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Last supper, Lord’s supper and Passover relationship

This column is intended to shed light on the confusion that exists between the Last Supper and the Lord’s Supper and how the Jewish Passover relates to both. The Last…

Shouts shifted from “Hosannas” to “Crucify Him”

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Sunday before Friday crucifixion) is recorded in all four gospels. Jesus rode into the Holy City on a borrowed donkey–a…

Did Jesus ride in on one or two?

Three gospel writers (Mark, Luke, and John) have Jesus riding a single donkey into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday while Matthew mentions two. Mark’s account states that Jesus sent two of…

Proof of the Resurrection

When the women arrived at the tomb that first Easter morning, Jesus’ body was missing. Mary Magdalene was heard to say: “They have taken away my Lord’s body, and I…

Who took Jesus’ body

According to Matthew’s gospel, the day after Jesus’ crucifixion, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while Jesus was still alive that…

The Jesus controversy

During the time John was written, there existed a radical belief called Gnosticism. Its adherents believed that matter was essentially evil. On that basis, the Gnostics argued that a holy…

The God Factor

Academy award winner Morgan Freeman hosted a televised science program on the Discovery Channel that explored mysteries of the Cosmos. In an interview with Jon Stewart, Freeman was asked how…

Esau’s deception by Jacob and Rebekak:Was it justified?

Jacob and Esau were twin boys born to Isaac and Rebekah. Esau was born first, Jacob second. When their father, Isaac, was old with failing eyesight, he asked Esau, his…

Billy Powell- Chasing the fickle windmills of fame

Some people spend their lives pursuing fame and fortune. Between the two ambitions, the quest for fame usually trumps fortune. I refer to a congressional candidate who will ante up…