Christian Symbolism Behind Why Easter is Celebrated in the Spring

Have you ever wondered why the Church holds important holidays on the specific days that they do? Take Easter for example. Is it just an arbitrary day that a council agreed upon, or is there a deeper, more important meaning hidden behind a date? Many of the reasons Easter is celebrated in the spring are symbolic, but history also plays a part. Historical Significance behind Easter The day Easter falls on is based on the lunar calendar. It's on the first Sunday … [Read more...]

Saint Dionysius: Angelic Revelations

The Greek theologian Dionysius the Areopagite has been viewed for centuries as the preeminent Christian authority on angelology, the theological study of angels. The life and work of Saint Dionysius are, to this day, controversial topics; his name is associated with no less than three different individuals, living in the first, third, and, respectively, late fifth century A.D. Also, much of the work traditionally attributed to Saint Dionysius has been criticized for its … [Read more...]

The Bible: A Timeline of Genesis

The stories in the book of Genesis have as many twists and turns as a television soap opera; there’s deception, betrayal, murder, natural disasters, punishment, perversion, sacrifice, slavery, dysfunctional families and redemption. This chronology examines the many highlights and low lights of Genesis. Chapter 1 of Genesis gets straight to the point: "In the beginning," it says, "God created the heaven and the earth." Indeed, by the end of Day … [Read more...]

Was There a Historical Jesus?

To Christians, the question if there was a real, historical Jesus is an absurd one. Believers would argue there is no question about there being a real Jesus in history. However, there are those critics such as Timothy Freke, a popular author, and Peter Joseph, the maker of the Zeitgeist film series, who assert that the real existence of Jesus is just a myth. Both sides of the debate at times try to co-opt the historical and academic side for their own, claiming that … [Read more...]

Reincarnation and Its Place in Christianity

Reincarnation is the belief that, when we die, our souls come back to life in new bodies. It is a philosophical concept that many religions believe to be true. Reincarnation is a core belief in Hinduism, closely linked to “karma” – the sum of one’s good and bad deeds that eventually determines one’s rebirth. Other religions – especially Eastern religions like Buddhism, Sikhism, and Taoism – also believe in reincarnation albeit … [Read more...]