Saint Lawrence was the ultimate jokester, so he might have gotten a kick out of the inappropriateness of his name on a condom.
Candida Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, UK and an award-winning author of five books, including Bible-Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby. She is also a frequent news commentator for CBS and CNN. Follow her on Twitter @candidamoss. Follow her on Twitter @candidamoss.
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What had previously been legend about the founding of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa now has concrete evidence.
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A University of Cambridge academic claims to have found the earliest example of fake news, engraved on 3,000-year-old clay tablets.