JESUS SKEPTIC – Book

By Wayne Holst My Special Item is a book written about Jesus and Christian faith by a skeptical journalist. I hope you  find it interesting. Hopefully too, you will discover other helpful items  here this week.   ***** SPECIAL ITEM Book Notice  JESUS SKEPTIC A Journalist Explores the Credibility and Impact of Christianity by John S. … Continue reading “JESUS SKEPTIC – Book”

Teach Us to Pray: Keep Holding On.

By Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith Since the initial presumptive cases of Covid-19 were first cited in Nova Scotia on March 15, many of us have been on high alert for news, advice – and signs of hope. Anxiety levels have increased and the learning curve has steepened as we navigate – and even worship – in … Continue reading “Teach Us to Pray: Keep Holding On.”

The Eucharist and coming out of lockdown: A tract for these COVID-19 times

By Christopher Craig Brittain The challenges presented to churches by COVID-19 are numerous. Debates over whether to celebrate the Eucharist during the height of the crisis, and when to resume the sharing of the sacrament as lockdown restrictions are eased, are a case in point. In what follows, I argue that what the church is … Continue reading “The Eucharist and coming out of lockdown: A tract for these COVID-19 times”

Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria

By Archbishop Mark MacDonald “Many who had healed others fell victims themselves. The best of our brethren have been taken from us in this manner: some were priests, some were deacons and some laity of great worth. This death, with the faith that accompanied it, appeared to be little inferior to martyrdom itself.” —St. Dionysius, … Continue reading “Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria”

The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First

Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today’s readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today. The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the … Continue reading “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First”