Tag: Jesus

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of “The Color of Christ.” “If God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    September 19, 2014 | Comments

  • Depicting-Jesus-FEAT

    “Jesus matters so much because of the incarnation,” says Edward Blum, a history professor at San Diego State University and co-author of The Color of Christ. “So if God takes a particular body with particular hair length and particular eye color, then perhaps that says something about the value of that body.” More

    August 26, 2014 | Comments

  • Jordan-River-v5-FEAT

    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. “Why did they insist to build their churches here? Depending on the Bible, depending on the pilgrims’ accounts and the archeological studies,” says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site, “we know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 8, 2014 | Comments

  • NAT_GEO_JERUSALEM-d4-FEAT

    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Jesus-Hagia-v2-FEAT

    During the days just before Easter, Christians reflect on the fundamental events that shape their hopes as Christians. “The story of the passion, death, and resurrection, especially the resurrection,” says Father James Martin, SJ, “is at the center of a Christian’s faith.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

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    “For a lot of people who are not Christian, some of the rituals may seem obscure. The songs, the rituals, the masses, the liturgies—they’re really carrying us through the story so we can experience it anew for ourselves.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

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    Jesus, says New Testament scholar Amy Jill Levine, “teaches like a Jew. He talks in parables…and Jesus is just a fabulous Jewish storyteller.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    We all choose how to read religious texts, says this Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor who proposes that “what we can do is read graciously in the presence of our neighbor.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “The religion of Jesus was Judaism, not Christianity…Jesus was not coming to innovate and start a new religion. He was coming to reinforce the Torah.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “It’s crucial for pastors, Christian educators, professors, seminary leaders to study the Jewish roots of Christian faith.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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