"Maybe it’s not too great a leap of faith to consider that the Creator of the world would be able to revive it (transform it / save it) when we allow the Spirit of Life to transform us first."
"Even if the stories about the crucifixion were contradictory or embellished, the fact is that there was something important about the meaning of Jesus, told in so many ways..."
In this interview, Mark M. Mattison explains that the dozens of Gospels written in antiquity shed light not just on the meaning of Jesus, but also on the communities that produced them.
We can't look to antiquity to find the model for classless (raceless) society, but some ancient writers do help us consider whether our divisions are based on theologically sound viewpoints.
Dr. Hal Taussig walks with us, step by step to a realization that lesser known biblical texts are vitally important, beautiful, vibrant, and valid today for both scholars and the public.
Dr. Deborah Saxon, teacher of religion at Butler University in Indianapolis, explains in this interview why the practice of self-control was so important to early Jesus followers.
These ancient books and gospels, written by people who wanted to understand and follow Jesus after he was gone, fill in many of the gaps from what we find in the New Testament writings and church teachings.