NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that’s told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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(RNS) Bernice King had said that her father “MUST be turning in his grave” over her brothers’ attempts to sell his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, calling it “outright morally reprehensible.”
(RNS) How did a story like Michael Sam’s coming out fail to be reported on a campus known for having one of the top journalism schools in the world? Because, in the minds of the students at the University of Missouri, being gay is no big deal.
(RNS) “As Mark 8:36 teaches, ‘For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?'” she said. “Our Father MUST be turning in his grave. As a minister of the Gospel, the thought of selling my daddy’s Bible troubles my mind, vexes my spirit and weighs on my soul.”
(RNS) Annie Vallotton’s simple illustrations of biblical stories have been included in the more than 225 million copies of “The Good News Bible.”
(RNS) From “Me So Holy” to “iSlam Muhammad,” Apple has banned at least five iPhone apps with religious themes deemed too controversial for download.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (RNS) All of the specimens at Torah Animal World died of natural causes, swears Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, and were not hunted in the wild: “Instead of turning them into a fur coat I use them for education.”
NEW YORK (RNS) “I think the danger with Christian publishing is (the attitude), ‘If it’s got a Bible verse in it then it’s OK,’ even if it’s got really bad writing and bad art,” said author Sally Lloyd-Jones. “I suppose my vision has always been that it’s got to be excellent.”
(RNS) Jana Riess, popular Mormon blogger at Religion News Service, spent four years tweeting every book of the Old and New Testaments with pith and wit. Now, the complete collection — each chapter condensed to 140 characters — is on sale as “The Twible.”