Faith & Religion

Facing cultural storms

Culture | Six trends that are rapidly reshaping the lives of American Christians
by John S. Dickerson
Posted 11/24/18, 02:49 pm

John S. Dickerson is a journalist-turned-pastor and the author of a new book, Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World (Zondervan, 2018). He should not be confused with the John F. Dickerson who co-hosts CBS This Morning, but F is the rare fair reporter in big-time media and S is also an excellent writer.

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Museum of the Bible finds fragments were forged

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/23/18, 11:57 am

The Museum of the Bible on Monday said it was removing five Dead Sea Scroll fragments from display after tests found they were forgeries. Third-party analysis performed by a German-based company found five of the museum’s 16 fragments showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin,” according to a statement by the museum. Earlier studies raised questions about the fragments’ authenticity.

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Eugene Peterson enters ‘eternal Sabbath’

by Rick Matt
Posted 10/22/18, 01:21 pm

Eugene H. Peterson, pastor and author of The Message, a best-selling contemporary paraphrase of the Bible, died Monday. He was 85. Peterson’s family announced last week that he was entering hospice care for dementia and heart failure. In a statement released Monday by NavPress, publishers of The Message, his family said it was fitting that he died on a Monday, the day he observed as a Sabbath when working as a pastor.

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