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Cool quotes from Socrates, Plato, & Aristotle

Posted: July 10, 2018

The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make him think. I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a… Read More

Is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?

Posted: January 22, 2018

Bethlehem (CNN) A church service begins in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto –… Read More

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Posted: January 22, 2018

One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel. Read all about it here.

Some Early Christian Symbols (from Orthodox website)

Posted: October 24, 2017

In the ancient world, written symbols were viewed with a sense of mystical fascination. Pagans and Christians alike had a coded language of symbolism to express the mystical and mysterious… Read More

Q&A 1505 – What was the Inquisition? (Torture, witches, Galileo… and lessons for today)

Posted: October 17, 2017

What exactly was the Inquisition? (If you prefer to listen to my reply, click on the arrow for the podcast, The Inquisition (20 min). If you want to save and… Read More

An online trove of Biblical manuscripts

Posted: September 26, 2017

An extraordinary collection of 68 New Testament and other Biblical manuscripts dating from the fourth to the twentieth centuries has been digitized and made available for study online. Continue reading… Read More

Postmodernism, by Jordan Peterson (3 links)

Posted: September 6, 2017

Jordan Peterson is a historical philosopher who speaks broadly on, among other things, postmodernism. He outlines how this philosophy has affected political policy and thinking in the Western world. Here are 3… Read More

Gibbon on Rome

Posted: August 27, 2017

According to Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), author of The Fall and Decline of the Roman Empire, five signs characterized Rome as she was deteriorating from within: Mounting love of show and… Read More

Q&A 1497 – What were the Crusades, and why does it matter?

Posted: July 19, 2017

Our church is initiating a “Crusade” to take our city for Christ. This makes we wonder, what about the Crusades in the Middle Ages. What were they? As a Christian… Read More

Sister of the Earliest Compete Old Testament Found

Posted: July 6, 2017

Press Release: SISTER OF THE EARLIEST COMPLETE OLD TESTAMENT FOUND Tyndale House, Cambridge, announces a new discovery made by young researcher Dr. Kim Phillips published in its latest Tyndale Bulletin… Read More

Another Old Torah Found

Posted: March 8, 2017

Used by permission of John Clayton, Q1, 2017 Does God Exist In 1970 an ancient copy of the Torah was found in the Jewish village known as En-Gedi. It has recently… Read More

The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Posted: September 10, 2015

My next door neighbor, enjoying the recent articles on evolution in which I reference the slowness of the academic world to accept heliocentricity (earth orbiting sun), sent these links. The… Read More

Universities & their mottos

Posted: July 8, 2015

Universities & their Mottos is a podcast (25 minutes) examining how university education has changed in the last 1000 years, from training for Christian ministry to secular study, from broad… Read More

The Fall of Rome — And Why We Should Take Notice

Posted: November 26, 2014

Why did Rome (753 BC – AD 476) fall?  Was it due to external circumstances (barbarian invasion, famine, plague, etc), or to internal ones? We in the West ought to… Read More

Yahweh & the Ancient Gods

Posted: November 26, 2014

Originally titled Our God is an Awesome God: A Close Look at the gods of the Ancient World, and Why Yahweh is Best, this podcast examines the rivals of the one true… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 5 – Gospels False and True

Posted: January 7, 2014

To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 4 – The New Testament Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha

Posted: December 14, 2013

To download this audio & listen to it later, click below and “save target as” or “save link as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 3 – The formation of the New Testament

Posted: November 26, 2013

To download this audio & listen to it later, right click below and “save target as” or “save link as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 2 – The Old Testament Apocrypha

Posted: November 26, 2013

This is the second lesson in the series. To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 1 – The formation of the Old Testament

Posted: November 26, 2013

To download the podcast and play it later, right click on the “download podcast” link below and select “save link as” or “save target as”. Download Podcast For PDF notes… Read More

Gladiator Graveyard Discovered

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6614479.stm

Household Codes (by Jason Goble)

Posted: June 8, 2013

READING THE HOUSEHOLD CODE IN COLOSSIANS FROM AN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE BY JASON GOBLE APRIL, 2013 Introduction The ancient church outside the synagogue began its existence in Greco-Roman households making the… Read More

Receiving Christ

Posted: April 16, 2013

Here is a study of the popular evangelical doctrine of Receiving Christ (22 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Priests and Levites (Steve Jacoby)

Posted: June 16, 2012

To listen to Priests and Levites (22 minutes), by Steve Jacoby, click on the play button: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

The Herods (Steve Jacoby)

Posted: June 16, 2012

To listen to The Herods (24 minutes) by Steve Jacoby, click on the play button: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Egyptian plagues and gods, by Sten Johannesson

Posted: July 28, 2011

Egyptian plagues and gods Why did God choose these 10 plagues for Egypt? Find out by clicking HERE. To see more presentations on Christian Evidences by Sten Johannesson, please click here.

HANUKKAH

Posted: December 18, 2008

The popular Jewish celebration falls close to the Christmas of the traditional church observance. It dates to the days of the Maccabean revolt (2nd century BC). For the origins of… Read More

Paul’s grave claimed found by the Vatican

Posted: December 19, 2006

The tomb of Paul was discovered just outside the old city walls of Rome, in the area of the Church of St Paul Outside the Walls. Excavation of the grave… Read More

Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Church Site

Posted: November 10, 2005

Check out this story if you haven’t seen it already. Link

King David’s Palace Found, Archaeologist Says

Posted: August 6, 2005

Jerusalem Journal King David’s Palace Is Found, Archaeologist Says By STEVEN ERLANGER Published: August 5, 2005 JERUSALEM, Aug. 4 – An Israeli archaeologist says she has uncovered in East Jerusalem… Read More

Catacombs

Posted: July 22, 2005

The Roman catacombs are intricate labyrinths of burial chambers that were built roughly between the third and fifth century A.D. They are considered among the most important relics of early… Read More

1st Century Messianic Movements, by Glenn Giles

Posted: March 29, 2005

The purpose of this paper is to determine bona fide messianic movements of the first century. Many have written articles using the term “messianic” or “messianic movement,” but few seem… Read More

Destruction of Jerusalem

Posted: December 17, 2003

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Lives of Women in the First Century AD, by Emily Greig

Posted: August 13, 2003

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The Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: July 17, 2003

Introduction C.S. Lewis used the term ‘a great cataract of nonsense’ to describe how people use a modern idea to construe Bible theology. One such example, perhaps the best example,… Read More