Posts Tagged ‘Bible’
There is a mythology that in the public schools religion cannot be mentioned, the Bible can’t be taught, and religious expression is prohibited. As we gear up for a new school year, here are the commonly accepted guidelines for teaching the Bible (and religion) in the public school.
“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed.” Rev Martin Luther King, Jr
The writer, composer and director created “Runaways,” “The Haggadah, a Passover Cantata,” “Jonah,” “Missionaries in Concert,” and “Jewish Books Cooking.”
Updated weekly with new videos, photos and articles on the use of the Bible in NYC.
Yankee fans will appreciate that The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine’s Biblical Garden has a plant representing exile: the palm tree.
The King James Bible is like the Mount Rushmore of American culture. Being the first English Bible printed in the United States (in 1782), the King James Bible (also called the King James Version) has served presidents, writers, artists, and the common man as their primary book for religious inspiration. Most of the presidents, including President Obama in 2009, chose to swear their oath of office on the King James Bible. And we cannot well understand the American literary tradition without taking into account this Bible. Writers like Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson used it as one of their main literary resources. Even today, nearly half of Bible readers (45%) in the United States most often use the King James Bible, according to a Barna survey conducted last spring for the American Bible Society.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. – T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” Last year on a sunny September day, I recall entering the Love, Power, and Grace Church on what seemed like a once busy, but [...]
Op-Ed: Defeating the “Elijah Complex” in 1978. A Retrospective by Joe Battaglia of Renaissance Communications
In the rocky years of 1978-1979 life started to come back to the Christian church in the New York area. Several things worked together to create a sense of renewed possibilities for church growth. Campus Crusade’s Here’s Life evangelistic campaign which was launched in Manhattan in 1976 helped to create a shared identity among believers in [...]
NYC is a place where enemies can meet as friends, Rev. Ryan Holladay, Lower Manhattan Community Church
Nearly twenty percent of all national news coverage for the week of September 6 – 12 was devoted to controversies over the proposed Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan and the anti-Muslim sentiment it has aroused. The economy and midterm elections received seventeen and twelve percent, respectively, according to the News Coverage Index by the [...]