"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." (Matthew 5:27-28)This saying... More

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to look at some of Jesus' teaching methods through the lens of the Hebraic culture of his day.We start with the story of Jesus healing the paralytic. After his... More

In the religious Jewish community there is none more revered than Moses. The giver of the Torah, the deliverer from Egyptian bondage, the leader through the wilderness, the Miracle Maker of the Old Covenant.... More

All good things come to an end, more so bad things and the decline and fall of the Roman Empire is well documented, as is the subsequent rise of the Dark Ages. During this time much of the ancient wisdom... More

In our story, Philo is but a stepping stone, so, rather than dwelling on him any further, we will move on a century or so to the next major figure of our story, Origen. He was a Christian, one of the Church... More

Yeshua began his ministry. His deeds may have been mighty, but in appearance he was just like any other Jewish itinerant teacher. Far from the blue-eyed, chisel-jawed Hollywood Swede, or the dreamy ginger-haired... More

The Gospels tell us little of the life of Yeshua (Jesus) in the "missing years". This doesn't mean we are totally ignorant of those times. Here are a few facts.Firstly, Yeshua and his education. The Mishnah,... More

So where are we in our story? We have already covered two key developments in the history of mankind, the rise of Greek philosophy and the birth of the Christian Church. Now sit back and listen to the... More

The virgin birth of Jesus. On the one hand we have the orthodox Jews, secularists and liberal Christians telling us to "get a life" and stop believing in this impossible craziness. On the other, some traditional... More

There you were, minding your own business, among the throng at the gates of the Temple. You were there to pay your annual Temple dues and buy your Passover sacrifice. Suddenly a loud voice bellowed from... More