Logos and Elohim

The Prologue of John’s Gospel is a pithy description of human evolution. “In the beginning (when Archai begin time) was the Logos. And the Logos was within (the bosom) of God (the Father). A god was the Logos.” The common translation here is “God was the Logos.” The Greek here lacks the definite article ton… Continue reading Logos and Elohim

Materialism and Christianity

Grunewald

Easter was THE important Christian festival. St. Paul said, “If Christ be not risen, then is your faith vain.” A key purpose to the Council of Nicaea was to set the date of Easter (as calendars in those days had insufficient leap years to prevent the spring equinox from sliding in March towards February). The festival of… Continue reading Materialism and Christianity

INRI and Pilate

by Tintoretto

Normally I hate to quote so much but this time it is important to set the scene as described in Matthew chapter 27: “And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate, the governor. … And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked Him, saying, “Art… Continue reading INRI and Pilate

The Western Mystical Path

What is mysticism? Simply put, mysticism is the practice or pursuit of a path to the spirit. The term “Mystery” derives from the Greek word “mysterion” (plural mysteria μυστήρια) which means the practice of an experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding, a spiritual reality perceived as essential to the nature of life. It… Continue reading The Western Mystical Path

Significance of 153 Fish in John 21

by Duccio

Why 153 Fish? Let’s start with the scene in John 21:10-11 [King James Version], “Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of fish, a hundred and fifty three of them; and although there were so many, the… Continue reading Significance of 153 Fish in John 21