Matthew’s Passion: Where did the crowd come from?

A crowd had gathered, a substantial crowd, a crowd that was large enough to cause a riot that the Roman garrison stationed in Jerusalem would not have been able to easily contain. This crowd was looking increasingly nasty. They had already chosen the release of a notorious criminal and condemned an innocent man in his place. But what perplexes me is where this crowd came from.

Matthew’s Passion: How do you recover from denying Jesus?

Matthew's Passion: Denial 40 blogs of Lent: 24 Matthew 26:69-75 Denial is engraved in our society. Insurance companies will tell you not to accept responsibility in an accident, even if you know you were at fault. You may be in breach of your insurance conditions if you do. In extreme conditions they may ask you …

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Judeo-Christianity and Buddhism – a comparison of core values

Judeo-Christianity and Buddhism a comparison of core values Last week I looked at what Christianity had in common with the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Islam and Hinduism. I mentioned that there were philosophical similarities with Buddhism, and I would look at it later. Here it is. Just a table to show how the moral precepts …

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In common

Faith in common? Too often we define other people by what separates us and I will be the first to admit that there is much that separates Christians and people of other faiths, but I believe that there is more that we have in common than what separates us. I think we should first look …

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