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Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah is Monday, Sept 14. It is followed by the Fast of Gedalliah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  For the full Jewish holiday calendar.

For more about Judaism, check out some of these currently available books.


Why People Lie About Their Faith

Sociologists have been aware for many years that people lie when asked about their sex life, finances, and sometimes their politics. It is perhaps more surprising that the tendency to lie is even greater when it comes to religious affiliation, church attendance and faith. I wonder why? Why People Lie About Their Religious Belief and Practice


The Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo Paintings from the Sistine Chapel
Come with us to Rome. Our image map brings you the painstakingly restored paintings of the Creation and Fall in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere. Under these images Popes are elected.


The Jesus Picture Gallery

The Gallery Tour
Whatever the skeptics and secularists have to say about it, Jesus is alive and well within popular culture. Magazines, radio, television, newspapers, billboards, roadside signs … and especially the Internet … are filled with images to satisfy the curiosity of the faithful. Pictures of Jesus proliferate and we have collected hundreds of them in our new Jesus Picture Gallery. The good, the bad and the ugly. While Muslims forbid publishing images of the Prophet: Christians, on the other hand, appear to have a ravenous appetite for images of the Savior, however tasteless. I’m not sure which is to be preferred: the feast or the famine. More on this topic.


The Most Popular Picture of Jesus

Warner Sallman’s “Head of Christ” is the most popular image of Jesus ever made. It is an icon of American culture. It also raises a host of questions about Christianity, the historical Jesus, and the faith of those who identify with this painting.  Check it out now.


The Future of Progressive Christianity

The Future of Progressive Christianity
Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is not only one of the leading experts on liberal Christianity, he is one of progressive Christianity’s most articulate voices. In a highly informative discussion of liberal theology, he traces its history, present vitality, and promise for the future.


What is Zoroastrianism

What is Zoroastrianism?

Some identify Zoroastrianism is the world’s first monotheistic faith, and one that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In any case it ranks among the oldest, living religions of the world.

Christianity among the religions of the world.


The Problem of Forgiveness in a World of War

The Meaning of Forgiveness in a World of War
Though it is central and essential in the life and teaching of Jesus, forgiveness remains a difficult concept, especially in a world of conflict and war. If it is difficult to forgive one who has caused you deep personal harm, how much more difficult is it for an entire nation to forgive its enemies?


Bible Atlas

Bible Atlas
A complete atlas to the Bible featuring high quality maps covering all the place names one is likely to encounter in reading the text. This is an essential tool for anyone wanting to follow, and make sense of the scriptures of the Hewbrew Bible as well as the New Testament.  Bible Atlas


Bible Content Quiz

So you think you are familiar with the Bible? Find out now with our Bible Content Quiz
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