Category Archives: Religion in Media

Crime, Violence, and Faith

Do you watch the news?

Do you read the news from a newspaper or online?

Honestly, I will assume that at one point or another you have been exposed to the news of your community, your state, our nation, and the international world.

Our Unfortunate Human Reality:

The lightning speed, media filled reality of our 21st century does not permit us to escape, to flee, or to ignore the dark realities of our sin displayed as the horrors of crime and violence.

What horrific realities have you experienced either through the media or more personally?

Read the rest of this entry »

1 Comment

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Religion in Media


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Jesus’ Martial Status Questioned

I have acknowledged, admitted, and accepted that I am a religious scholarship nerd. Unfortunately, religious scholarship rarely has an exciting discovery that captures the attention of the news media. However, on 18 September 2012 the news media buzzed with the discovery of a fourth-century, faded, small fragment of papyrus containing Coptic texts.

Although a fourth-century document is intriguing, the implication of the Coptic text was worthy of the spotlight. According to Karen L. King, a Harvard professor, the text reads ‘Jesus said to them [his disciples], my wife…she will be able to be my disciple.’

Read the rest of this entry »

Leave a comment

Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Religion in Media


Tags: , ,