Hanging in the hallways of Broadway Church, a historic stone structure in midtown Kansas City, Mo., are more than 200 artistic portrayals of Jesus. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Christ of St. John of the Cross,” the church’s former pastor, Paul R. Smith, began collecting these “faces of Jesus”, which were mounted in 1996.
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(RNS) The first U.S. exhibition exploring the “darker works” of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) shows a Jewish artist obsessed with Jesus.
(RNS) Joseph’s quiet heroism often goes overlooked in the Christmas story. Yet there is something profound and compelling in Joseph, a patron saint to Roman Catholic stepfathers and a role model for all Christian dads.
(RNS) In what some are calling the biggest miracle in Bethlehem since the birth of Jesus, the three churches that share responsibility for the Nativity church put aside centuries of tense relations this past year to ensure the restoration of the ancient site is completed.
(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year’s crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here’s our list of the year’s most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
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.”
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.