Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
"In my opinion, there should only be soaps like this one — to teach about the Bible, about family and values," hairdresser Cristiana da Silva said, dividing her attention between the evening's last customer and the action on screen. "This is the best soap."
Parallel Bible: This app is like Instagram, but for the Bible.
Parallel feels a lot like Instagram, but instead of filters, it has you tag your photos with biblical verses. In doing so, it attempts to make a universal text feel personal, and shareable, in the same way one might post a photo on any other social media.
The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife - The Atlantic
Unlike the media, Karen King was interested in it less for the papyrus' late and unreliable mention of Jesus as married than for the light it appeared to shed on the status of women in the nascent Jesus movement. If the fragment was authentic, the conversation it recorded would be a fine contribution to the history of early Christian thought: yet another piece of evidence that the first few centuries of Christianity were not nearly so unified in belief and practice as conventional narratives tend to suggest.
Faith in Bible Led Ohio Man to North Korea Prison
The plan was always to leave behind a copy of the Bible, in the hope it would find its way to someone in North Korea who needed its inspiration. Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old road-maintenance worker and father of three from Ohio, had done the same thing once before in a communist country: Turkmenistan. (WSJ)