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Acts of the Apostles

Bible Expert's Surprising Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.

On Why People Give Money to Their Church

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 08.20.2016 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

The New Testament praises those who give generously to the needy and to support the people who provide leadership to Christian communities. Almost just as often, it tells those leaders not to be financial burdens to others or to create circumstances in which they appear to be unduly profiting from their preaching.

Are Fundamentalists Our Modern Scribes? Divine Revelation as Book or People

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.09.2016 | Religion
Robert Orlando

There are no divine projects without human ones, and while we can point to tradition or even sacred holy writ, Jesus seems to be warning to beware if you begin to think that in a holy book alone you have life, without also listening to the human cries behind that holy book.

Apostle Paul: Bribes, Bids, and Betrayals in the Bible?

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Although "bid" is not as sharp "bribe" it was also not as accurate. Truth be told, at the heart of the life of the Apostle Paul there was not only a bribe, albeit a "polite" one, but actually an apostolic betrayal!

How to Be a Pentecost Church: Five Pointers for Congregations

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When the young families arrive with their kids, let them teach you about what will keep their kids engaged.

A Polite Bribe: An Apostle's Bid to Save a World Religion

Robert Orlando | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Paul, a contemporary of Jesus, wrote letters prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 66-70. His correspondence remains our only porthole into the first-century conflicts of a Jewish movement and how it branched out into a Greek-speaking world before Israel was trampled under Roman occupation.

Rep. Allen West: "Eleven of Jesus's Apostles Were Communists"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy
Robert S. McElvaine

Freshman Republican congressman Allen West of Florida issued a new bombshell on Sunday, announcing that he has found what he said is "incontrovertible evidence" that eleven of the twelve apostles of Jesus were card-carrying members of the Communist Party.