Guest Voices: jesus


Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

So this is Christmas . . .

The promise of the season remains elusive for many Christians and other persecuted groups.

By Katrina Lantos Swett  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Katrina Lantos Swett; Christmas; Christians; Bethlehem; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Jesus; Christ’s birth; U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; religious freedom; persecuted

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Despots, detention and an immigration Epiphany

The Wise Men symbolize a proclamation of light in the midst of darkness, says refugee advocate.

By Stacy Martin  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stacy Martin; Christmas; Jesus; Mary; Joseph; Three Wise Men; immigrants; refugees

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Twenty new little stars: Christmas and the vulnerability of children

God’s vulnerability reveals what we need to know when tragedy strikes: you are not alone, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama; gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton; Connecticut; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Sandy Hook Elementary School; politics; christmas; Jesus

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Why (or how) should Muslim Americans ‘celebrate’ Christmas?

Serving mankind is a part of a Muslim’s faith, says author.

By Faheem Younus  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas; Faheem Younus; Muslims; December; Muslim youth; Muslims; Islam; Isa; Jesus; Christianity; Merry Christmas; Happy Holidays; birth of Christ; Muslim Americans

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

A supporter of a planned pants-in says organizers love the church they want to reform.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon feminists; Mormon women; gender equality; LDS Church; LDS church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS; Mormon church; Catherine Jeppsen; Wear Pants To Church Day

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Mormonsandgays.org: Almost impossible to explain this site

Mormon says it’s progress, but it doesn’t fix discord between the church and gays it has alienated.

By David Mason  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormonsandgays.org; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon; LDS church; LDS Church; mormonsandgays.org; David Mason

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The ‘War on Christmas’: A holiday tradition for all

Atheists use this seasonal opportunity to support diversity, says secularist.

By Herb Silverman  |  06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on Christmas; holiday tradition; Herb Silverman; Christmas; atheists; nontheists; secularists; Christians; Christmas wars; winter solstice; Jesus; holidays; religion; non-religion

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Mitt, Mormons, and the religious test that wasn’t

Romney’s candidacy moved the U.S. closer to the First Amendment promise of full religious freedom, says senior scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon Church; Mitt Romney; LDS Church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon Moment; Charles C. Haynes

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/08/2012

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Historians may look back on 2012 as the beginning of the real emergence of American Mormons, says church spokesman Michael Otterson.

By Michael Otterson  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormon; Michael Otterson; presidential election; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Mormon Moment; awakening; faith; religion

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Election results reveal God is winning

A Mormon woman says the election has brought her faith out of obscurity and established it as a mainstream Christian religion.

By Kathryn Skaggs  |  05:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; LDS Church; Mormon; Mormonism; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2012 election; 2012 campaign; religion; faith; Mormon Moment

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Mormon says he’ll miss ‘cult’ lifestyle

By taking Mormons off of his cult list, Billy Graham has given a Memphis professor a priceless gift.

By David Mason  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; BGEA;

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

When we consider who ought to lead our nation on every level of government, truth-telling ought to be a requirement.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; Jesus; moral intelligence; Romney; Obama; 2012 campaign; 2012 election

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Theologian questions how ex-Mormon bishop’s daughter casts church in book

Mormon theologian disputes author’s stance that Romney’s faith should be troubling to voters.

By Robert L. Millet  |  05:39 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Tricia Erickson; Robert L. Millet

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Reid attacks Romney over faith

Writer posits the Republican presidential candidate is one face of Mormonism and Reid is another.

By David Mason  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid; Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS Church; Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney sells to the wrong voters

To woo Catholics and mainline Protestants, Romney has to drop policy of uneasy silence on faith.

By David Mason  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; evangelical bloc; mainline Protestants; Catholics

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/21/2012

‘Jesus wife’ papyrus provides confirmation on early church history

Text offers detail quite different from what eventually became the officially sanctioned story.

By Cynthia Bourgeault  |  06:04 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jesus wife papyrus; Jesus' wife; gnostic; early Christianity; Karen King;

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/21/2012

“Jesus’ wife”: Nothing to fear, something to learn

Coptic papyrus does not change what historians are doing. Let’s not overestimate it or underestimate it.

By Michael Peppard  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jesus' wife papyrus; Karen L. King; Coptic papyrus; Christianity; Gnostic; early Christians; New Testament

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 08/06/2012

What makes Mormons tick?

Writing or reporting about Mormons from a desk and a keyboard without a field trip to a Mormon ward is like covering Congress from Kalamazoo. You have to be there. You have to feel the pulse.

By Michael Otterson  |  07:35 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Otterson, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Church, Mormons

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012

How would Jesus vote?

What would the Jesus of the Gospels make of some of the shibboleths of U.S. politics

By Paula Kirby  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paula Kirby, atheists, Election 2012, Jesus

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Why did Jesus need to die?

Much ink has been spilled trying to work out this doctrine, called the “atonement” by theologians.

By Tony Jones  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christianity, atonement, jesus

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Did Jesus exist?

The celebration of Jesus’ death by crucifixion from the very early days of the Christian movement is secure evidence that Jesus did exist.

By Bart D. Ehrman  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jesus, god, messiah, christianity, easter