Christianity

NWPR Books
10:57 am
Mon April 7, 2014

If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?

"If Jesus had not been declared God by his followers, his followers would'™ve remained a sect within Judaism, a small Jewish sect," says historian Bart Ehrman.
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Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 3:26 am

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.

When and why did Jesus' followers start saying "Jesus as God" and what did they mean by that? His new book is called How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.

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Gay-Conversion Therapy Ban
7:11 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Washington Looking To Ban Gay-Conversion Therapy

Mental health experts say it’s dangerous. Now, Washington lawmakers are taking up the controversy over gay-conversion therapy.

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NWPR Books
9:42 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Richard Dawkins Opens Up In 'Appetite For Wonder'

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Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 6:42 am

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.

In his new memoir, An Appetite for Wonder, 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 that guy with the beard. He was an Englishman named Charles Darwin.

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Imprisoned Pastor
6:57 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Boise Pastor Faces Eight Years In Iranian Prison

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.

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