Scripture

The Origin of Christianity is Coming into Focus

Reading time: About 8-10 minutes. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you’ve noticed that most of them are focused on stimulating conversations about the origin of Christianity and its many customs. I try to avoid coming across as a professor of theology or history because that’s not what I am. I’m just an amateur […]

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 […]

The Birth and Evolution of Satan

Reading time: About 7 minutes. Our understanding of Satan Most of us know who Satan is. Some view him as an imaginary, mythological character, while others believe he is 100% real. He can be a cartoon figure to some, and evil incarnate to others. He could be a material or a supernatural being. Whatever he […]

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 […]

Why Do I Write About Christian History?

Why do I write about Christian history? Reading time: About 5-6 minutes. Like multitudes of Americans, I am deeply concerned about the increasing polarization of our society. I’m far from alone in seeing that one of the main causes for this is misinformation—lies, exaggerations, and reliance on the wrong authorities for information. I believe the lack […]

Exploring Christian History: The Book of Revelation

A real head-scratcher on many levels The book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, may be the most confusing book ever written. It’s a book full of bewildering and terrifying visions. Christians obsess over determining its hidden meanings because their eternal life may depend on getting it right.  Does it really give […]