There are those who would tell us that the Good News of the Gospel is that Jesus loves us. That is good news. But it is not The Good News. That, too, is wonderful news. But it is also not The Good News. And so does God the Father.
How Jesus Became God: A Critical Review
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My essay this week focuses on the Passion Sunday readings. Some years ago, when my daughter was in middle school, she became anorexic. During the worst of her illness, she had to be hospitalized for both her physical and mental health. On the morning of her admission, after the doctors explained that I would not be able to see my depressed, malnourished child for several days, I walked out of the hospital, got into my car, and started driving without aim or purpose. Shaking, I walked in and wandered the aisles until a woman with a kind face approached me. I burst into tears and said nothing.
Did Jesus Exist?
Etymology is the study of word origins and how those words change in meaning and pronunciation over time. In Jewish thought, a name was never a random combination of sounds. A name was meant to convey the nature, essence, history, and reputation of the thing named. The importance of the power in a name is illustrated when Moses asked God what his "name" was.