Could This Precious Goblet Really Be The Holy Grail?

Crowds are flocking to León's San Isidro basilica in Spain after two historians published a book claiming that the precious goblet of the Infanta Doña Urraca is the mythical chalice from which Jesus drank during the last supper. » 4/01/14 8:40am 4/01/14 8:40am

Darren Aronofsky wins battle with studio over cuts to Noah

For the past few months, we've been unsure which version of Darren Aronofsky's Noah would be hitting theaters — there were tons of reports that Christian audiences reacted badly in screenings. Paramount had reportedly cut as many as six different versions of the film. But now, it appears Aronofsky has won. » 2/20/14 2:11pm 2/20/14 2:11pm

A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future

Love it or hate it, the world's religions are in no danger of disappearing any time soon. But that doesn't mean religious and spiritual sensibilities aren't going to evolve. To learn more about religion's future, we talked to Michael LaTorra. By day, he's a mild-mannered Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico… » 2/17/14 11:04am 2/17/14 11:04am

The Original Robocop Was A Christ Allegory

The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science fiction films of the last three decades—"a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie," as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker—it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to Paul … » 2/16/14 5:08pm 2/16/14 5:08pm

This ancient burial box contains the earliest known reference to Jesus

After a 10-year investigation and criminal trial, an Israeli antiquities collector has been cleared of forgery charges. That means the modest limestone burial box pictured above — an ossuary inscribed with the earliest-known reference to Jesus – is the real deal. » 12/27/13 8:40am 12/27/13 8:40am

Jar Jar Binks attains sainthood in deranged Star Wars religious art

Last week, we saw Luke Skywalker accept Jesus Christ by way of homemade lawn ornaments. Today, we take a look at Chawakarn Khongprasert's Star Wars iconography, in which Yoda and Chewie bear witness to important events while looking piously constipated. Delightfully kitschy stuff. [Via Neatorama] » 10/15/12 7:20am 10/15/12 7:20am

Science Fiction Sunday School Comics From The 1970s Were Trippy As…

In the 1970s, Archie and Marvel Comics artist Al Hartley — who became a born-again Christian the previous decade — began writing and illustrating religious comics. Some of these evangelical funny books starred Jughead discovering Jesus, whereas others were space operas about Space Satan and his tricked-out UFO. » 8/22/12 2:40pm 8/22/12 2:40pm

Saintly statues get superheroic makeovers

We've seen superheroes cast in traditional religious and mythological roles many times before, from Batman and Superman in ancient marble to Marvel superheroes hanging out with Jesus. Igor Scalisi Palminteri's artwork actually casts superheroes as Christ and Christian saints, decked out in primary colored robes. » 6/10/12 8:30am 6/10/12 8:30am

Did you know that Jesus Christ's tomb is in Japan?

In the 2,800-person village of Shingō in Japan's Aomori prefecture, you can visit a tourist attraction that earns almost doodlysquat fanfare despite its world-shattering theological ramifications. I am, of course, talking about the grave of Jesus Christ. What, you didn't know that Jesus escaped crucifixion and… » 12/26/11 8:20am 12/26/11 8:20am