(RNS) Conservative critics call “Black Jesus” racially and religiously offensive. But it’s not the first time artistic depictions of Jesus have gotten people all riled up.
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(RNS) “Black Jesus” will air late at night, well after most kids are in bed, but One Million Moms’ Monica Cole said “blasphemy is blasphemy, no matter what time of day it is.”
(RNS) Less sex, more Jesus. If Christians quit bickering about church, we could talk about love, joy, hope and more.
(RNS) The baby Jesus survived Herod’s massacre because his parents took him across a border to a land where he was safe.
(RNS) On any issue, the teachings and actions of Jesus are more radical, more revolutionary and more disruptive than anything imagined by the right wing, or the left wing for that matter.
(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?
(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) I don’t like to think of Jesus with Fred Phelps through the hands and words of a hospice volunteer — but that shows how far off the mark I am in the grace department. It’s a cause for prayer, for sure.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis is a devoted fan of artist Marc Chagall, and his favorite is Chagall’s “White Crucifixion,” which depicts Jesus on the cross, wrapped in a Jewish prayer shawl and encircled by scenes of endangered Jews. That tells us a lot about this pope, and the future of Christian-Jewish relations.