(RNS) Despite the overblown claims and dodgy artifacts floating around out there, genuine artifacts and solid historical research still provide the best window into a long-ago world and the best chance to figure out who Jesus really was, and what he meant.
Articles tagged “Jesus”
PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) McGregor delivers a stand-out performance, and quipped that “somehow playing Satan came more naturally to me then playing Jesus.”
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) While Israel has long claimed that Jesus was baptized on the Israeli side of the river, increasingly, scholars are lining up to support archaeological research showing the baptism site is actually in Jordan.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Discovered under an abandoned prison building that is part of the Tower of David Museum grounds, the trial site is one piece of a vast excavation undertaken by archaeologists from 1999 to 2000 but sealed off for the past 14 years.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) “We estimate that in the past dozen years at least 3,000 babies have been born to mothers who prayed in the grotto,” said the Franciscan brother who guards it.
(RNS) I understand why my reader wants her religious readings to take a break from “I can’t breathe” protests. But reality is what it is. And if we can’t bear to see reality, what relationship can we possibly have with God?
(RNS) To those who say that religion is inherently violent, Karen Armstrong responds with “Fields of Blood,” a book that walks through thousands of years of human history, religion and warfare.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Judas, poor man, is the one who closed himself to love and that is why he became a traitor,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It presents an opportunity for families to choose friendship. Such friendship will only happen if we believe people with Down syndrome have something to offer.