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Talk About Timing: The Comeback Special

Singer Presents…Elvis (December 3, 1968) I’ve been watching the two part Netflix show Elvis Presley: The Searcher. Part I: his life before his induction into the Army and, Part II: his life after. There couldn’t be a more stark difference. … Continue reading

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New Testament Scriptures: Apostolic or Apologetic?

Forged (2011) The author of this book contends that most of the books of the New Testament are forgeries. That’s not really a surprise, unless you are a fundamentalist Christian and believe that the Bible is the “Word of God”. … Continue reading

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How the “Son of Man” Became the Son of a God

Titus (December 30, 39 AD – September 13, 81 AD) Just when I thought I was done with Roman Emperors, another one makes me take notice. This is due to starting to read “Caesar’s Messiah” yesterday (and continuing today). This … Continue reading

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Twelve: Its Spiritual Importance

According to Tom Harpur’s The Pagan Christ (Pages 86-88) In Luke’s Gospel, we read how Jesus’ parents took him to the temple for what today is called his bar mitzvah — his entry into adult responsibility to the Torah. But … Continue reading

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From the Very Beginning, the True Religion

The Pagan Christ (2004) My cousin Doug’s wife, Margot, mentioned this excellent book in 2007 when I visited them in London, UK that spring. As you may have surmised by my manuscript that I compiled in 1996, I had already … Continue reading

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What are ‘Movement and Rest’?

Gospel of Thomas, 50 All during the writing of The Star of Bethlehem manuscript in 1996, I knew I was getting somewhere, but couldn’t quite grasp where that somewhere was. Now, 24 years later, I’m returning to one of the … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas It’s been awhile since I read this book, published in 2003. Elaine Pagels is a biblical scholar who focuses on the New Testament Greek writings. Her interest has always been on the Gnostic … Continue reading

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Good Friday?

It’s that time of year again Rebirth of nature. Spring. Easter. Renewal of life. Resurrection. But, in order for new life to begin, an old life must die. That’s nature’s way. Somewhere along the way, the agony of crucifixion was … Continue reading

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