In a comfortable office, Bible placed firmly atop his lap, 89-year-old Harold Camping is waxing with utter certainty about the end of the world.
There are more reasons than mere theology why Evangelical Christian leaders are raising Cain over the message now being wholesaled by the Rev. Rob Bell of Mars Hill Bible Church, featured in TIME’s current cover story, “What If There’s No Hell?” Bell’s I’m-O.K.-you’re-O.K., we’re-not-going-to-hell-today spin is not merely a refutation of a basic belief
North Carolina is a proud member of the so-called Bible Belt of states that take their religion seriously. So some eyebrows were raised when James Nichols was arrested for attending church.
Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy didn’t wear his faith on his sleeve, but those close to him say Catholicism was much more than an ethnic and cultural identity. Kennedy’s family chose Boston’s Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as the Mission Church, for his funeral Mass on Saturday.
Not so long ago, a family driving across Kansas on well-traveled I-70 would encounter nothing racier than a pecan log and nothing more hyped than the “world’s largest prairie dog.” Then porn came to the freeway. The surprising thing is that officials in the Bible Belt state are taking the invasion lying down.
Prison authorities used to have almost complete control over an inmate’s ability to communicate with the outside world. By checking their mail and parceling out telephone access at scheduled times on easily and legally tapped landlines communication for inmates was difficult and often expensive .
When last we saw the lost Ark of the Covenant in action, it had been dug up by Indiana Jones in Egypt and ark-napped by Nazis, whom the Ark proceeded to incinerate amidst a tempest of terrifying apparitions.
Comedy isn’t evolutionary. Hollywood has been plundering ancient history for yuks at least since Buster Keaton’s day, and there’s little in "Year One" to suggest we’ve progressed much over the last 90 years.
Many Jewish settlers in the West Bank believe the land was promised to them in the Bible by God. By that rationale, the thoughts of the U.S. president or even their own leaders means little.