(RNS) A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” Harvard Bible scholar Karen King has released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery. But a host of questions remain.
(RNS) Mercurial beings that, according to the Quran and other Eastern traditions, were created by God inhabit Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s latest horror movie.
(RNS) How many days do you have to eat matzo before it starts to taste like “the bread of affliction?”
“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is for real. Sort of. Republican presidential hopefuls begin courting evangelicals. Pastafarians shout “pasta.”
(RNS) Less than three years after a new translation of the Catholic Mass was introduced, some U.S. church leaders are pushing to redo what many said were awkward phrasings; a survey just released shows the passage of time has only increased the dissatisfaction with the new liturgy.
BOSTON (RNS) Many Muslim and Jewish leaders welcomed the decision by Brandeis to renege on awarding Ali an honorary degree, calling it a victory against hate speech.
On their wedding day, Chris and Leah O’Kane got the surprise of a lifetime when their priest belted out a personalized version of “Hallelujah,” a song originally written by Leonard Cohen and more recently popularized by Jeff Buckley’s rendition.
(RNS) Facing a steep rise in skeptical views of Scripture, the American Bible Society steps up outreach.
“Should these new PR moves make you forgive and forget or does the stink of bigotry outweigh the delicious smell of waffle fries?” Gothamist.com food editor Nell Casey about plans by Chick-fil-A — whose CEO has opposed gay marriage — to open restaurants in New York City.