The Protestant Reformation

| October 31, 2012

October 31 is not only Halloween, it’s also Protestant Reformation Day – a pivotal point in Christian History. It started with Jesus and the Resurrection when he defeated death. Then Pentecost when God gave us the Holy Spirit. The Paul’s missionary journeys to spread the Gospel. Emperor Constantine converted from Paganism to Christianity declaring that […]

St. Patrick – An Early Church Missionary

| March 17, 2012

St. Patrick witnessed the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity. His grandfather, Potitus was a Christian priest and his father, Calpornius a deacon.

Would you be willing to die for your faith?

| March 4, 2012

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Christian Martyrs

In today’s world, there is still rampant persecutions of Christians. The most recent and currently “news-breaking” story is of Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who is in prison in Iran since 2009. He was accused of apostasy, the abandonment or renunciation of a religious belief. He renounced Islam and became a Christian. He is sentenced to death.

Not Too Much to Hope For—An End to Slavery in the World

| November 27, 2011

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

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction…“In heaven we’ll be all equal in God’s kingdom. Here in the Roman Imperium, there are still slaves and masters.” “If it were up to me, I would free all our slaves.” As she said that, Claudia looked up to see Anthony […]

Women of Faith Writing Contest Winner Releases

| July 25, 2011

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionPRESS RELEASE For immediate release Phoenix writer wins Women of Faith Writing Contest – Now Available on Amazon Phoenix, AZ – Christian writer Giselle Aguiar’s first novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, won second prize in the 2011 […]

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

| December 18, 2010

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

It’s not in the bible. Who started this tradition anyway?

The Symbol of the Christian Cross

| July 18, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian ChurchIn the 1951 movie Quo Vadis, in the scene in Lygia’s (played by Deborah Kerr) room, Marcus Vinicius (played by Robert Taylor) comments on the cross hanging on her wall – two rough sticks tied together. The movie takes […]

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.

Christians should get back to basics

| May 22, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

Today’s Christian and Catholic churches should get back to the basics like the early Christian Churches of the first century — just priase and worship.

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 […]