Apologetics

Holy doodles — Bible journaling is a thing now

In the beginning, a higher, more crafty power created scrapbooking. Somewhere around, say, the fifth day, coloring books for adults were brought …

Bible

For The People Who Say "The Moral Laws In The Old Testament Still Apply To Us"

Anyone who has ever read the Old Testament knows there’s a lot of laws listed in those books– over 600 to be exact.<p>In many circles of Christianity …

Old Testament

Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem receives $4 million makeover

JERUSALEM – The Edicule, the shrine that is believed to be the place Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, just received a $4 million makeover.<p>The renovated tomb was unveiled Wednesday morning at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem. The ceremony was streamed online.<p>A …

Theology

Netflix Eyes Second Coming Of Jesus Drama Series ‘Messiah’ From Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

Netflix has in the works <i>Messiah</i>, a present-day Jesus drama series from writer Michael Petroni (<i>The Book Thief</i>) and producers Mark Burnett and Roma …

TV

Jesus Christ's Tomb Site Re-Opens After Extensive Restoration

<i>PHOTO: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem gets a fresh new look. (Photo via Flickr/israeltourism)</i><p>The scaffolding is gone, and so are …

Jerusalem

Jesus' restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

JERUSALEM -- Nine months of renovations at Christianity's holiest site were unveiled Wednesday (March 22) in a ceremony that brought together rival …

Pope Francis

Adam According to Jesus (RJS)

If it was good enough for Jesus it is good enough for us!<p>This is sentiment I have heard repeatedly in the discussion of Adam, Eve, science and …

Theology

Refurbished Shrine Marking Jesus' Burial Site Reopens In Jerusalem

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A newly restored shrine at one of Christianity’s holiest site reopened Wednesday morning in Jerusalem.<p>As CBS’ Jonathan …

New York City

Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.<p>Scientists have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable …

Theology

Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem

The church built on the spot where tradition has it that Jesus was buried has reopened after extensive renovation work.<p>While working on a small shrine known as the Edicule, the renovation team exposed two layers of marble slabs over what is said to have been the burial chamber of Christ.<p>The slabs …

Theology

Princeton Theological Seminary reverses decision to honor Redeemer’s Tim Keller

(RNS) Faced with mounting criticism for its decision to give a major award to the Rev. Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in …

Theology

Where Is Jesus' Tomb? Christ's Grave Restored For Public To Visit Burial Location

After thousands of years and an additional nine months of restoration work, the believed former resting place of Jesus Christ was scheduled to open …

Theology

Restoration Completed on Jesus Tomb Site in Jerusalem

The nine-month project cost roughly $4 million and will be ready just in time for Easter Sunday<p>Last June, Jerusalem’s Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a site considered by many to be where Jesus Christ was buried and resurrected—began its renovation project. Nine months and some $4 …

Theology

“Jesus’s tomb” reopens in Jerusalem after months of restoration

After nine months of restoration work, the tomb where many Christians believe Jesus was buried has re-opened to the public.<p>An official ceremony’s been held in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, where experts have reinforced the tomb and carried out repairs on the masonry.<p>The …

Jerusalem

Jesus' Tomb to Reopen in Jerusalem After a $4 Million Restoration

Jesus' tomb is to be officially reopened at a ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday after a nine month and $4 million restoration, <i>The …

Christianity

First look inside Jesus' tomb as ancient structure reopens after months of restoration work

Take a first look inside Jesus' tomb - a location where Christian's believe Christ's body was laid to rest for three days after crucifixion.<p>The newly …

Ancient History

Did Jesus rise from the dead and go directly to heaven? | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

The always excellent Terry Mattingly of Get Religion points out that the Associated Press reveals a bit of biblical and theological illiteracy in a …

Christianity

What Adam and Eve Can Teach You About Modern Relationships

Back in 2014, bestselling author and PBS host Bruce Feiler was visiting the Sistine Chapel with his eight-year-old twin daughters when the girls made a shrewd observation about Michelangelo’s famed fresco ceiling. As they stared up at the panel depicting God reaching toward Adam, giving him life, …

Theology

In Israel, ‘Ali Baba Cave’ Offers Insights into Jesus’s Life And Death

A warehouse near Jerusalem containing thousands of artifacts, many of which date from the time of Jesus, opened its vaults this weekend.

Theology

6 Reasons It Takes Faith To Deny Jesus

To deny Jesus is to deny the best explanation for many facts surrounding his ministry and his resurrection. It requires faith in unlikely and weaker …

Christianity

VATICAN IN AWE: 1500 Year Old Bible Confirms that Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

<b>Much to the dismay of the Vatican</b>, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. Discovered and kept …

Theology

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Three: Preparing Our People for Witness

<i>Read Part One, The Launch, and Part Two, From Nominal to Secular.</i><p>In the past few weeks, I have talked about some recent church-planting shifts that I …

Faith

Finding Jesus - The Childhood Home of Jesus - CNN Original Series - Sunday Mar 19, 2017

Theology

Work on Jesus' burial site completed

We blogged about the excavation and renovation of Jesus’ tomb at our post “See the Place Where They Laid Him.” Now, just in time for Easter, the …

Archaeology

How Jesus Viewed and Valued Women

<i>This post is adapted from James A. Borland's contribution to Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism, edited by</i> …

Christianity

CNN religion quiz needs to take Christianity seriously

In what has become an annual tradition of television programming claiming to reveal the real Jesus of Nazareth, it seems that CNN is off to an early start. Every Easter season, cable networks fill their lineups with specials featuring biblical and historical experts who often represent only the …

Faith

The Oddest Question Theologians Ask

There are good questions — How can a good God permit suffering? There are bad questions — How many angels can fit on a pinhead? There are odd …

Christianity

An Innovative DMin

A new cohort for the DMin in New Testament Context is taking shape, and I could not be more excited about who is enrolling.<p>Think about joining us… we …

Theology

Why Is There Evil in the World and How Did It Evolve?

Evil, it can seem, is all around us. Hitler. The Rwandan genocide. Ted Bundy. Every time you read the news or watch television, bad behaviour that …

Psychology

‘The Naked Archaeologist’ Is A Kooky Look At The Bible’s Forgotten Tales

I don’t know what I thought <i>The Naked Archaeologist</i> would be about. A guy who strips down to his skivvies to dust off pottery? An expert in ancient …

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