Theology & Bible
Morocco actor amused by Satan-Obama comparisons
With gray hair pulled back in a ponytail, an expressive face and a slim Errol Flynn-style pencil mustache, Mehdi Ouazzani doesn't look a great deal like America's 44th president — but then he doesn't resemble a stereotypical Satan very much either (Associated Press)
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.
ETS meeting: 'Southern Baptists everywhere'
Southern Baptists' transition from a small minority in ETS to a leading group within the world's largest society of evangelical scholars is both a result of the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative resurgence and part of a larger trend of Southern Baptists participating in the broader evangelical world, Melick and others said. (BP)
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.
Lusanne Movement on Prosperity Theology, Poverty and the Gospel
We affirm that God wishes the best for his children, and we seek ourselves to emulate his desire; but we recognize the ways our cultures distort our desires and draw us away from the fullness of life that is offered to all in Christ Jesus. Materialism and consumerism are two primary forms of the distortion of desires. Where the teachings of PT manipulate and control, Christians must be a prophetic voice, offering genuine justice and hope.