Category Archives: Religion

The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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Lost Sects of Christianity

Christianity today has thousands of different denominations today, all with minor and some major differences, but today’s variations of Christianity pale in comparison to the differences in beliefs of earlier Christians! From whether or not Jesus was actually divine, to … Continue reading

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Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster

Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster is a history book written in more of a story form and introduced the concept of “horizontal history”. The book itself covers the various time periods in Augustus Caesar’s life not just detailing his … Continue reading

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Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine

Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine is a movie about St. Augustine and his spiritual journey to becoming a Christian. The movie is Catholic and has a heavily Catholic tone predictably. Usually, I would not have chosen to watch a film … Continue reading

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The Witch: Movie Review

The Witch is a new movie that came out in 2015. The premise is a Puritan family from roughly the 1630’s is banished from the colony due to the father’s intense religious beliefs that disagree with the established church. The … Continue reading

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Studying Human Remains and The Controversy: An Argument For Continued Research

Archaeological discoveries captivate our imaginations as we wonder about the people and how they lived long ago. As we find all sorts of different objects, we can imagine the story behind them, how people used them and if the find … Continue reading

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The Cultural Context of Genesis Part II

As in the previous post, “The Cultural Context of Genesis”, John Walton makes the excellent point that one cannot disregard the original culture a text as written in. This goes beyond just religious texts, but can also apply to any … Continue reading

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