Last year, I read The Myth of Christian Persecution by English academic and theologian Candida Moss. Her premise is that the infant church invented a narrative of systemic Christian persecution, which was only reversed after the conversion of Emperor Constantine early in the fourth century
In these days, many are writing about and sharing conspiracies. “5G is the cause of the Coronavirus.” “COVID-19 is the work of Bill Gates and Big Pharma in their attempt to get everyone to have vaccines.” Here’s another I encountered recently: “Donald Trump has orchestrated
I could title this study something like, “Who’s the Boss?” for, fundamentally, that is what the religious leaders were asking. Jesus’ non-answer gave the answer: Jesus is. Christians need to remember this. Non-Christians need to know this. Everyone needs to submit to this. Jesus is
Many things that we now take for granted began in very small, unnoticed ways and, often, in out-of-the-way places. For example, Microsoft began in a college dorm room by a young man who would soon drop out of university. Apple had a similarly inauspicious beginning.