Posts from December 2022

Where Does Hope Come From?

When I was a child I used to imagine that everyone else was an alien and I was the only one on earth who was from earth. I’ve always had a vivid imagination. We didn’t have cell phones or video games. We had TV but it was only turned on in the evening after supper to watch a show together with family. Life was simpler then and it would be nice to go back to those ways, but the fact…

Why Jesus?: Did Jesus Condone Lawbreaking?

How could Jesus defend his apostles plucking heads of grain on the Sabbath? According to the Pharisees, the disciples acted unlawfully, yet Jesus said they were guiltless. Was Jesus justifying lawbreaking, or were the Pharisees’ criticisms unjustified?

Why Jesus?: Was Jesus a Thief?

Some modern critics of Christ contend that Jesus commanded His disciples to steal a donkey and her colt before entering Jerusalem during the final week of His life. Can a legitimate case against the Christ be made, or is this just another trumped-up charge?