Month: March 2018

etimasthe Easter break

etimasthe will be taking a break for about the next two-and-a-half weeks. We will next be publishing around the middle of April. We will still be responding to comments, either on Facebook or left directly on our site. We would like to wish all our readers a very blessed Easter. He is risen indeed! 28

Is the Mary Magdalene film any good?

This year’s mainstream Easter movie on our cinema screens is Mary Magdalene, released on 16th March and starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. But is it any good — and is it true to the Gospel accounts? The film begins with Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene, as she leaves her family in the town of

How do we know the Gospels are by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

All four of the Gospels in the New Testament are anonymous, but Christian tradition has always associated them with the names of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But where does that tradition come from? In this post we evaluate three of the earliest witnesses to the tradition that the Gospels were written by Matthew, Mark,

The glorious abundance that is to come

Christians believe that when Christ reappears, he will bring with him a glorious future for those who have trusted in him. What that future will look like, we only dimly comprehend in this life. But a passage from the early Christian bishop Papias of Hierapolis may give us a glimpse into what that glorious future

Was Judas Iscariot the width of a street?

The two New Testament accounts of the death of Judas Iscariot are well known. One (Matthew’s) says that he went and hanged himself; the other (Luke’s) says that having purchased a field with the ‘blood money’ he got for betraying Jesus, he fell headlong and his bowels gushed out. There is, however, another curious early