Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre Annette O’Toole is an atheist and a biblical scholar in "The Good Book" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre Keith Nobbs embarks on an unlikely quest to become a priest in "The Good Book." Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre Denmo Ibrahim performs in one of the biblically-themes asides in "The Good Book" at Berkeley Rep. Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre Wayne Wilcox portrays King James in "The Good Book" at Berkeley Rep. Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre Lance Gardner performs in "The Good Book" at Berkeley Rep. Show Caption of Expand By Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent | PUBLISHED: May 3, 2019 at 11:24 am | UPDATED: May 3, 2019 at 11:50 am Where do you start with the Bible? That’s a question asked at the beginning of “The Good Book,” a free-ranging rumination on biblical themes now … [Read more...] about Review: Fractured look at the Bible finally gels at Berkeley Rep
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Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post Published 9:35 am PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 A cross is seen at Historic Jamestowne on in Williamsburg, Va. A cross is seen at Historic Jamestowne on in Williamsburg, Va. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A cross is seen at Historic Jamestowne on in Williamsburg, Va. A cross is seen at Historic Jamestowne on in Williamsburg, Va. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Matt McClain The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When the Rev. Jaymes Robert Moody takes his pulpit to preach, sometimes … [Read more...] about The Bible was used to justify slavery. Then Africans made it their path to freedom.
Easter, a time when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Christ, is today.According to the New Testament, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans in 30AD. Today, the event is marked with church services, family gatherings and, in many countries, the appearance of the Easter Bunny, who brings gifts to children. Another popular activity is hunting for decorated Easter Eggs, a tradition that dates back to the early Orthodox church. Here are some of the best quotes and inspiration to celebrate Easter 2019:“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.” - - Billy Graham"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances." - - Robert Flatt“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” - - Janine di Giovanni“The great gift of … [Read more...] about Easter 2019: Quotes, inspiration to celebrate the resurrection of Christ
I've got some good news and some bad news. Good news? Half of Americans are Bible users. Bad news? It doesn't seem to matter. Last month the Barna Group released its annual "State of the Bible" survey, and the results seemed pretty promising. For example, half of Americans are Bible users. And almost six in 10 Americans say that reading the Bible has "transformed their life." But on the same day I read about Barna's "State of the Bible" survey, this headline caught my eye: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." That from Gallup. Since Gallup has been surveying people on such topics, more Americans than ever before view the following as "morally permissible": divorce, sex between a man and a woman outside of marriage, gay relations, having a baby out of wedlock, doctor-assisted suicide, pornography and polygamy, among other things. So...Half of Americans are Bible users, that number has remained pretty steady, and yet more Americans than ever are changing their … [Read more...] about BreakPoint: How not to read the Bible: God’s story vs. moral McNuggets
Rachel Held Evans is an author, blogger and columnist living in Dayton, Tenn. Her latest book is called "Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again," and she hopes it will help others "learn to love the Bible again." / Contributed photo by Maki Garcia Evans Rachel Held Evans is an author, blogger and... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. The way biblical author and columnist Rachel Held Evans sees things, the Bible is not intended to be a place where a person goes to find an answer that supports a preconceived theory or question, especially, she says, if that theory argues in support of doing someone else harm. Unfortunately, that is how it is too often used, she believes, and why many people, like her, grew up happily memorizing passages of the book without really understanding their meaning, only to turn away from it later in life. With her latest book, "Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again," she hopes to … [Read more...] about Rachel Held Evans sees the positive in the Good Book