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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the...

Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin On April 21, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said...

4 things to know about Ash Wednesday

William Johnston, University of Dayton For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of preparation...

What drives the appeal of ‘Passion of the Christ’ and other...

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College Church isn’t the only place people go to learn about Jesus. At the beginning of Lent, 15 years ago, devout evangelical...

Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’...

Joel Harrington, Vanderbilt University The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however,...

Exorcisms have been part of Christianity for centuries

S. Kyle Johnson, Boston College “The Exorcist,” a horror film released 45 years ago, is a terrifying depiction of supernatural evil. The film tells the...

Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem?

David Weintraub, Vanderbilt University Bright stars top Christmas trees in Christian homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the “Star...

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a priceless link to the Bible’s...

Daniel Falk, Pennsylvania State University The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has removed five Dead Sea Scrolls from exhibits after tests confirmed these...

What is hell?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide...

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If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

By Larry Taylor, Northumbria University, Newcastle We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by...