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-Christian ‘Forgiving ISIS’ Videos Go Viral in Arab World

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” Matthew 5:44 We recently posted the video above of Christian child, 10 year old Myriam, forgiving ISIS even though her family had lost everything because of the terrorist group.  She said: “I will only ask God to forgive them. Now […]

-An Arab Pastor’s Perspective: "Need to Learn the Bible"

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

(Image: Christian Post) We  often read the comments of radical Muslims in the Middle East and we hear the defiance of the Israeli’s but seldom have the opportunity to receive the testimony of a Palestinian Christian pastor in the midst of it all in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Steven Khoury, a Jerusalem-born pastor, could be bitter […]

-Pope Exonerates Jews in New Book on Jesus

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

( Image by Striking Photography by Bo Insogna via Flickr) Excerpts of Pope Benedict’s new book -"Jesus of Nazareth"were released on Wednesday and in the new work Benedict made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ citing numerous biblical and theological reasons for his stand. For centuries Christians and […]

-South African Pastor: “Jesus Was HIV Positive”

Friday, November 5th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) A South African pastor stunned his congregation and provoked outrage and controversy when he recently began his sermon with the statement that: “Jesus Christ was HIV-positive” The news of his claim quickly spread around the country and enraged many Christians since he seemed to be dragging Jesus down. Other pastors like Mike […]

-Easter: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Here’s a great article by William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He looks at the facts concerning the resurrection of Jesus—a timely pursuit for the Easter season: “To answer the question of Jesus’ resurrection from a historical standpoint, we must first determine what facts concerning the […]

-It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming…

Friday, April 10th, 2009

My Favorite message of all time for Good Friday is by Dr. Tony Campolo. Here is a link to the famous tape and where it can be downloaded. The whole tape is great but the best part is at the end when Tony Campolo recalls one Sunday when he had a little preaching competition with […]

Mark 15: 16-21 The Mocking of Jesus by The Roman Soldiers

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Vs.16-20 The Roman soldiers came and led Jesus away to the Army headquarters in the Palace. Notice it says that the whole battalion was called in. Obviously they were concerned about any possible backlash from the followers of Jesus. Several soldiers were probably guarding Jesus when he was being judged by Pilate. They heard the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 5: The Context and The Main Characters

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Looking at:  Chapter 7:  The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism (Context) and  Chapter 8:  Jesus, Judas, and the Twelve in the Gospel of Judas (The Main […]

Mark 15:1-15 Jesus On Trial: Before Pilate

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

     Vs. 1-5 The Sanhedrin had made it’s decision. Now they send Jesus to Pilate hoping that he will agree to carry out their sentence. However, Pilate is not about to rubber stamp their condemnation. He proceeds to judge for himself. The Jewish leaders say that this Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah- an […]

Mark 14:54, 66-72 Peter’s Denial of Jesus

Monday, February 5th, 2007

     Vs. 54  All of the disciples of Jesus scattered at his arrest except Peter.  Verse 54 records that Peter followed the procession at a distance and even ventured into the courtyard of the high priest.  From that position, he was somewhat privy to the discussion of the Sanhedrin.  Usually the council held their meetings near the […]