Tag Archive | Jesus

Was Jesus a Socialist or a Capitalist? – Jesus Christ – Fox Nation

Was Jesus a Socialist or a Capitalist? – Jesus Christ – Fox Nation. This is a thought provoking article if for no other reason it disses the notion that one can interpret Scripture anyway one wants to in order to get it to say what certain politicians want it to say.    

The Little Drummer Boy Song

Every time I hear the song The Little Drummer Boy I cannot help to think of my mom. It was her favorite. From Ask.com: Title of the Song: “Little Drummer Boy” was originally titled “Carol of the Drums” because of the repeating line “pa rum pum pum pum” which imitates the sound of a drum. […]

Augustus Caesar and Jesus

The month of August is named for Augustus Caesar. As an adjective, august means that which inspires reverence or admiration or meaning of supreme dignity or grandeur, majestic, venerable or eminent. “Augustus” is a title, from the Latin, Imperator Caesar Divi F. Augustus (September 23, 63 BC – August 19, 14 AD.) Augustus’ real name […]

Not the Way it Should be, Thoughts on Hurricane Sandy

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and […]

Would Jesus Tax the Rich?

I always find it interesting when politicians of either stripe use the Bible for their own purposes. The application of the passage they are quoting or referencing is almost always wrong or a  far-fetched application bearing little relationship to what is actually being said. President Obama is a liberal progressive to use their own terms. […]

Christmas, History, Belief

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the […]

Jesus and the Rich Guys_Part 1

Did Jesus favor the down and out? Did Jesus give preferential treatment to the poor? Would Jesus approve of government sponsored wealth redistribution? Did Jesus think the rich should pay their fair share? What does Scripture say about these things? This is a link to another “what would Jesus do” article. This time it has to […]

Monty Python, Islam, Christianity

Although it’s been 37 years there are parts of Monty Python’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail I can still quote. “Message for you sir” as the messenger tells King Arthur as an arrow strikes the messenger’s chest with the message attached. “I’ll be all right, really” as the knight who is trapped in a castle filled […]

Ghost Romans in Britain

Sometimes you just have to post fun stuff! Because of my interest in Roman military history I’ll just run a Google search for various terms and then wade deep into the search to see what turns up. This link kind of cracked me up. It’s from a British Ghost website-a website that documents British ghost […]

Something Here More Important Than a Sword

Israelis link ancient sword to fall of Herod’s temple —JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Roman sword from the time of the destruction of the second Jewish temple in 70 AD, ——officials said on Monday as Jews prepared to mourn the anniversary. —The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the 60-centimetre (23.6-inch) long weapon and […]