Christian History

Honesty and Dishonesty In Christianity

The choice influential people must make In any organization, leaders and other influential people must make a very important decision. That is to decide how honest they are going to be with their group. Will they tell the truth as they believe it to be? Will they admit they don’t know everything, research the subject, […]

The Bible’s Mystical Numbers

The Bible’s Mystical Numbers. Reading time: 6-7 minutes. I’ve always been intrigued by the numbers the Bible writers used repeatedly. To me, the Bible’s mystical numbers seemed to be code words with hidden meanings. Where they only significant in Jewish-Christian tradition or did those numbers have similar meanings in other cultures? This post is my […]

Christians in the Headlights

Christians in the Headlights. Reading Time: 8-10 minutes. Introduction As I begin, I need to explain something. I do not believe all evangelicals think or act alike. I try my best to steer away from stereotyping people before I even meet them. Like with every human population, evangelicals cover a wide spectrum. Many have been […]

Heresies in Early Christianity

Heresies in Early Christianity: Reading time about 6-7 minutes. Early Christianity outside Europe This is the third of a four-part series of posts about the origin of the Christian Church, or more accurately, churches. So far, I’ve written about the transformation of Saul, the persecutor of Jesus’s followers, to Paul, the dedicated Christian apostle. I […]

Who is the “Real Christian”?

Who is the “Real Christian”?  Reading Time: Approximately 7 minutes.   This is the second installment of my four part series concerning “Real Christians,” following up on The Mysterious Paul of Tarsus. In the conclusion of my book, In Search of Christian Origins: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I stated […]

Circumcision and the Holy Foreskin

Circumcision and the Holy Foreskin: Reading time approximately 4 minutes. What’s the importance of circumcision? Circumcision was a very contentious issue from the very beginning of the Christian religion. It was an important Jewish tradition and the early followers of Jesus—who were all Jews—wanted to require it for non-Jewish, or gentile, converts as well. Circumcision […]

The Horses of Saint Mark

The Horses of Saint Mark: Reading time approximately 2 minutes                 Introducing the horses This is the story of the well-traveled horses of Saint Mark. The name refers to Saint Mark’s Basilica, or the Basilica di San Marco, in Venice. Someone created these four magnificent bronze statues were probably no […]

Origin of the Gregorian Calendar

Reading Time: About 4 minutes Most of us aren’t aware of the fascinating history of something we use every day—the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory XIII introduced it in 1582 to modify the inaccurate Julian calendar that was devised in 46 BC. Julius Caesar had introduced the Julian calendar to replace Rome’s ten-month calendar from 750 […]

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