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 […]

Exploring Christian History: The Bones of Saint Nicholas

Today, people remember Saint Nicholas as a generous man who lived long ago in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). His superiors chose him as the bishop of Myra because of his admirable reputation. His gift-giving, miracle-working, and great wisdom combined to make people respect him as a saint even during his lifetime. He died in AD 343, […]