Christianity http://nwpr.org en If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One? http://nwpr.org/post/if-jesus-never-called-himself-god-how-did-he-become-one When Bart Ehrman was a young Evangelical Christian, he wanted to know how God became a man, but now, as an agnostic and historian of early Christianity, he wants to know how a man became God.<p>When and why did Jesus' followers start saying "Jesus as God" and what did they mean by that? His new book is called <em>How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.</em><p>"In this book I actually do not take a stand on either the question of whether Jesus was God, or whether he was actually raised from the dead," Ehrman tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 editor 43993 at http://nwpr.org If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One? Washington Looking To Ban Gay-Conversion Therapy http://nwpr.org/post/washington-looking-ban-gay-conversion-therapy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mental health experts say it’s dangerous. Now, Washington lawmakers are taking up the controversy over gay-conversion therapy.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:11:28 +0000 Taylor Winkel 40360 at http://nwpr.org Richard Dawkins Opens Up In 'Appetite For Wonder' http://nwpr.org/post/richard-dawkins-opens-appetite-wonder He may be the most controversial atheist on the planet today, but there was once a time when Richard Dawkins was a respectable, churchgoing Christian.<p>In his new memoir, <em>An</em> <em>Appetite for Wonder</em>, the Oxford scientist recalls his erstwhile pious life: "I prayed every night ...[and kneeled] at the altar, where, I believed, an angel might appear to me in a vision." When the apparition finally came it was from a man with a long beard who claimed to understand how human beings evolved. Not <em>that</em> guy with the beard. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:42:00 +0000 editor 34797 at http://nwpr.org Richard Dawkins Opens Up In 'Appetite For Wonder' Boise Pastor Faces Eight Years In Iranian Prison http://nwpr.org/post/boise-pastor-faces-eight-years-iranian-prison <p>Supporters of a Boise pastor who's been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison say he may not survive his punishment. Saeed Abedini was convicted Sunday of attempting to undermine state security. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:57:30 +0000 Samantha Wright 21874 at http://nwpr.org