The Atheists’ Faith, Part 1 (of 4)

“I believe in facts, science, and reason.” I used to hear that a lot growing up, especially in college, whenever I would talk about religion. As if people who believed in religion couldn't also be logical. Sidebar: My undergrad degree was in philosophy, and analytical logic was one of my concentrations. But still, it seems … Continue reading The Atheists’ Faith, Part 1 (of 4)

My Own Reconciliation with Barabbas

For most of my life, I resented Barabbas. Sidebar: Pretty much every Christian knows the story around Jesus’s crucifixion. In a sham trial, Jesus was “convicted” of blasphemy. According to custom, the local Roman ruler could have let him go. Instead, the ruler feared a(nother) rebellion as the Jewish leaders provoked a crowd to demand … Continue reading My Own Reconciliation with Barabbas

Who Baptized John the Baptist?

Okay, pop quiz: Was John’s baptism of human origin, or divine origin? Take a minute and lock in your answer. A little backstory… Jesus’s mother (Mary) had a cousin named Elizabeth. She and her husband Zechariah were both “righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.” (Luke 1:6)  Good … Continue reading Who Baptized John the Baptist?