Skip to site content


During the impeachment debate, US Rep. Barry Loudermilk said President Trump received fewer rights than Jesus before Pilate. Here are 3 reasons such rhetoric, infusing religious narrative into a legal debate, is disturbing. […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 28, 2012. Psalm 34:1-10, 19-22; Hebrews 7:23-28 It started as a normal day for the Philistine king whose name was Achish. Lately, things had been fairly calm in his kingdom, if “calm” could ever really describe his wild and […] Read More

LONDON (RNS) A top British scientist claims his biblical, historical and astronomical research shows Christians have been observing Jesus’ Last Supper on the wrong day of the week. Cambridge University Professor Colin Humphreys says Jesus’ final meal with his disciples actually was eaten on the Wednesday before the Crucifixion—one day earlier than has been traditionally […] Read More

(RNS) As Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate Easter, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on “the third day,” in the words of the ancient Nicene Creed. But if Jesus died at 3 p.m. Friday and vacated his tomb by dawn Sunday morning—about 40 hours […] Read More

JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli-Canadian journalist believes he may have tracked down two of the iron nails used to crucify Jesus to the cross. Or at least objects that “could be” the long-lost relics. While researching a segment for the History Channel series “Secrets of Christianity,” host and producer Simcha Jacobovici learned something that startled him: […] Read More

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Jewish people as a whole were not responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion, and their descendants have not inherited blame for his death, Pope Benedict XVI writes in a new book to be published on March 10. The statements appear in excerpts, which were released Wednesday (March 2), from “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on July 11, 2010. Communion Devotion Luke 23:33-49 Jim Leyland, the manager of the Detroit Tigers, called it the first 28-out perfect game. That’s the best description I heard of the baseball game that still has people talking. In a game […] Read More

If you think you know everything you need to about crucifixion and the cross, think again. During a 13-week series on The Apostles’ Creed, we arrived at this phrase about Jesus: “suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.” So, of course, my sermon was on the crucifixion. I used the text of 1 […] Read More

Mel Gibson has released “The Passion of the Christ Recut” in theaters across the United States and Canada. About five minutes of the gruesome beating of Jesus has been cut from the film. Apparently Gibson took to heart some of the criticism regarding the violence of the movie. That Jesus was severely beaten is not […] Read More