Denison Forum

The Latest from Israel: Why Did Jesus Have to Die for Us?

Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be in position to win a fourth consecutive term as prime minister of Israel. As of this morning, 97 percent of the votes have been counted in Israel’s parliamentarian election. As I explained yesterday, no party has ever won a sixty-one-vote majority in the Knesset (their Parliament). The party leader who seems most likely to form a majority coalition with other parties will be given an opportunity to do so.

Two New TV Series about Jesus: Why Is Christ More Popular than the Church?

Jesus is a television star once again. Jesus: His Life is airing on the History Channel through Easter. According to the show’s website, “the series interviews and consulted with a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum.” It views Jesus “through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him.”

Washington Post Writer Leaves the Faith, Speaks for Millions: 4 Responses

This Washington Post article caught my eye: “I’m not passing my parents’ religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values.” The author is Jared Bilski, a writer and comedian based in Pennsylvania. He tells of growing up in the Catholic church, attending Catholic school from kindergarten through high school, and serving as an altar boy and a church reader. He says he “even strongly considered going into the priesthood.”