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Space Invaders Should Have Been A Biblical Epic All Along

Artist Dan Hernandez has an awesome new show up in New York City at the Kim Foster Gallery, combining Renaissance theology with the iconography of early computer game art — or Space Invaders by way of the Book of Genesis. As Rebecca Robertson describes the exhibition in ARTnews, “To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses.”


Scientists: Ancient Papyrus That Says Jesus Was Married Is Authentic

Three teams of scientists at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have concluded that the ancient coptic papyrus that talks about Jesus’ wife is authentic and not a forgery. The Vatican claimed the latter when it was discovered.


From Sexting To Sacraments: How Mobile Apps Are Taking On Religion

At this point, our entire lives could be boiled down into a series of apps. Schedules, diets, friends, family, play — it’s all there in a set of brightly coloured, easy-to-digest icons that have come to define the way we see ourselves. And though it may be hard to reconcile, even religion is no more than a Google Play or App Store click away. The salvation of your eternal soul is now downloading.


US TV Network 'Accidentally' Cut Evolution Out Of Cosmos

The Cosmos reboot was fairly generous as far as leaving room for religious interpretation goes. But apparently, one Fox affiliate station in Oklahoma City decided there was still just a little too much science talk for their liking, so they cut out the 15-second mention of evolution.


Even I Would Read The Bible If It Were This Pretty

Despite having grown up in the Bible Belt, I’m not terribly religious. Sure, I still go to our quaint little Episcopal church with my mum on holidays but, if you asked me what happens in the Book of Revelation, I’d be dumbfounded. Unless I had an app like this.


Georges Lemaitre: The Greatest Scientist You've Never Heard Of

There’s a perception that religion and science go together about as well as mayonnaise and marshmallows. In some instances, this is, perhaps, true. But on a typically warm Southern California January in 1933 at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California (the same place and same time that Jack Parsons of rocket science fame was doing his experiments — history intersecting!), religion and science proved that these two ideals didn’t have to be enemies.


What If Operating Systems Were Religions?

Yesterday, after writing my way past the notional halfway point (both of the current novel manuscript, and of the trilogy it’s the middle volume of), I went and overindulged in food and drink with friends.


What The Biblical Tabernacle Would Look Like In Midtown Manhattan

The Old Testament contains one of the oldest architectural briefs in history: A description of the Tabernacle, a portable compound that God describes as his earthly dwelling place. It’s a surprisingly specific set of guidelines — from the dimensions of the tent to the dolphin-skin roof — which have been interpreted in countless ways over the centuries. So what would it look like if it was built in modern-day Manhattan?


This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 Of The Bible's Contradictions

No matter what your beliefs, it’s hard to deny that the era in which the Bible takes place was a more, uh, brutal time, filled with plagues, salt pillars and excessive murders — plus plenty of conflicting moral diktats from the man himself. Now, one designer has built a handy map to help us navigate the text.


Inside The Sistine Chapel's Security Tech For The Papal Election

Tomorrow, the Sistine Chapel will fill with cardinals who will spend hours — or days — deciding who should be elected as the next Pope. While they do so, the Sistine chapel will be filled with electronic jammers and swept for bugs to ensure no information is leaked.