Las Vegas has never been a particularly twee-friendly place — for one thing, it’s often just too hot to get around on a fixie — but now it’s home to the McSweeney’s-founded literary magazine The Believer, and this past weekend Dave Eggers, Carrie Brownstein, and Miranda July came for a ... More »
Two surveys examine who studies Scripture, who doesn't, and why. For the most part, Americans have positive things to say about the Bible. More than half call it a good source of morals (52%). About a third say it’s helpful (37%), true...Show More Summary
On page 96 of The Kim Kardashian Principle: Why Shameless Sells (and How to Do It Right), a New York Times bestseller released last month by St. Martin’s Press, oft-cited celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev wonders why the Dalai Lama hasn’t taken more extreme measures to advocate for the Tibetan people. “What if… Read more...
The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination’s first openly gay bishop, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships.
Yes, justice is blind, but when you start talking about an eye for an eye, it's not just blind. It's stupid. The post Hey, Arkansas, The Bible’s No Defense For The Death Penalty appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The school district of Mercer County, West Virginia—population 61,984—has been thrust into the national spotlight now that a lawsuit, filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, challenges the constitutional legality of the county’s voluntary weekly Bible study class for elementary and middle public schoolers. Read more...
A West Virginia school district has been offering classes on the Bible for 75 years at the elementary and middle school levels... but rather than teach the Bible as literature, which might be problematic on its own, they're preaching it as if the kids were in Sunday School. Atheists are suing the District to put a stop to the curriculum.
Fashion industry bible Business of Fashion has just published a hefty report on the best fashion companies to work for in 2017. BoF surveyed over 2,600 fashion industry professionals from over 190 leading fashion companies from around the world, and came up with a final shortlist of 16 companies. Show More Summary
Whoa. "PureFlix.com offers bingeable programming like 'The American Bible Challenge,' a game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy; 'Family Affair,' a sitcom starring Brian Keith that ran from 1966 to 1971; 'The Encounter,' a Pure Flix original scripted series about people who are visited by Jesus; and stand-up comedy from Sinbad and Louie Anderson. Next up […]
Most in the county want to keep it, but does it meet the constitutional standard?
Readers at our sister blog, Christianity 201 are quite familiar with a website we frequently visit, TopVerses.com which features every verse in the Bible by how often it is referenced across the internet, sorted by subject or by Biblical book. Today we’re looking at E-Books, not eBooks. Sorry to disappoint a few of you! These […]
A lawsuit alleges that the few who opted out of a bible class at one school were harassed and discriminated against.
Lessons learned from illumiNations initiative could transform giving to other causes. This fall, ten Bible translation agencies—from Wycliffe Bible Translators to Pioneer Bible Translators to the United Bible Societies—will invite givers...Show More Summary
There's a difference between treating the Bible as literature and teaching it as the Word of God. The former is okay and the latter isn't, and there have been a number of times when Christians teaching the course have crossed the line. Lucky for us, one of those teachers bragged about how he plans to cross that line next year.
We know that all three religions have a basic connection through Abraham. A succinct summary in The Complete Bible Handbook shows where they agree and disagree about Abraham's example for us. Abraham Serving the Three Angels by Rembrandt...Show More Summary
More details continue to come to light in the days following Aaron Hernandez's suicide. As we reported, officers recovered three handwritten suicide notes next to a Bible in his single-inmate cell — and initial reports suggested two of these notes were addressed to specific people, while the third was addressed to the public. While the content of [...]
It rests on how you understand ‘safety.’ T he obvious meaning of the title of Amy Peterson’s memoir, Dangerous Territory, is that she lived in a country where being a Christian was dangerous. Owning a Bible, watching the Jesus film, talking to friends and family about Jesus, going to religious conferences—all of it was dangerous. Show More Summary
The Disneyland Encyclopedia just released its latest edition, with new entries and pics of the legendary theme park. With Gay Days six heartbreaking months away, we excerpted three entries to tide superfans over.