The New Testament is that part of the Christian Bible dealing with the birth, teachings, living examples, miracles, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is composed of the Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), the “Acts of the Apostles,” “The Epistles” and the “Apocalypse of John.” Most scholars say most if not all… Read More The New Testament – An Invitation to True Greatness
I’m not oblivious to the power of religious experience. When reading the Bible I’ve felt a tremendous sense of peace and certainty from time to time. But that doesn’t mean I agree with everything the Bible says. Or that I believe it all comes directly from the mind of God. Call me irreverent if you… Read More Can we escape interpreting the holy books – or anything else?
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller During Medieval times almost all Christian theologians accepted the Ptolemaic earth centered Greek view of the universe as an absolute universal truth. The Catholic Inquisition punished those who dared to voice other ideas. I do not know why Catholic theologians believed that the rarity of life in our universe proves… Read More Proof God’s Universe Is Filled with Life Comes Closer
Exodus 17:8-13 – New International Version The Amalekites Defeated 8 The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. 9 Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” 10 So Joshua fought the… Read More Sunday Reading
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Another Inconvenient Truth Although the religions of Krishna, Buddha and Christ each allow for the idea of the Just War, they arguably differ. Let’s look at Christianity first. Christians generally put more stock in the New Testament (NT) than the Old… Read More Krishna, Buddha and Christ: The same or different? (Part 3)
This homily has been posted with the direct and generous permission of the late Fr. Thomas Harding, Th.D. (1918-2005). Because 1998 was the year of the Holy Spirit it is important that we emphasize the role of the Holy Spirit in the PLAN OF GOD and in this period of the history of the Church… Read More The Holy Spirit – Fr. Thomas R. Harding, Th.D.
by: Tonia Jordan Throughout the Bible, the name of Satan may represent one being, but the characteristics of this being change several times. The one characteristic that remains the same throughout the Bible is that Satan likes to cause trouble. In Genesis 3, Satan tempts Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge,… Read More A Trace of “Satan” Through the Bible