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Why I Gave John the Baptist a Wife

Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog

" A woman, in those days, did not count. So even after we were married, people continued to say that John lived alone in the wilderness..." - The Wife of John the Baptist When I began my research for a novel about John the Baptist, ...

John the Baptist? Possibly So

US Politics / Conservative : Power Line

(John Hinderaker) There is an old joke about a guy in a monastery explaining that a reliquary contains the skull of John the Baptist as a boy. And it is true that a remarkable number of John the Baptist relics, including multiple sk...

Salimbeni - John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness, detail...

Arts / Art History : Old Paint

Salimbeni - John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness, detail by Peter Via Flickr: Lorenzo e Jacopo Salimbeni - The Life of John the Baptist [1416] John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness, detail leaves Urbino, Marche, Italy...

Worth a Thousand Words: The Beheading of John the Baptist

Religion / Catholicism : Happy Catholic

Rogier van der Weyden, in his Beheading of John the Baptist (c. 1455-60),transforms a horrific act into a scene ofelegance, subtle feeling and beauty-in-depth. (Paul Johnson) This selection and the appreciation below are from Paul J...

Carolyn Sharp: On The Fiscal Cliff With John The Baptist: Luke 3:7-18

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog

There I was, making our end-of-year donations to charities and development organizations, when I heard the voice of John the Baptist, sardonic and insistent: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"


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