Rediscovering the Language Jesus Spoke
Millions of Americans have spent two hours listening to the characters in Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ speaking in an exotic, unfamiliar tongue. Yet not all find Aramaic so alien.
Martyrs of Free Speech
In the face of resurgent Islam, the blood of the ninth-century Cordoban martyrs poses a pressing question to Christians.
Is Speaking Truth a Hate Crime?
Hate laws making their way through U.S. and British governments highlight the need for peaceful yet critical Christian witness. A 12th-century abbot leads the way.
A Problematic Mission?
Would the Spanish friars of California's historic missions have lobbied for the separation of church and state?
Benedictines, Franciscans, and Dominicans all sought to live by high ideals, but only one order matched Thomas's love for both spirituality and intellect.
Opponents of Allegory
The scholars at Antioch rejected allegory in favor of history. But their interpretive method led some into heresy.
In Search of the Real Balian
In Kingdom of Heaven, Sir Ridley Scott turns Balian of Ibelin into an agnostic, but what do we know of the Balian of history?