In early Christian texts, God gives birth to Israel and is described as a woman in labor and a mother comforting her children.
Different cultural groups respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. An expert explains the Christian idea of heaven.
Most religions have a fundamental belief that all human life belongs to God.
For the enslaved Africans, music – rhythm in particular – became a tool of communication about their conditions. Later, it laid the foundation for spirituals and gospel songs.
California megachurches played a significant role in how millions of people - Christian or not - understand Christianity.
Family is not a clearly defined structure in the story: It isn’t biological or reflective of some 'norm.' It is instead a choice to stick together, come what may.
The Alabama state auditor defended Roy Moore, citing Mary and Joseph. A scholar goes back to early Christian texts texts to explain lesser-known beliefs about the relationship.
Many religions see natural disasters as divine punishment. But, a scholar argues, it's not that simple.
Luther translated the Greek New Testament into a common German dialect that ordinary people could read, without help from clergy.
While temptation can be an invitation to sin, experiencing temptation can also make us consider more deeply: What is it that tempts us and why?
A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.
The movie 'The Case for Christ' is released this weekend. A scholar takes a close look at the claims for the historicity of Jesus' resurrection.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.