How I wish I could relive those magical moments that would bring about such a serene tranquility. As I replay them, back
Maybe he can walk on water, but he can't walk on air.
To take liberties and forget others' approval. To indulge all those who don't know this. Simply, to put things into perspective. Many annoyances lose their weight in front of the fact that our stay on earth has an expiry date.
What are the options? Must seeing inequalities lead to terrorism? The biggest problem, now as then, is that we are led to
How Miracles From Heaven Producer DeVon Franklin Created, A Compelling Balance, Within The Film And His Own Life As Well.
With 2016 beginning at full steam, releasing a new book with wife Meagan Good " The Wait" a book about their love story and
Christians around the world set aside this Friday to remember the crucifixion of Jesus.
"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook
The film has a rather strange premise -- two popular superheroes, both good guys, doing battle with one another. And yet, it fits our presidential primary season very well, with candidates attacking each other with a virulence that is usually reserved for enemies of the United States.
Sadly, I've come to expect that many Christians think that "the Jews" killed Jesus. They grew up in churches where clergy have irresponsibly used the Gospel of John on Good Friday without contextualizing the use of the phrase "the Jews" which litters the text.
Growing up, I learned to deny and ignore the negative and broken, but each time I manage to walk through struggle or grief as opposed to trying to go around it, I feel this deep release, like the fullness of God's love in my exposed brokenness.
Many churches follow the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year schedule of Scripture readings for the church year. Each year features one of the Gospels. The Gospel for this year, Year C, is the Gospel of Luke. Luke presents a distinctive understanding of Jesus' death.
As we observe Holy Week, we are reminded that women were the ones who stood by the cross and were first to preach the Good News of Christ's resurrection. Throughout the Scriptures, women have played a significant role in contributing to the kingdom of God.
We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog post about the anti-Semitic content of traditional Good Friday performances of Passion plays and Passion musical compositions, many dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Given this horrible history, it's no surprise that for centuries Easter posed great danger for Jews. Good Friday church services have traditionally included passion plays that reenact the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
Celebrating Easter in Greece is an unforgettable experience. On Good Friday evening in Nafplio, it seems the entire town
With huge emotion and commotion, the epitaph is carried out of the church and into the city...and the Good Friday procession
In the Greek Orthodox tradition, the events of Good Friday begin late Thursday night, and proceed step by step with elaborate