gospels

What's sad for me is that in this day and age, we have to look to the entertainment industry for moral guidance. They are filling a huge vacuum created by the deafening silence from the leaders of my church, and from other faith leaders.
So, instead of freedom, Paul squanders five years at the peak of his ministry, which included imprisonment in Caesarea, a
Will you now emulate those who tell you to buy American while they seek-out the lowest priced foreign goods? Don't count
Who's right about Mother Teresa's approach to suffering? Should we imitate it, condemn it, or something in between?
Do you remember the song that accompanies the story? SHORT PEOPLE It didn't take him very long to fall asleep riding in the
For Jesus, a dedicated practicing Jew, Passover was a seminal event. Although the Gospels do not give us a fully developed biography of Jesus, they do make it clear that Passover looms large in his life.
During a time when political, racial and religious polarization seem to be on the uptick in the U.S., I am reminded of Jesus
On his third trip to Jerusalem, nearly thirty years after the crucifixion, Paul was still determined to convince Jesus' disciples
Christians have shrugged off Maimonides' interpretation of the Messiah prophesy with their belief that Jesus will fulfill the Jewish Messianic prophesy in a second coming -- a second coming that has been forecast as imminent since the first century in the teachings of Saint Paul.
There are many reasons why the storyline about hell does not work for me. Not anymore, anyway. There was a time I tried to believe in it, afraid I might just end up there if I did not.
There are no divine projects without human ones, and while we can point to tradition or even sacred holy writ, Jesus seems to be warning to beware if you begin to think that in a holy book alone you have life, without also listening to the human cries behind that holy book.
We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog post about the anti-Semitic content of traditional Good Friday performances of Passion plays and Passion musical compositions, many dating back to the Middle Ages.
Given this horrible history, it's no surprise that for centuries Easter posed great danger for Jews. Good Friday church services have traditionally included passion plays that reenact the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
When I tuned in on March 29, 2015, for the National Geographic's film production Killing Jesus, adapted from Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Jesus, I was poised, pen in hand, to write about the return of Jesus the Tea Party guy.
Perhaps he was a bit of both. Clearly, his primary association among the canonical Gospels is that of being a traitor, although the "handing over" of Jesus to the authorities is not necessarily to be rendered as a "betrayal" in the Greek.
Although Christianity did eventually emerge as a separate religion, similar falsifications of biblical history are rampant in collections of Renaissance art spanning hundreds of years. These distortions were not harmless. They imposed a dangerous division between Christians and Jews that lingers today.
The dearth of information about the formative influences on towering biblical figures such as Moses and Jesus has invited some skeptics to question whether they actually existed.
In the Messiah the Jesus story begins with Israel's prophets. They anticipate the savior's arrival, which finds its fulfillment in the gospel stories. Israel's anticipation and Jesus as its fulfillment: that makes the story.