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Various Jesuses.

In gospels, we see Jesus portrayed in different ways. The earliest one has nothing about his virgin birth. As the story of his actual life grew cold, if there was an actual life, writers miraculously knew more details about his … Continue reading

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Anti Abortion Politics Needs to Meet Stiff Oposition.

There is a truth about abortion that just has not made it to the consciousness of many members of the public: Trying to make the fertilized egg into a full fledged human being will never work. Forget about it. Currently, anti abortion politicians are … Continue reading

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Are You Clueless, Hostile or Impressed?

A preacher from New York City says that in his long career of preaching he has found those not in the faith are one of the above three. He has specific ideas for how to approach nonbelievers and bring them into the … Continue reading

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An Ancient Story Telling Genre.

Today’s religious scholars refer to what is sometimes called the “Rank-Raglan hero type”, a ubiquitous “hero” narrative. I think the characteristics of this genre of story telling, so in vogue at the time the Bible was written, were compiled and published in the 1930′s.  … Continue reading

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Synod of Catholic Bishops: Homosexuality No Longer Referred to as a Sin or a Disorder.

When times change the church is often caught in a dilemma. The dilemma is that church law says people are to behave in a certain way, the way they did in the past. But when societal norms change and they do not behave … Continue reading

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Jesus Was a Religious Innovation.

We cannot discuss enough the social and political context of Christianity’s success. The circumstances of Jews before the emergence of Christianity made its birth their only option. Jews believed their god lived in the Temple. When the Romans conquered the Jews, one of their … Continue reading

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The Two Most Important Dates in Christianity.

I suspect many would say the two most important dates in the faith are those of the birth and death of Jesus. I think the two most important dates are 306 CE and 337 CE. These represent the period of the … Continue reading

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What is the Message From God in these Turbulent Times?

A preacher/writer provided the message from God, actually three messages. The messages are basically, God is sending us these turbulent times so people will turn to Jesus. He says these are the best of times for the faith. Any objective observation would lead one … Continue reading

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God, Life and Death.

The world’s most famous crop breeder was Norman Borlaug. This year would be his 100th birthday.  Borlaug developed several crops that are credited with saving large numbers of people from death by hunger. Borlaug found he could breed plants that … Continue reading

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Can the Church and Clergy Ever Gain Back Their Status of Gatekeepers?

Some think the current decline in church attendance and membership is just part of a regular cycle. It might not be.  It might be something entirely new. One of the periods that changed religion in profound ways was the printing press. … Continue reading

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