Decoding Resurrection Symbols During Easter

The most prominent symbol of Easter is the cross. The Roma cross was a torture device. It was one of the most gruesome and painful means of executing criminals. The cross represents Christ's willing sacrifice and his triumph over sin and death (See Matthew 27:32-56; Mark 15:21-41; Luke 23:26-49; John 18:39-19:37). The empty tomb and … Continue reading Decoding Resurrection Symbols During Easter

History of Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. Although many of the traditions associated with Christmas and even the day on which is celebrated have pagan origins. Most likely Christ was not born on December 25th. The weather conditions at that time of the year would have made it unlikely Mary & Joseph would … Continue reading History of Christmas

Gifts

Friday marked be official opening of the biggest retail season of the year. Stores opened in the wee hours of the morning. Shoppers lined up even earlier to in hopes of getting a great deal on that perfect gift. There are some that get so caught in buying stuff that they even resort to violence.  … Continue reading Gifts

The Little Things

A friend sent me a link to this clip by Louie Giglio. It is amazing. God uses even the smallest things to show us the Supremacy of Christ. 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible … Continue reading The Little Things

Jesus From a Muslim Perspective

Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh's film "The Messiah"  is generating quite a bit of interfaith dialogue. His film depicts the life of Christ according to the Koran and the Gospel of Barnabas not the Bible.  It is being compared to Mel Gibson's "Passion of Christ".  There are several key difference between the Christ of the Bible … Continue reading Jesus From a Muslim Perspective