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October 19, 2015
Turning the other cheek is a very difficult command to follow in any culture or society. Examining how this principle is instantiated in the fictional world of Narnia might help us see how we can apply it in the real world.   Read more...

October 12, 2015
"Some scholars have proposed that turning the other cheek is an act of loving resistance. It may be 'non-violent,' but it is not pacifistic. To turn the other cheek, offering one’s enemy a second chance to inflict pain, conveys the message that the first attempt did not do what it was intended to do, namely, dehumanize the one being violated."   Read more...

October 5, 2015
Dr. Michael Licona goes into great detail to show how non-Christian sources from shortly after Jesus' Crucifixion are remarkably consistent with the historical details found in the New Testament.   Read more...

September 28, 2015
While the Jews of Jesus' time probably saw the Roman Empire as their primary enemy, one may wonder whether Jesus agreed. Dr. Steven L. Jones examines Jesus' interactions with Rome and its officials to discover what we can learn about His view of the earthly and heavenly kingdoms.   Read more...

September 21, 2015
Although the Pharisees acted against Jesus in many cases, Dr. Robert Llizo reminds readers that they were not a monolithic group and examines the distinctions between the factions and how they responded to Jesus.   Read more...

September 14, 2015
Though it is easy to caricature the Pharisees as paradigms of hypocrisy, Dr. Daniel Zacharias and Evan Colford examine the scriptural and historic evidence to uncover a fuller picture of the Pharisees.   Read more...

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