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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.
Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel
This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn by a mummy.
Israelis from across the political and religious spectrum join a national conversation about the Tanakh, on the website 929
Launched over Hanukkah, 929 is a $12 million Israeli initiative to turn the Tanakh into a national conversation. Drawing its name from the 929 chapters of the Hebrew Bible, the project aims to get hundreds of thousands of Israelis from all walks of life to complete the corpus over three-and-a-half years by covering five chapters a week.
Holy Irony, World's Largest Bible Printer Is In Atheist China
Though China is officially atheist, Christianity is growing, with believers now outnumbering communists. (World Crunch)
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)
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God Is Like a Movie Director
God Is Like a Movie Director
Though unseen and unheard, he orchestrates the details of our lives—even when they are falling apart.
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