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Another Jesus relic goes down the drain

UPDATE: Greg found the debunking paper from J. Archaeological Science Reports (Science got the name wrong), and a judicious inquiry will land you the paper. ********* I’m about to start reading the book below, which was published on March 1 and was kindly sent me by the author, Andrea Nicolotti,…
bubmag
March 21, 2020
Christianity

St. Patrick, Irish Whiskey And The Hill Of Slane

Saint Patrick's Day Getty Today is St Patrick’s day. A fitting occasion to explore the links between Ireland’s patron saint and the Irish whiskey industry and in particular the Hill of Slane which figures prominently in both the life of St. Patrick and modern day Irish whiskey. St. Patrick is…
bubmag
March 17, 2020
Christianity

Christianity without Congregation?

Are there any major Christian theologians who did not believe in, or downplayed, the importance of an active church community? Who emphasized solitary instead of communal worship? I'm not interested in the "like God, but not church?" type groups. I'm specifically looking for scholarly theologians who, well, liked God but…
bubmag
March 13, 2020
Christianity

Is coronavirus coming between people and their faith?

Image copyright ABDEL GHANI BASHIR Image caption The number of visitors at Mecca's Grand Mosque has dropped drastically As concern over the spread of coronavirus grows, people around the world are changing the way they do things. Some have cut back on travel plans and are avoiding crowded spaces. Others…
bubmag
March 10, 2020