Tag Archives: Jesus

Rethinking “Jesus Alone”

If I walk into a church and the first thing I see is a coffee shop… I’m leaving. After I get my mocha of course. On a serious note, what is it about spirituality and a faith that connects with … Continue reading

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Jesus Before Pilate: Historicity and Anti-Semitism

Without proper perspective, horrible misinterpretations of the text lead to anti-Semitic views that are not only hateful, counterproductive, and counter to the teachings of Jesus, but have no foundation in history. Continue reading

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Jesus’ Betrayer: The Theological Problem of Judas

His name is synonymous with betrayal. His critical role in the story of Jesus secured Judas Iscariot the reputation of the most reviled human in the entire Christian Bible, a status that transcends the Bible into collective Western conscience. At … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do at the Border: The Bible and Immigration

Why are those who are all too eager to appear at anti-gay marriage rallies and anti-abortion rallies with Bibles in one hand and signs in the other, absent with the arrival of immigrants, especially children, advocating for their humane treatment based on biblical principles? Continue reading

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How We Construct Christmas: Building the Birth Narrative in the Gospels

With Christmas quickly approaching, many believers will turn to their Bibles, church services, advent calendars, etc. to recall the birth of Christ. Regardless of one’s faith, the imagery created by this time of season is inescapable.  I defy anyone to … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Old Testament, Part III: Why it is acceptable for Jesus not to be in the Old Testament

Thus far, with this series, I have attempted to demonstrate that the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament does not contain prophecies of Jesus, but rather the New Testament appropriated the Old Testament in order to lend legitimacy to the claim that Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Old Testament, Part II: How the New Testament uses the Hebrew Bible

Picking up my discussion from the previous post, I will explain the terminology used in Isaiah, how it was appropriated for the Gospel of Matthew, and why it is a mistranslation. Before I begin this discussion, please note that the … Continue reading

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