(RNS) I know how American Jews would be reacting if it had been Jewish students who were killed. We can only hope that Christian priests and pastors will do the same: Speak out about the lethal persecution of Christians.
Articles tagged “Easter”
OLNEY, Md. (RNS) Judas was a man, right? Historically, yes, but not always on stage in castings for “Godspell” or “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday “good,” and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what’s up with the colored eggs? Let us ‘Splain.
“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
(RNS) Reflecting on Sister Lillian’s life, I feel relieved of my fear of death. It’s not because I’m suddenly certain that there’s an after-life. Even Sister Lillian once remarked, “None of us knows what happens after we die. We just believe.”
(RNS) Many Christians struggle with how to understand the Resurrection — as something literal or metaphorical. How literally must one take the Gospel story of Jesus’ return to be called a Christian?
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The great trove of Holy Week music is firmly rooted in church, and on Good Friday, First Presbyterian Church is bringing Bach back to his roots, presenting his “St. John Passion” as he did — not as performance but as prayer.
(RNS) In Gethsemane, Jesus experiences the full range of human emotions, and he shares them with his friends in a fully human way. For us, expressing sadness and fear allows us to set aside our desire to be in control. It is also an invitation to let others love us.
(RNS) The report shows that on average in 2012, 800,000 adults, or 2 percent of the adult population, attended church on Sunday. That’s down from 1.6 million Sunday worshippers in 1968.