“You can’t have idols; it’s in the second commandment,” he screamed before being arrested.
Holy Sepulchre Church Excavation Unearths Constantine-Era Rock Layers
The findings constitute pivotal evidence for reconstructing the building methods and mosaic decorations in churches in the late Roman Empire.
Ancient Altar of Holy Sepulchre Church Found, Graffitied Over for Years
It is one of only two Cosmatesque works that are known to exist outside Italy — the other adorning Westminster Abbey.
The Story of the “First Lady of Religious Broadcasting”
The Eyes of Tammy Faye features a riveting performance from Jessica Chastain, but proves less interesting than the documentary it’s based on.
How Bible Salesmen Paved the Way for Capitalism to Devour Evangelicalism
The classic documentary Salesman, which turned 50 this year, presaged our current age of megachurches and Christian influencers.
A Black American Artist Explores Her Refusal of Christianity
“Direct Downward Cut at the Head; Overhand Knife Thrust”; “and where the blood ran fastest, there he whipped”; “To them God has appeared as a Negro”; “syntactical slips and breaks” — these are a sample of the bits of text affixed to the walls in Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s On Refusal.
Documenting the Vanishing Hermitages of the Egyptian Desert
Constructed from stacked rocks and carved into remote mountainsides, the desert hermitages of Egypt and Sudan are barely perceptible in the arid landscape.
Praise the Lord! The World’s Oldest Bible Goes on Display at the British Museum
For only its second time on loan, the earliest known Bible is going on view this October at the British Museum.
Five of the World’s Largest Religious Manuscripts, from Devil’s Bible to Buddhist Labyrinth
Marcel Proust may have written a novel over 4,000 pages long, but there are other books out there of goliath proportions not in their length, but their size.
Inside the Christian Pockets of the Middle East
In the United States, Canada or Europe, where Christians form the religious majority, it’s strange to consider parts of the world where they are not only uncommon, but also persecuted.