HuffPost Religion Brief for Wed April 4, 2012

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings, Spirituality
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
By Daniel Burke
Religion News Service

(RNS) Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday

How Many Slaves
Produced Your Seder?
WATCH: At Easter Prayer Breakfast, Obama Shares His Faith And Doubts
Where Was Jesus Buried?
Gary Wills: The Extraordinary 4th Century Easter Rituals
Passover Traditions Reflect Ethnic, Regional Customs
BLOG POSTS
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto: Lent and Love: A Reflection on John 3:16
In the end, we may find that in the light of God’s love, we are mere toddlers. We’re not sure of the words we speak. We’re not sure we know what we mean when we say love.
Rabbi Peter H. Schweitzer: 10 New Plagues for Passover 2012
In recent years, many new modern Haggadahs have been created, and they are likely to incorporate a list of “Contemporary Afflictions.” As we find ourselves in the midst of the latest presidential election cycle, an affliction unto itself, here are 10 new ones.
Franklin Graham: When the NAACP Came to Lunch
Recently, I hosted 20 representatives of the NAACP for lunch at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. I came away with a better understanding of our differences and a commitment to work together on important challenges in our country.
Robert J. Asher: Science, Religion and the First Amendment
Teachers do not have the “academic freedom” to distort this evidence. There is a clear, historical link between creationist objections to evolutionary theory and religiously motivated incursions into school curricula.
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.: America’s New, Distracted Obsession With Social Issues
A peculiar form of American isolationism has gripped our country. The rest of the world is fending off potentially disastrous immediate economic contagion, while we expend much of our national energy on social issues pretty much decided years ago.

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