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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Religion Unplugged

Religion Unplugged is a non-profit news organization, funded by TheMediaProject.org. It serves as an online news magazine on the topic of religion.

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Coincide this Year: What’s a Catholic to Do?

For the first time since 2018, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day. It has happened three times in the last century – 1923, 1934 and 1945 – and will happen again in 2029 for the final time this century.

What You Need to Read During Black History Month

Marvin Olasky, editor in chief of World from 1992 to 2021, reviews books on religion for Religion Unplugged and recommends these seven books to read in honor of Black History month.

Super Bowl LVIII: Inside Sin City’s Christian Quarterback Duel

The Feb. 11 Super Bowl showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers may be contested at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — known as Sin City — but it will feature two very pious quarterbacks. 

Lil Nas X Marks Comeback in Controversial Fashion with ‘J Christ’

Maybe Lil Nas X's "J Christ" is sacrilegious, or it’s hilarious, or it’s ultimately just one big gimmick to divide fans from “haters” and go viral. Either way, there’s no denying that Lil Nas X has a hold on culture, and his work is both impressive and discussion-worthy. 

Colleges Plagued By Antisemitism As Israel-Hamas War Rages On

The war between Israel and Hamas may be taking place 5,600 miles away from the United States, but the streets of some of America’s largest cities — and on college campuses in particular — have been highlighted over the past month by incidents of antisemitism.

How Embattled Pastor Mark Driscoll Built a New Church

Mark Driscoll recreates his now defunct Seattle Mars Hill Church into the Trinity Church in the Arizona desert. And he hasn't changed his abusive style.

Pope Francis Open To Church Blessing Same-Sex Unions And Women Priests

In a move that would signal a seismic shift for the Catholic church, Pope Francis said he’s open to blessing same-sex unions and to studying the possibility of ordaining women to the priesthood.

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