Traditions Created as Advertising

These traditions were created in the hope that consumers would purchase… Do you have any other traditions like these? By Rebecca Zerzan Here’s how some beloved traditions came about, including diamond engagement rings and the ubiquitous green-bean casserole. 1. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER The origin of Rudolph has nothing to do with Jesus or Santa. [Read More...]

Religion in Science Courses? (RJS)

We are taking a look at the book Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities by Warren Nord.  Nord’s hypothesis is that a liberal education – as in liberal arts not liberal politics – needs to take religion seriously because religion forms an important element of human existence. Before considering [Read More...]

Not “Christ” but “Messiah”: NT Wright on Translating Christos

“The purpose for which the covenant God had called Israel had been accomplished, Paul believed, through Jesus. The entire ‘theology of election’ we have examined in the preceding pages is not set aside. It is brought into fresh focus, rethought, reimagined and reworked around Jesus himself, and particularly around his death, resurrection and enthronement. Christology, [Read More...]


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