Bernie Sander’s Religion: “That child who is hungry is my child”

When you hurt, when your children hurt, I hurt, I hurt … That child who is hungry, is my child … that is my religion. - Bernie Sanders, CNN Town Hall 2-23-16

A rather small and unnoticed portion of the Democratic debate, on February 22nd, should make us all ask ourselves; what does is mean to be Christian? Before going any further, here is the video clips form the debate. Without saying too much about the technicalities of our Christian faith, I would like to point out … Read more

What Is The Apocalypse Of James?

Martyrdom Of Saint James

The “Gospel of James,” can confuse a lot of people, not realizing that there is a different between the Gospel of James and the Apocalypse of James. This mistake is quite understandable but there are large differences between the two texts. The Apocalypse of James is a letter full of secrets that Jesus communicated to James; at … Read more

Was Jesus Born In A Stable, Cave, Or Home?

Lebrun Adoration Of The Shepherds

Like many of our Christian traditions, the nativity story is filled with both scripture and cultural assumptions. So, as we begin let us re-read the scripture to refresh our memories with the nativity scene. The version below is a fairly standard one, keeping the old wording of Jesus being born in a manger because there … Read more

The Results Are In: No One Likes The Gospel of Mark

four gospels

Maybe Mark used the word “immediately” in the gospel too many times. Maybe he made the disciples look too ignorant. Perhaps, it’s just the plans of Satan to keep the oldest gospel account from being read. Either way, Mark can’t get no love. Out of the 280 participants in the 24 hour poll, only about … Read more

Was Mary A perpetual Virgin?

Perpetual Virgin Mary

When I typed in the title of my post into Google to see what answers would come up, I was surprised to find that reputable, academic affiliated, Catholic sites were still espousing the idea that Mary was a perpetual virgin. It should be no surprise that traditional Catholic sites still push this theology. Below we … Read more