What attracted Jesus to John the Baptist? John exercised a large-scale and high successful prophetic ministry of repentance to Israel. He called upon the whole of Israel to return to the Lord, and he backed this up with ethical teaching…. Read More ›
Historians often ask themselves just what caused the first disciples to believe, after Jesus’ crucifixion, that he was now alive as their exalted and glorified Lord.
Historians often ask themselves just what caused the first disciples to believe, after Jesus’ crucifixion, that he was now alive as their exalted and glorified Lord. My own theory (which is hardly original) starts from the earliest account that we… Read More ›
An impassioned and thoughtful critique of Christian beliefs about God and the messiah from a Jewish perspective. Worth taking seriously.
The Christian Church today celebrates Trinity Sunday. Here are some reflections on the incoherence of Trinitarianism.
In the Bible, Jesus sometimes appears explicitly to deny that he is divine. Texts include, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone (Mark 10:18), and “The son can do nothing of his own accord,… Read More ›
‘Much of what the Gospels tell us about Jesus, his teaching, healings and other miracles, are not mentioned in Irenaeus’ rule of faith and would not be mentioned in later creeds either. Rudolf Bultmann claimed that in John’s gospel, ‘the… Read More ›
Christians should not support #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/ykGnykDsjK — Fr. Simon Esshaki (@fathersimon3) June 1, 2020
Compare these two different answers to the question how one may be saved: a) Then he [the jailer in Philippi] brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus,… Read More ›