Day: March 28, 2016

Do we need the Bible to be true so long as it is real?

Do we need the Bible to be true so long as it is real?

Tom Bissell, who most recently authored Apostle, writes a stirring defense of storytelling and faith, noting that atheists and fundamentalists often end up on the same side of debates on Biblical veracity. From the essay: Recently I sat for an interview about my new book, “Apostle,” which details my years-long journeys to the supposed tombs […]

Jesus on Easter: socialist, communist, or libertarian?

Jesus on Easter: socialist, communist, or libertarian?

James Crossley, a professor of Bible, Society and Politics, analyzes the story of Easter across the political spectrum, using Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and political movements of the last half-century in Great Britain to interpret the story of Easter in the passion gospel. Crossley explores Thatcherism and how her vision of Jesus was a […]

Every single biblical reference in ‘Hamilton’

Every single biblical reference in ‘Hamilton’

In the ‘I’m so jealous I didn’t think of this department!’, Alissa Wilkinson has found every single biblical reference in Hamilton, the Broadway musical currently dominating the talk of NPR listeners and New Yorker subscribers. From the article: So I investigated, and here are the results: eighteen times Hamilton directly references the Bible or Christian theological concepts, with short explanations, for […]