What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

      This year, 2018, Lent begins on February 14, and covers the 40 days before Easter, commemorating the 40 days and 40 nights that Jesus Christ spent fasting and enduring temptation from Satan in the desert. During Lent, Christians commit to fasting and abstaining from certain foods, habits or other vices. This often involves... Continue Reading →

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The Conflicting Genealogies of Jesus

With the Christmas season fast approaching, many are re-reading the Gospels and the genealogies of Jesus as presented by Matthew and Luke have always been puzzling. Take another look, and then we will examine the theories. You will see they all present a valid argument, but at the end of the day it's okay for... Continue Reading →

Jesus vs Horus

Someone who is not a Christian brought to my attention (as a way to upset me) Bill Maher's film Religulous. This is a rehashing of a story we have all heard before, that the story of Jesus is a fake, based on Egyptian god Horus. Having heard those claims before (and written a paper on... Continue Reading →

Crown of Thorns

I was fortunate to see the The Crown of Thorns, a relic at Notre Dame Catherdral in Paris a few years ago. It has a colourful history. St. Paulinus of Nola, writing after 409 AD, referred to “the thorns with which Our Saviour was crowned” as relics held in honour. Cassiodorus (c. 570), when commenting... Continue Reading →

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