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Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.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.
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
The inn, the shepherds, angels and animals: pretty much everything we think we know about the Christmas story is historically wrong.
Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
Belief in miracles such as the virgin birth of Jesus are surprisingly persistent – even in the 21st century.
New economic realities have raised new challenges in applying Biblical principles to economic life. But they could still provide guidance on how to help those in need and how to levy taxes.
When writing A Christmas Carol, did Charles Dickens get his inspiration for Scrooge, Marley's ghost and Tiny Tim from the Bible?
A sausage roll standing in for the Christ Child? It's not as weird as you might think.