Although the Bible is filled with scriptures of freedom and Jesus preached in Luke 4:8 that He came to “set the captives free,” the holy book was once altered to convey the exact opposite message as a way to enforce slavery.
Over 400 Christian leaders from 45 countries and 149 cities convened in the nation’s capital this week to share best practices on how churches and ministries can network to transform their cities by addressing the pressing needs facing their communities.
In the 1950s, 1 in 3 verses that Billy Graham used to anchor his sermons came from Jewish Scripture known to Graham — and most Christians — as the Old Testament. With each ensuing decade, however, America’s pastor drew increasingly on the New Testament.
The Museum of the Bible has officially opened its doors, flanked by two giant golden tablets of scripture. The building stands just blocks from the National Mall and offices of the House of Representatives; the top floor offers a spectacular view of the Capitol nearby. […]
Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain whose devout Christian owners won a landmark Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, is caught up in an antiquities-smuggling scandal that has opened the company to accusations of hypocrisy.