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
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
The Independent Online has ‘debunked’ the biblical myth of King Solomon’s Mines, in an article apparently designed to demonstrate its own total ignorance of the contents of the Bible. On Friday at 1 o’clock in the morning the Independent Online re-posted on Facebook (why?) an article from 19 July 2017 claiming that King Solomon’s legendary
In the first of a series of reflections on the sermons of Gregory of Nyssa, a fourth century theologian and one of the so-called ‘Three Cappadocians,’ we consider whether being “too busy to pray” is a purely modern phenomenon. Gregory of Nyssa Gregory (c. 335 — c. 394 A.D.), bishop of Nyssa in Cappadocia, was
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,
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
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
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