Mary Magdalene

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Mary Magdalene, the Closest Friend of Jesus

She’s been ignored, dismissed, and misunderstood. But the story of Easter makes it clear that Mary was Jesus’ most faithful friend.

‘Jesus wife’ papyrus provides additional confirmation on early church history

Karen L. King (C) KAREN L. KING 2012 You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into … Continued

Did Jesus have a wife?

KAREN L. KING A newly discovered fragment of Coptic writing suggests some early Christians believed Jesus was married, a Harvard … Continued

Mary Magdalene to Rush Limbaugh: Your apology is too little, too late

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio talk show host, attempted to silence women’s voices in the public square through sexual shaming. The … Continued

‘Is Nicki Minaj possessed?’ asks Catholic League president

Chris Pizzello Associated Press Nicki Minaj, right, arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in … Continued

The blue bra revolution

  Amr Nabil AP An Egyptian woman raises a copy of Al Tahrir newspaper fronted by a picture showing half … Continued

Discovering the divine in Oberammergau, and Avatar

By Edward Grinnan Some of the people I told this summer that I would be visiting Oberammergau thought I was … Continued

An Easter story for Glenn Beck

By Rev. Anne Howard Executive Director, The Beatitudes Society In light of the ongoing kerfuffle about Fox commentator Glenn Beck’s … Continued

It’s Not God’s Problem

Sometimes, I think Christians read different Bibles. If there is a recurring thought, theme and theology in and of the … Continued

Biblically Sanctioned Oppression Not God’s Will

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Jesus Calls Women to Serve and Lead

From the Bible to contemporary Christianity, women have been there as examples of faith.

Sarah Palin’s Priorities

Anne Graham Lotz is Billy Graham’s daughter. She is a Southern Baptist. She has her own “ministry” but she is … Continued

Remembering the Mothers of the Church

This Mother’s Day, why don’t we take time to remember the “mothers” of the church? So often they get put … Continued

Education and Christianity: Mutually Exclusive?

John 20:18: Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them … Continued

The Resurrection: An Electrifying Moment

For me, there is no more electric moment in the New Testament than the encounter between the risen Jesus and … Continued

There He Was

I shouted to him several times “Don’t limit God!” He lectured me about the Holy Spirit at work in the church. Kanye West blasted on.

The Silly Season of the Supernatural

Here, at last, is a point on which an atheist and a good Christian can surely agree: the mortal remains … Continued

From John Kerry to the Da Vinci Code: Discrimination Reinvented?

On the one hand, as the difference between the attitudes toward the presidential candidacy of John Kennedy and John Kerry … Continued

Let’s Sort Fiction From Fact and Meaning

What James Cameron’s Discovery film successfully proves is that Jesus sells. What it doesn’t prove is what it claims—that anyone … Continued

Stereotypical ‘Female’ Qualities Are Core of What Jesus Taught

For me, one of the most profoundly moving scenes in the New Testament is the moment when Mary Magdalene, confronted … Continued