Part 3, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Hello Everyone, This URL will take you to a third (and final)  page of color photos from the commentary.  I am not including the ones that were never in color, like many of the coin photos, but the rest that are enjoyable to see in color. So, enjoy. Click this link, or copy and paste … Continue reading Part 3, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Postcolonial Video About Rome

Thoughts about this video? Share them.

Don’t Smoke, Drink, Dance, and Chew or Date Girls Who Do

Well, I had a “Duh” moment the other day when someone mentioned ads that were showing up on this blog.  Why should I have been surprised since they show up on the blogs of others and endlessly on Facebook?  My wife confirmed that she, too, had seen them on my blog.  I was most bothered … Continue reading Don’t Smoke, Drink, Dance, and Chew or Date Girls Who Do

Part 2, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Hello Everyone, This URL will take you to a second page of color photos from the commentary.  I am not including the ones that were never in color, like many of the coin photos, but the rest that are enjoyable to see in color.  Due to the number of color photos I will not try … Continue reading Part 2, Color Photos for Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible

Gates to Hell, Fiery Sermons, and the Book of Revelation

I have pointed out earlier in this blog and now in my recent commentary (Seven Congregations in a Roman Crucible) that many Graeco-Roman pagans also believed in postmortem punishment in the afterlife.  You might not be aware, however, that they actually believed they had discovered some of the entrance portals to Hell, Hades, and the … Continue reading Gates to Hell, Fiery Sermons, and the Book of Revelation

A Remix of TobyMac and Luke’s and John’s Churchy Jesus

One of the current mantras in American theological education is globalization, and rightly so.  Globalization should be built into the DNA of every congregation of followers of Christ.  The world of Jesus was a world replete with views of globalization.  Alexander the Great had created a world of globalization from Albania to Afghanistan and the … Continue reading A Remix of TobyMac and Luke’s and John’s Churchy Jesus