The Christian dilemma

  Numbers 31 (NRSV) War against Midian 31 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Avenge the Israelites on the Midianites; afterward you shall be gathered to your people.” 3 So Moses said to the people, “Arm some of your number for the war, so that they may… Read More ›

The God Julius Caesar

Reblogged from Professor Bart Ehrman’s Blog I mentioned in a previous post the scarcely-remembered-these-days Diogenes Poliorcetes (Diogenes, the Conqueror of Cities), who was acclaimed as a divine being by a hymn-writer (and others) in Athens because he liberated them from their… Read More ›