Breastfed by the Whore of Rome

Those familiar with Roman history, culture, and imperialistic propaganda recognize this iconic tableau.  Three simple objects: the Roman she-wolf (Lupa Romana), Romulus, and Remus.  This simple scene was part of the founding myth of the city of Rome, purportedly in the 8th century BC, and its ensuing empire that dominated the world in which the … Continue reading Breastfed by the Whore of Rome

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Steven Spielberg’s Prophecy about Hollywood and Interpreting John’s Prophecies

 Recently Hollywood billionaire movie director, screenwriter, and producer Steven Spielberg spoke during a panel discussion with his equally credentialed friend George Lucas.  This panel discussion took place at the School for Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.  Among other things, they spoke about the future direction of the movie industry.  Even though both … Continue reading Steven Spielberg’s Prophecy about Hollywood and Interpreting John’s Prophecies

The Heresy of “Agapē Is All We Need”

Since Roman Catholics have probably had more opportunity to think about and act against heresy than anyone else, I will defer to a helpful definition of heresy they have used.  Several Catholic internet sites define it this way, “A heresy is not the total rejection of the Christian faith but a distortion of it. One … Continue reading The Heresy of “Agapē Is All We Need”

“Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11

         Although I am not an expert on English translations of the Bible, there are a couple of well known examples where the King James translators truly got it wrong in their rendering of a particular verse or phrase.  What is especially ironic is when a contemporary preacher, study group, or translator who otherwise would … Continue reading “Gates of Hell” and Another Look at Matt. 16:18 & Rev. 9:1-11