'Life of Brian' is a perfect introduction to how a seemingly-irreverent parody of films about the historical Jesus can offer stronger historical insights than more earnest fare.
The idealisation of Mary as a virgin has created a misguided and deeply damaging relationship between sex and sin within the Christian church.
Nativity scenes showing the birth of baby Jesus first originated in the small Italian town of Greccio.
What people value in their God, they value in life. Today, this might mean men can conclude that if they are right, they, too, have the right to be dominating.
A Christian movement led by independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as 'apostles,' is changing the religious landscape of the US.
The percentage of Christians in Turkey declined from nearly 25% in 1914 to less than 0.5% today. Their future looks even more uncertain in today's political climate.
A task force has been assembled in the US Senate to fight anti-Semitism. A specialist in Jewish-American history says the group has a big job ahead of it. Anti-Semitism has a long history in the US.
April 30 is the birthday of one of the most famous artists you never heard of: Warner Sallman painted the famous "Head of Christ," circulated in the millions on postcards, portraits and nightlights.
The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here's why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
The biblical story of Jesus's birth is an inherently political story – something that makes many Christians uncomfortable.
The real lessons of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Bible are socialist. But the Church, a veritable old boys club, doesn't teach us that.
The curious case of Bible #1, and how much we actually know about it.
In early Christian texts, God gives birth to Israel and is described as a woman in labor and a mother comforting her children.
Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Jesus and Mary are white, while an unsympathetic Peter is played with a cod 'African' accent.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
Crucifixion was more than just physical punishment, it was also a devastating emotional and psychological act of violence.
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.