Posts tagged "jesus"

Normal predicaments of human divinity

Ann Neumann: Haaretz interviews Revealer contributing editor Scott Korb about his new book, “Life in Year One: What the World was Like in First-Century Palestine” and the challenges of writing history, particularly a history that has divine significance for so many. His objective, Korb says, was to do for Jesus’ contemporaries what Agee did in...

What Would Jesus Do About Unitarian Heresy?

01 March 2006 England’s Chester Cathedral has made waves with its recent refusal to let a Unitarian congregation hold a service in the Cathedral — as the Unitarian Church has for the past three years — declaring Unitarianism a “heretical” religion incompatible with the Church of England-run Cathedral. The denunciation came after the evangelical Bishop...

He Died on Good Friday…

19 January 2006 “But it is relevant to his theme to note that thanks to Booth’s derringer ball, the Lincoln who had let Jesus go became the Lincoln who resembled Jesus. Quickly Lincoln the icon pushed Washington upstairs: The self-made rail-splitter became the self-giving ‘Son’ to whom Americans could attach themselves in warm companionship while...

Bush’s Jesus

28 December 2005 “So, as I read on and on about Jesus demanding that his disciples forgo any thoughts of family or wealth, plus endless examples of behavior which surely must seem wimpy to Bush if he took them literally, I realized that what he might be finding ‘hard to explain’ are the contradictions between...

Daily Links 30 August 2005

Jesus in Hollywood We’re long-time fans of Barbara Nicolosi‘s smart Christian movies-and-culture blog, Church of the Masses, so we’re delighted to see Barbara and her movie-exec training program, Act One, getting press in unexpected places (Details) and from reliable cheerleaders (the conservative Christian World magazine). But we’re happiest to see Act One profiled by The Revealer‘s new West Coast managing...

Daily Links 15 December 2004

Who’s Your Jesus? Douglas LeBlanc, of GetReligion, sees Ray Waddle’s four “Dueling Messiahs” (“Free-market Messiah,” “Peace-and-Justice Jesus,” “Silence of the Lamb (of God)” and “Redeemer Revisited”) and raises him a “Cool Older Brother” and “Live Long and Prosper Jesus”… Christmas in Iraq Foreign Minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, promises the Pope in a private meeting that...

Daily Links 01 December 2004

Fiddler Beneath the Gun Impaling a head on a pole and putting a cigarette in his mouth? That was pretty bad. Audio tape of “an Israeli officer pumping the body of a 13-year-old girl full of bullets and then saying he would have shot her even if she had been three years old”? Well, there’s...

Daily Links 02 November 2004

For Those About to Rock Billboard: GOP would rather you did not rock the vote, thank you very much. Bush/Cheney evidently prefer punk: Ohio GOP poll challengers slam the vote. Christian Right Packs It Up, Calls It A Day Liberals getting giddy — and delusional. Village Voice, two hours ago, “What If Kerry Wins”: “The Christian...

Daily Links October 19 2004

None of the Above Mark Noll, America’s leading evangelical historian, explains why he won’t be voting for Kerry — or Bush. Pagan Sox What is the faith of the Red Sox faithful? Though Mark Sappenfield of The Christian Science Monitor speaks with Cornell University V.P. Isaak Kramnick about the effects of the Puritan legacy on New Englanders who believe “that bad can...