Ways of Knowing God
A Christian theologian sees multiple paths to salvation By Joseph C. Hough Jr.

Almost every religion claims that it is the exclusive path to a true knowledge of God, or at least that its path is superior to other religious traditions. This is certainly the case in my own tradition, Christianity: Only in Jesus Christ is the true revelation of God made accessible. I have come to […]

The 34 Gospels
Diversity and division among the earliest Christians By Charles W. Hedrick

In 1995, I discovered a lost gospel.

Can God Read Minds?

God knows all and sees all. That, at least, is what most Bible readers—and scholars—assume, and numerous biblical passages certainly appear to support the idea. The writer of Psalm 139, for instance, praises the omniscient God who watched him grow in the womb: My frame was not concealed from You when I was shaped […]

When Gods Go Hungry
Mesopotamian rite clarifies puzzling prophecy By Dominic Rudman

The prophet Zephaniah predicts that the Israelite God Yahweh will overcome the gods of foreign nations. These foreign deities will be deserted by their worshipers, who will turn instead to the God of Israel. But just how God plans to defeat these false gods is not easily understood. Indeed, the question has perplexed Bible […]


It Ain’t Necessarily So
The Bible weaves together narrative, folklore, history and religion, but that doesn’t make it a “False Testament.” By Ronald S. Hendel
Paul at the Races
Some sports fans consider athletics a religion. It used to be. By Paula Fredriksen
The Last Supper