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-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi would allow an itinerate teacher like Jesus to come in an take over […]

-Scholars Now Believe the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is a Modern Fake

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Most scholars now believe that the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is a modern fake. This is not a new story but you probably haven’t heard about this on the 10 o’clock news which originally hailed the story of its magnificent discovery. In fact, most folks on the street probably haven’t heard about the scholarly […]

-Does God Have a Gender?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Recently a number of priests in the Church of England publically called for changes in the church’s liturgies to include references to God as a female and mother alongside the traditional male designations. From Christian Today: Proclaiming "Jesa Christa, crucified" is among the liturgical changes that could help lessen abuse of power in the Church, […]

-Was Jesus a Real Person? Historical Evidence Beyond the Bible

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

          (Tacitus via Wikipedia) I recently read one of the best summaries ever of all of the historical evidence for the real existence of the man called Jesus of Nazareth in a recent edition of the Biblical Archaeology Review (Jan/Feb 2015): “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” by Dr. Lawrence Mykytiuk of […]

-So The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ May be ‘Authentic’ But The Story Really Isn’t

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

In 2012 the main stream media went crazy over a ancient papyrus fragment that indicated that Jesus had a wife. Now experts are saying that the document appears to be authentic. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Karen King, a Harvard Divinity School professor, sparked debate and intrigue in 2012 when she unveiled what was […]