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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)
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green has big plans for his Bible museum in Washington
Bringing the world’s largest Bible museum to Washington has required Green the evangelist to summon Green the salesman. (WaPo)
Are Public Universities Discriminating Against Christians With Recent Hotel Bible Bans? | TheBlaze.com
"A conservative legal group is urging two public universities to reverse their decision to ban Bibles from hotel rooms following demands from an atheist activist group."
This is your Bible on drugs
The Bible doesn’t address marijuana use directly. But Christians engaging the issue are finding plenty of verses to support various positions on pot. (On Faith)
Public exhibit of St. Peter relics revives debate
Are the bones really his? (Associated Press)
The Bible in the Bird's Nest
Owning the Good Book in North Korea can have fatal consequences. (Melanie Kirkpatrick, The Wall Street Journal)
YouVersion's 100 million downloads place it in the company of Instagram and Dropbox
The Gutenberg behind YouVersion is the church’s 36-year-old “innovation pastor,” Bobby Gruenewald, whose training was in business, not religion. He bluffed his way into building Web sites, and later sold a pro-wrestling fan Web site for $7 million.
The App of God
100 million people now have the same (interactive, data-wielding) Bible app in their pockets. (Atlantic)
Bible Class in Texas Schools Faulted as Unconstitutional
Religion’s place in public schools is a decades-old debate, often focused on prayers at athletic events or other extracurricular activities. The for-credit Bible classes inject the question into the middle of the school day. (Bloomberg)
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.
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