The Jewish Jesus – More Prophecies

| December 13, 2011

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

And the prophecies continue:
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.” ~Jeremiah 23:5

More of the Jewish Jesus – Isaiah

| December 12, 2011

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

The Prophet Isaiah may be the best known of the Messianic Prophets. The book of Isaiah was written 700 years before the birth of Christ.

The Jewish Jesus: Prophecies Fulfilled

| December 11, 2011

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Jewish Jesus

My series, The Christian Centuries, starts in the first century after Jesus was born. I plan to follow Christian church history through the centuries. But Christianity didn’t begin in the year 1. Christianity is deeply rooted in the rich history of Judaism.

What is religion?

| October 31, 2011

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchWhat is religion? It is a set of beliefs that explain what life is all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing. ~The Reason for God, Timothy Keller Man […]

Catholicism vs. Christianity

| October 30, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchChristianity came first. In the 300s Emperor Constantine called together Bishops of all the Christian Churches in the Roman Empire and they established the Nicene Creed — known today as the Apostles Creed. Later on the Pope came to […]

I can relate to Luke

| September 20, 2011

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionThis evening we had the first meeting of our bible study small group at my house. There were just 5 of us, but we enjoyed getting to know each other and growing closer in Christ. In a new way (for us) to […]

Did the ancient Romans have conscience?

| May 25, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

In researching the ancient Romans and how early Christian evangelists tried to reach them, the main concept they had to work with was that there was only One God. The ancient Romans could not understand “atonement of sins.” This leads me to the conclusion that they didn’t have a conscience. Or they just didn’t listen to it.

Why I chose the setting of my novel

| May 19, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionI’m a naturally curious person. I read something and start asking questions. My stories stem from the possible answers to those questions. In the book of Acts, after the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck he arrives in Italy: After three months we put out […]