From the Black Death to COVID-19, there have always been those who think good Christian practice will save them from death.
The problems of suffering and evil emerging in the coronavirus pandemic occupy popular evangelical fiction. In 'The Shack,' proliferating divine beings harken to a long-standing solution.
People have always searched for meaning in their misfortunes. It can be comforting to believe that things happen for a reason and something can be learned in chaotic situations.
Some of the Passover Seder traditions are occurring through Zoom this year. A historian of the Bible explains how ancient Israelites changed the ways of their worship.
Faith communities are changing many traditional practices to deal with coronavirus restrictions. A historian of the Bible argues how innovation has long been part of religious practice.
Early Christians were urged to 'supervise' one another. In the present times, that theology is often used by the Vatican for a religious investigation a known as the apostolic visitation.
By practising double standards, Conservative Christians are missing the point of the scriptures.
A long heritage of black preachers who played an important role for enslaved people shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s moral and ethical vision.
At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.
Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
The idealisation of Mary as a virgin has created a misguided and deeply damaging relationship between sex and sin within the Christian church.
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.
Nativity scenes showing the birth of baby Jesus first originated in the small Italian town of Greccio.
In the societies the Bible was written in, masculinity was the ideal. So it's astonishing there are moments of gender subversion and gender diversity found in the Bible’s pages.
Evangelical Christian churches say a man's authority is in God's plan.
A Christian movement led by independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as 'apostles,' is changing the religious landscape of the US.
Nebuchadnezzar was a warrior-king of the Neo-Babylonian empire. And now, Kanye West has written an opera inspired by him.
Martin Luther is credited with initiating the split in Christianity that came to be called the Protestant Reformation. But don't count out Erasmus, an early proponent of similarly radical ideas.
The Public Protector's Office has become embroiled in political scandals under the current incumbent, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Scripture strongly and unequivocally affirms the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality, says a Christian scholar who turns to the Bible for guidance on Trump's immigration policy.