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Jesus, the Ham of God

How did we go from the Passover Lamb to the Easter Ham? It’s a complicated, not very pretty story, central to modern religious identity and, for those reasons, tucked away from public view. A truly “new” ...

Two Years Later: A Prayer for Haiti

Loving God, We come to you, first, in silence. We mourn those who died two years ago in the earthquake. And we mourn with those who continue to mourn. We come to you in sadness, too, for the suffering of...
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Facing Jesus’ Doppelganger

Hollywood has done a lot to tarnish the reputation of Jews in popular culture when it comes to Jesus. Yes, Mel Gibson, I’m looking at you. It was Hitler who, after seeing the famous passion play acted out ...