(RNS) New scientific tests on the Shroud of Turin date the cloth to ancient times, challenging earlier experiments that dated it only to the Middle Ages.
Articles tagged “Jesus”
(RNS) When some people recently started questioning whether the Satan character on “The Bible” mini-series resembled President Obama, others had a broader question: Why was Satan dark-skinned at all?
(RNS) The Bible tells us little about Nicodemus. But Christians have found ways to dramatize his journey from skeptical Pharisee to the foot of the cross.
(RNS) The line between satire and stupidity is notoriously blurry. On Saturday, “Saturday Night Live” ran a skit call “DJesus Uncrossed,” a spoof on Quentin Tarantino’s revenge flick “Django Unchained.”
(RNS) Muslim and Christian views of the Apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending.
(RNS) At this time of year, many Christians dispel the notion of a white baby Jesus by including a Christ child of other colors in Nativity scenes and plays. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The traditional Christmas image of the Virgin Mary — silent, obedient, observant — has cemented a potent ideal in the Western imagination. Now the masterful Irish writer Colm Toibin puts a jackhammer to the cozy, safe, Christmas-card version in “The Testament of Mary.'' By Karen Long.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Just in time for Christmas, the Vatican on Tuesday (Nov. 20) released a new book by Pope Benedict XVI focused on Jesus' birth and childhood, the final installment of his trilogy on the life of Jesus. By Alessandro Speciale.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Seventy percent of Americans say Scientology is not a true religion compared to 13 percent who believe it is, according to a new poll by CBS News and Vanity Fair magazine. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) A newly revealed piece of papyrus offers fresh evidence that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, according to a Harvard Divinity School professor. Dan Brown, if you're listening, call your office. By Daniel Burke.