OUR UNRAVELING PURITY

I am finishing up reading a book about the Puritans, which focuses on their sense of persecution in England and coming to what will become Massachusetts in the 1620s to establish a sense of freedom here to develop a Bible-based society. The Puritans thought of themselves as “the new Israelites,” and saw “the New World” […]

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WHY THE JEWS HAD TO KILL JESUS

First, about the title. Some will either feel offended or correct me for being historically wrong, since we all know that Jesus was crucified by the Romans. Although I am a Christian, this essay will eventually come around to a Jewish psychological perspective to try to explain the necessity of their removing Him as a […]

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JOHN THE BAPTIST

What is the place of John the Baptist in the trajectory between the Old and New Testaments? What does his work say about God’s frustration with us after His long attempts, through both stories and prophecies, to persuade us to follow Him in the OT essentially fail? The OT tries but fails to go deep […]

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THOUGHTS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY

Question: “Have you ever experienced divine intervention”? 40% (free will) —— 40% (Bible) —– 20% (Shroud of Turin / near-death events) psychology portion: we are the “living hosts” of God & Jesus on earth, His faith is placed in us to do His work in the world —- by giving us free will, we can […]

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