Monotheism, in the ancient Hebrew sense, didn’t mean what it does today.
It may be mainstream Christianity’s most important dogma, but where does trinitarianism come from, and what does the Bible have to say about it?
Identifying the troublemakers in Colossians 2 has challenged scholars for centuries. Are we any closer today to resolving “the Colossian controversy”?
Unless we understand the forces at work from the very beginning of the Christian Era, we simply cannot put the rest of church history in its proper context.
How can we be certain that the Gospel accounts are both authentic and authoritative? And what about the number? By whose authority do we have four Gospels?
If the winners are the ones who write history, then historical accounts are surely subject to bias and inaccuracy. Church history is no exception.
True or false. Black or white. This or that. Is truth a simple binary choice? Does it change with the times? Neither science nor philosophy—nor traditional religion—has provided satisfactory answers.
Tthe King James Version of the Bible marks its 400th anniversary. Its committee-based approach to translation is still used with major Bible translations today.
The Gospel of John is replete with the discussion of truth, including the scenario of Jesus on trial before Pilate who asked Him: “What is truth?” (John 18:38).
Gaylord Nelson was instrumental in establishing the first Earth Day which was held on April 22, 1970.
Popular references to our planet as Mother Earth, and to the natural forces that govern it as Mother Nature, bring to mind the ancient goddess Gaia.
Where was Jesus crucified and buried? Most would say the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Garden Tomb, but 1st-century evidence says neither.
Fear of an impending apocalypse has been with us for thousands of years. Why do people tend to get so caught up in each new prediction?
The idea that the apostle Peter lived and died in Rome took on a life of its own after his death. Vision retraces Peter’s legendary rise to power.
In Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews, Kevin Madigan and Jon D. Levenson explain the term resurrection from the Hebrew Scriptures.
The 60th anniversary of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery spotlights another archaeological find that has been waiting in the wings for some time.
Sixty years after their discovery, the Dead Sea Scrolls still spark controversy and debate. What have they established so far, and how will they be remembered?
Vision examines the evidence for the teaching that the apostle Peter spent time in the capital of the Roman Empire and founded the church there.
Christianity has long claimed Constantine as one of its own. Yet even toward the end of his reign the emperor was open to new philosophical ideas.
Can we know what the Gnostics taught in the early centuries of the Common Era?