Religion

Religion

God Squad: What does it mean to be made in the image of God?

Q: I was perusing a display of books at a church conference when a gentleman made a comment about a book on display. He said, “I have friends who actually believe in evolution.” He further stated, “No way am I from a monkey. It says in the Bible we were made in the image of God and God is not a monkey!” Of course, I believe he was interpreting literally the phrase that states we were made in the image of God. I immediately thought of your weekly column and wondered, firstly, what is the Hebrew translation of this passage. – M from Nova Scotia, Canada

Religion

Voices of Faith: Does God want me to be happy?

Rabbi Mark H. Levin, founder, Congregation Beth Torah: The answer is unequivocally "yes." The Torah commands rejoicing on festivals (Deuteronomy 16:11, 14), and Psalm 104:15 teaches that God provides wine for human joy. But there are other sources of happiness as well.

News

Replica of Noah's Ark to wow visitors in Kentucky

Mike Zovath says visitors to Ark Encounter park in Williamstown, Ky. will be impressed by the size and presentation of the replica of Noah's Ark, which is slated to open on July 7th. Visitors will park in a lot and then travel in buses painted with images of Biblical floods down a two-lane road to the ark in a valley. The expanse of the 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, 51 feet tall ark is a sight to behold.

Religion

God Squad: Does God truly bless America?

I have always been of two minds about the way many politicians end their speeches with the formulaic phrase, “God bless America!” On the one hand I consider it vaguely blasphemous and on the other hand I consider it lovingly patriotic.

Videos

Protesters and supporters clash as Noah's Ark park opens

A group of protesters and supporters clashed outside the Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky as it opened to the public last week.
Marcus Dorsey / The Lexington Herald-Leader
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Protesters and supporters clash as Noah's Ark park opens

Rev. Nancy Petty on providing comfort in these times of despair 2:02

Rev. Nancy Petty on providing comfort in these times of despair

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Replica of Noah's Ark to wow visitors in Kentucky

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina 0:45

Men become first same-sex couple to get married publicly in a United Methodist church in North Carolina