Archeologists interviewed by CNN say it’s at least possible that Jesus sat with his disciples in this ancient synagogue found in northern Israel. It’s going to be hard to prove that historically, but it’s fascinating to imagine nonetheless.
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September 15, 2009 | 3:03 am
May 18, 2009 | 7:36 pm
Sara Bell, a Texas woman, was digging through a bag of Cheetos when she discovered Cheesus, a two-inch tall Cheeto (pictured at left) that she thought resembled Jesus. Here is the story from the Preston Hollow People:
Until she decides what to do with the Cheeto, Bell is keeping it...
May 14, 2009 | 2:01 pm
“Was Jesus tolerant?” Greg Stier, president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, asks in an op-ed for the Christian Post. You’ve heard the answer before: Of the sinner but not the sin.
So are we as Christians called to be tolerant? Yes and no! Jesus was tolerant and...
March 31, 2009 | 7:21 pm
March 2, 2009 | 5:26 pm
I follow a number of folks on Twitter who claim to be the Almighty. @God just tweeted that he “told Jesus to go for something less flashy.”
This photo was the picture of the day Saturday at Jalopnik, the automobile member of the Gawker family:
The Lamborghini Countach is fast, but everyone knows Bulls can’t swim, so is it fast enough to walk on water, Jesus-style?
February 24, 2009 | 1:09 pm
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January 6, 2009 | 2:50 pm
I watched “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” the other night, and the tune from the closing scene has been like a broken record inside my head. Singing, humming, whistling—I can’t stop looking on the bright side of life. Just writing those words caused me to whistle.
Anyway ... the funniest scene of the movie, when Brian is thought to be the messiah, is after the jump:
January 2, 2009 | 5:38 pm
I’d like to see the face of God, too, but this piece of pita bread, being auctioned online now from New Zealand, isn’t it. I don’t care what the seller says:
“I was tempted to eat it but for some reason I didn’t. I guess what you all want to know is whether it’s a coincidence or real apparition. I’m not really sure.”
December 22, 2008 | 12:22 am
You’d sort of expect that if there are gay renditions of the Last Supper that there woild also be similar variations of the nativity. Not to disappoint, Amsterdam hosted Sunday a Christmas celebration for the gay community that was complete with a nativity that included a man in drag...
December 20, 2008 | 1:24 am
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… JEWS
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is…
I wont ask for much this Christmas
I dont even wish for snow
Just want a Jew who runs show...
November 22, 2008 | 11:16 pm
More than 40 years after John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus—a comment that infuriated Christians, some of whom burnt Beatles records in protest—the Vatican’s newspaper is willing to bury the hatchet:
“The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation...
October 20, 2008 | 10:05 am
Joe the Plumber is, as I’m sure you know by now, not a plumber. But he is a Christian. The God-O-Meter enlightens us on how Joe’s faith relates to his perspective of, say, the war in Iraq:
“Everything that Americans take for granted, I mean these guys haven’t had it—now they’ve got...
October 15, 2008 | 4:36 am
He is the one and only Jesus Christ. But is that enough to qualify him to lead the most powerful country in the world? If Jesus campaigned for the White House, his opponent just might run this attack ad.
“Jesus Christ,” the narrator concludes, “wrong for your family, wrong for America.”
John McCain, who has his own Jesus problem, is identified at the end as the politician behind the YouTube spot.
October 6, 2008 | 8:16 pm
In Israel, Jesus Christ had his tomb. On Broadway, his play. And now in Jordan, God’s son has his own mosque:
A mosque named after the central figure of Christianity is the latest milestone of interfaith coexistence in Jordan.
Both Muslim and Christian leaders expressed delight...
September 10, 2008 | 6:08 pm
It appears U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen reads Politico.com. In the above video, in which Cohen—yeah, that Steve Cohen—compares Barack Obama to Jesus and vice-president hopeful Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.
Watch the video and tell me his statement doesn’t sound a lot like this comment from Jonathan Martin’s blog: “Mrs. Palin needs to be reminded that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
September 5, 2008 | 9:56 am
I’ve been trying to avoid blog posts about Sarah Palin, who has dominated the content here for almost a week now, but The Web Guy sent me this gem from Jonathan Martin’s blog at Politico that was too good to pass up. It’s a reader email that takes aim at Palin’s community-organizing comment:
“Mrs. Palin needs to be reminded that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
August 25, 2008 | 2:55 pm
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July 7, 2008 | 1:17 pm
In light of the hype surrounding the unveiling of an ancient tablet that suggests some Jews were expecting the messiah to rise from the dead after three days, Mollie at GetReligion has some strong words for the media’s affinity for sensationalizing any report that...
July 6, 2008 | 1:57 pm
There is an article in today’s New York Times that is bound to generate a lot of debate and hand wringing. It purports that the story of Jesus’ resurrection might not have been so unique after all. The claim is based on the discovery of a stone tablet that precedes Jesus’ birth and speaks of a coming messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. It’s three-feet tall and 87 lines long. The story, which explains how the tablet was translated, is after the jump.
June 30, 2008 | 8:05 pm
June 26, 2008 | 11:31 amThe growth of the Jews for Jesus and messianic movements in Israel, especially during Israel's 60th anniversary, is unprecedented and an outcome of unrestrained relationships with fundamentalist Christians.
There are more than 15,000 messianic Jews residing in Israel and more than...
June 19, 2008 | 2:31 pm
Tony Solorzano had dreamed of seeing Israel. At 54, he'd spent countless Sundays at the pulpit and weekdays on Radio Zion talking about the land of Abraham and Jacob and David -- and Jesus.
A pastor at Llamada Final, a Pentecostal church in Downey and Inglewood, Solorzano got his...
June 17, 2008 | 3:15 pm
June 4, 2008 | 11:04 pm
Criminal idiocy, via the AP:
Thieves who stole an 8-foot statue of Jesus Christ off a crucifix in Detroit may have been seeking copper to sell as scrap. Problem is, it’s made of plaster.
You ask me, these guys got bigger problems than an 8-foot-tall plaster savior they can’t hawk.
May 28, 2008 | 2:05 am
The Bible Belt Blogger found this nugget:
Jacksonville, Florida police are looking for three thugs who robbed two women at gunpoint last week. When last seen, the criminals were armed, dangerous and, wearing their faith on their shirtsleeves, so to speak. According to First Coast...
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