Turns an Immigrant Into a Modern-Day Jesus

Milo Rau has retold the Passion of Christ through the story of migrant workers in Italy fighting for rights and citizenship.

#bible, #black-people, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #matera-italy, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #rau-milo, #sagnet-yvan, #the-new-gospel-movie, #venice-international-film-festival

What the Bible Has to Say About the George Floyd Protests

The Psalms are not silent about the rage of the oppressed.

#bible, #christians-and-christianity, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jesus-christ, #lynching, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church

“He did not pray,” said Mariann E. Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington. “He did not mention George Floyd, he did not mention the agony of people who have been subjected to this kind of horrific expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years.”

#barr-william-p, #bible, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hicks-hope-c-1988, #national-guard, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

True Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Black Americans need more than a trial and a verdict.

#bible, #black-people, #evers-medgar, #jesus-christ, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Jehovah’s Witnesses Face the Challenge of the Coronavirus Outbreak

The pandemic has put a stop to the activities of one of the nation’s most visible religious groups, Jehovah’s Witnesses.

#bible, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jehovahs-witnesses