- Newsmaker: More Clashes in the Middle East - As the Holy Land begins its Easter celebration, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says that Israeli troops could be sent into the Gaza Strip to quell increasing violence between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers. Cameron Barr, of The Christian Science Monitor, reports that the usually tense region is quiet on this "good" Good Friday.
- Reporter's Notebook: Doubting the Exodus - With the lack of archaeological evidence supporting its text, clergy are beginning to question the accuracy of Biblical accounts, including that of the Exodus from Egypt. Does faith depend on the facts? Archeology professor and author William Dever offers some thoughts on truth, theology, and faith.
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