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Two points you might not know about Genesis

Imagine having gone through one of the most challenging experiences of your life.  You might ask (like millions before you have), “Where was God in all of the mess/challenge/disaster”?   Now imagine that someone said everything that you had lost (health/spouse/freedom/job/etc.) does not spell the end.  Why?  Because there is a way out as you respond […]

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Why linking Valentine’s Day and a Biblical Book isn’t crazy!

The headline of this blog might be a head-scratcher for you.  After all, Valentine’s Day has its origin in the ancient pagan cultures of Greece and Rome when orgies celebrating romance and fertility regularly occurred. But as the Roman Empire was Christianized, the festival of Juno Februata – the Roman goddess of love, marriage, and […]

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Why was Lazarus’ resurrection so Important to Early Christians?

You start to notice this focus on Lazarus in the earliest centuries of Christianity through the art. In the Roman catacombs alone there are over 55 paintings of Lazarus’s resurrection. Roughly an equal number exist of Roman sarcophagi, the marble caskets in which nobility were buried, depicting this life-affirming story relayed only in John’s Gospel. […]

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