As this constitutes an unusual historical name in the Levant, it thus has been attributed to Pontius Pilate, prefect of Judea from AD 26-36 who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
The story of Jesus’s birth and persecution, plus the feasts devoted to Christian martyrs on the 28th and 29th, deserve a closer look.
Yes, the Christmas song asks a rhetorical question, but while communicating well-known truths about Jesus and his glory. It’s actually better than a lot of other favorites.
What we are seeing is what happens when those in the Roman Catholic Church neglect her teachings in order to appeal to the world around them.
The change is painful, but good to make us more who we truly are. I know that when this trial ends, the church will emerge closer to Christ than before.
That this gruesome practice occurred cannot be doubted, as archaeological evidence confirms the ancient literature.
Those conducting an electric chair execution don’t do it as spectator sport, seeing how creatively and how long they can inflict the worst possible pain, suffering, and humiliation while stalling death.
Your feelings can prompt you to take ridiculous risks, to break other’s hearts, and to abandon responsibilities.
So is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ worth $450 million? I don’t think that’s the real question—or at least, it’s not the ultimate one.
The Christian church year marries the Christmas season with looking forward to the end of the world. It’s not just cuddly baby Jesus, but Jesus the eternal judge. And it makes sense.
My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?
In ‘Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society,’ R.R. Reno makes an impassioned case that the fate of the least among us depends on Christians who are willing standing up for their beliefs.
A classic novel gets a fresh update for modern audiences by the author’s great, great granddaughter, and thankfully, the spirit of the original remains intact.
Saints and sinners, persecution and martyrs, corruption and redemption—William J. Bennett’s new history of Christianity, ‘Tried By Fire,’ tells the story of the church in all its challenging glory.
Especially for those bummed out about where our politics are going, today’s feast day of Ascension offers comfort.
Donald Trump says his favorite Bible verse is a ‘mean’ verse about justice. It’s not mean, and he misinterpreted it, but we could all learn from it.
Something extraordinary happened to convince many people, including early Christian persecutor Paul, that their messiah had risen.
Christians probably just don’t trust TV networks any more. Besides, in ‘The Passion,’ Fox was serving them the same pablum they can get anywhere.
The Santa Claus myth, far from destroying children’s faith, has a lot to teach us all about faith and perception.
In the end, all of our gifts are messy replicas—a mere reflection of the awe-inspiring, incomprehensible love behind Christmas.
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