Three Bible passages that may blow your mind (in a good way).

A version of this post originally appeared about three years ago at Elephant Journal and attracted over 20,000 views. I’ve rewritten the story for “Wake Up Call”. Though I was raised in a strict Catholic family, one book I deliberately avoided for most of my life was the Bible. While I have long been interested [Read More...]

10 true things Jesus said that you won’t find in the Bible.

What if I told you some of the most amazing and compelling things Jesus said during his lifetime can’t be found in the Bible? That’s because they’re part of the Gnostic Gospels, a loose collection of almost 60 early Christian texts that have been referred to as  “the secret sayings of the savior”. Many of [Read More...]

Welcome to Wake Up Call. An eye-opening take on spirituality.

For starters, let me introduce myself. I’m Tom Rapsas, and I’m thrilled to be starting a new blog column on Patheos. I’ve been blogging on spirituality issues for the last few years at both Elephant Journal and my own site The Inner Way. During that time, I’ve written about 60 posts (which are now available on [Read More...]

Jesus, Mary Magdalene and sexuality.

The companion of the Son is Miriam of Magdala. The teacher loved her more than all the disciples; He often kissed her on the mouth…~Gospel of Philip
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The Forbidden Sayings of Jesus.

Have you ever heard of the Gnostic Gospels? They’re a collection of 60 or so ancient texts often referred to as “the secret sayings of the savior”. [Read more...]


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