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Jesus' baptism happened in the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13), but exactly where in the river is a long-running debate. Today, however, UNESCO designated an area on the east bank of the Jordan as a World Heritage site, saying it “is believed to be” the actual location of Jesus' baptism. There are tourist sites on both the east bank (located in Jordan) and the west (located in the Israeli-occupied, Palestinian-claimed west bank). Expectedly, the decision is popular in Jordan, but a Palestinian official said the west bank site should have been included. Experts say there is no archaeological evidence that the east bank was the true location, but many churches accept it as the authentic location. And UNESCO apparently agrees, too. Discuss

This year, Hollywood studios have announced the latest two actors to portray Jesus on the big-screen will be Ewan McGregor in Last Days in the Desert and Rodrigo Santoro in the new Ben-Hur adaptation. The two join a long list of Hollywood names to take on the role of Christ. Read More

What Other World Religions Think About Jesus

Every major world religion has some account of who Jesus was. Here's what they say. Read More

Do We Lose Jesus in Religion?

Sometimes, we feel the most distant from God in the places we try hardest to connect with Him. Read More

The Dangers of Making Jesus Look Like Us

It's one of the easiest and most subtle temptations to give into. Read More