Did Jesus Have a Wife? What Recent Analysis of “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Really Means

*Update* New data has recently come to light within the academic community that may conclusively prove that the GJW fragment is indeed a fake. A summary of this data can be found here.  The original discussion of these new data can be found here and here.  In short, the GJW fragment was sold along with several other Coptic manuscripts, notably a fragment…

“Spiritual But Not Religious” and the Path to God

The following article was originally published on the Roads from Emmaus weblog in March of 2011. It’s been revised for this publication. I sometimes encounter folks who tell me that they are “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR). I wish I asked more often what exactly that is supposed to mean, though I am usually held back from asking by a strong suspicion…