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Three Of The Biggest Misunderstandings About Jesus

Albert Schweitzer famously said that when looking for the “real” Jesus, it can be like looking down a well:

Our search can be so polluted with personal motives that instead of finding Jesus, we find our own reflection staring back at us. 1,563 more words

The Nazareth Home of Jesus?

In the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, archaeologist Ken Dark (University of Reading, his personal page here) recounts for a general readership his recent work in/around Nazareth, proposing identification of first-century house structures, and other features of first-century Nazareth: Ken Dark, “Has Jesus’ Nazareth House Been Found?” Biblical Archaeology Review 41, no. 204 more words

Did historical Jesus really exist? The evidence just doesn’t add up.


Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists. 854 more words


The end of the tale: Epilogue



Many of his teachings were passed on by his followers to those who did not know him. As the stories went from person to person, they underwent many changes, as verbal traditions do. 1,523 more words


On Kautsky's Scepticism

I’m slowly working my way through Karl Kautsky’s classic work of Marxist exegesis “Foundations of Christianity” written in the early years of the twentieth century. Kautsky was, of course, a pre-eminent Marxist theorist and revolutionary held in reasonably high esteem for at least most of his life (although later off-siding himself with Lenin and other Russian and German Marxists). 320 more words

Bible & Class

Part 3 and the conclusion of The Q Fragments

Part Three

Taos, New Mexico

Present Day

Chapter 1

Edith Donaldson’s New Mexico house was located in the foothills southeast of Taos at seventy-six hundred feet. 3,223 more words