Return of the Jesus Wars
Ross Douthat, New York Times

Before “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Gospel of Judas,” before Mel Gibson’s “Passion” and Martin Scorsese’s “Last Temptation,” before the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed and the Gnostic gospels rediscovered, there was a German scholar named Hermann Samuel Reimarus.

Pain, Profit, and Third-Party Conception
Leslie Fain, Catholic World Report

Donor conception and surrogacy place the desires of adults over the needs of children, a growing number of donor-conceived people argue.

Syria’s sorrowing clergy
The Economist

For people concerned about the fate about Syria’s Christian minority, these are dark times. It has now been exactly 100 days since two bishops from the ancient city of Aleppo were kidnapped near the Turkish border, and there is no definite news of their fate.

9 Things You Should Know About the Scopes Monkey Trial
Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition

This month marks the 88th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, a famous legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. Here are nine things you should know about this infamously misunderstood case.