(RNS) — The suffering servants that the prophet Isaiah speaks of are the doctors, nurses and caretakers who are risking their lives, getting sick and dying after ministering to those who are sick.
(RNS) — Black men nationwide are still disproportionately killed by police. Each name turned hashtag reminds us that the scales of justice seem permanently tilted away from black and brown people in the United States.
WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE, Okla. (RNS) — Oklahoma’s version of old Jerusalem — mixing rough stone structures resembling those in the Holy Land with occasional sightings of buffalo and longhorn — provides the setting for what organizers describe as North America’s longest continuously running outdoor Passion play.
(RNS) — I judge every Passion play by asking if it tells a story that is totally free of anti-Jewish images, costumes and teachings.
(RNS) — 'From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land' as Jesus was crucified, according the Gospel of Matthew. Was it caused by a solar eclipse? 'Let us Splain ...
Fleming Rutledge's book "The Crucifixion" is creating conversation among a wide array of Christians.
Fox's "The Passion" reduced a tale that launched one of the world's great religions to broad, borrowed pop-song bromides.
Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia.
(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday "good," and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what's up with the colored eggs? Let us 'Splain.
(RNS) Christians need to stop fighting each other and join forces against the powers of darkness.
(RNS) Cultural factors that may be contributing to the declining sales prices of Crucifixions are changing worship styles that rely more on words and music and less on visual images, and an unwillingness to openly and publicly display one’s religious commitments.
(RNS) New scientific tests on the Shroud of Turin date the cloth to ancient times, challenging earlier experiments that dated it only to the Middle Ages.
JERUSALEM (RNS) During Holy Week, Christians remember the familiar story of Jesus's death and resurrection. But exactly where does that story take place? The Bible offers only a few clues, and different groups of Christians have their own answers. By Kim Lawton.
(RNS) Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday? That question has spurred centuries of debate, perplexed theologians as learned as St. Augustine and prodded some Christians to advocate for amending an ancient creed. By Daniel Burke.