A great read for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the origins of Christianity and the rise of the Jesus movement from obscure backwater cult to worldwide prominence.
One of my favorite book series is the Time Quintet by Madeline L'Engle. Within that series, there is a book called A Swiftly Tilting Planet. L'Engle puts her own spin on Saint Patrick's Breastplate in the story; the characters use it as a sort of prayer/spell hybrid to defeat the "powers of darkness." Here's her version of the... Continue Reading →
For our fellow book worms, Rogue Millennials read a LOT and would love to share some of our favorites! Here's our first faith book in review.
Doubt is normal – but more than that, doubt is healthy. Because there are answers out there. And doubt motivates us to find them.
Our final gospel to discuss is John's. Was it written by John? Could John even write? Where all those parts about Jesus being God added later? We're glad you asked. Let's start by looking inside the Bible for clues. Internal Evidence that John wrote, oversaw or authorized the Gospel with his name: No anonymous manuscripts... Continue Reading →
A follow up on our discussion about the likelihood of Matthew being the original author of the Gospel bearing his name - or at least being intimately involved with the work that brought that book together ( The Case for Matthew ). Let's look at the shortest Gospel, Mark - and the longest Gospel, Luke. The... Continue Reading →