THE EXORCISM OF MICHAEL CHARLES

“They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.  The people were amazed at His teaching, because He taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.  Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit…

MY APOLOGIES

“My apologies” in modern vernacular is taken to mean, “I’m sorry.”  It implies a request for forgiveness.  In classical times, an apologia was a verbal defense, a well-reasoned reply that presented evidence that was supplied by compelling proof.  Socrates made such an apologia at his trial before the Athenians where he demonstrated the essential rationality…

BEFORE TIME BEGAN

In the beginning was the Word.  The Word was before the beginning.  The beginning of what?  Simply put – the beginning of time.  When did time begin?  Has there always been time?  What is the measurement of time in deep space?  Is it still measured by the rotations of the earth as it revolves around…

THE CONVERSION OF THE PROPHET NEBUCHADNEZZAR

Editorial Note:  Due to the summarization of contents in this short article, it will be incumbent on the reader to refer to the biblical citations in order to have a fuller understanding of the details of the story.  Additionally, it may assist the reader to be familiar with the Deuteronomy 32 worldview (Heiser). In the first…

MYSTERIO CHRISTI

Latin, I think, for the “Mystery of Christ”.  For the English speaker, doesn’t it just sound more mysterious in Latin?  My understanding is that even St. Augustine did not speak Hebrew, yet he commented on the scriptures in his writings written in Latin.  In fact, he seemed to pull all kinds of scriptures together to…