Learn From the Past: Christianity Pt. 3

The Crusades, which spanned over two hundred years, demonstrated the power wielded through a political-religious alliance. Increasing corruption resulted in enormous wealth being amassed within the Roman Catholic church and within religious societies like the Knights Templar and Jesuits. In addition to conquered lands and their spoils, the church granted indulgences through service or monetary... Continue Reading →

Learn From the Past: Christianity- Pt. 2

The principles of Christianity had disrupted the natural balance of power in Rome, which was a long time pagan culture. This resulted in the persecution of Christians by the Roman government for roughly 300 years. This makes what happened next completely unexpected. Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, attributing his military victories to the Christian God.... Continue Reading →

Learn From the Past: Judaism

As previously discussed, polytheistic/pantheistic/pagan religions have been most notable for flexibility and adaptation to societal changes. Deities changed names, new deities were added, new practices are blended or adopted, and selective application is permitted. This accentuates the contrast of monotheism. Judiaism, Christianity, and Islam are the only monotheistic religions. God has been called by many... Continue Reading →

Learn From the Past: Paganism/Pantheism

Since the earliest civilization, humanity has searched for meaning and to find something greater than ourselves. We are each created with a God sized hole that we have attempted to fill in a variety of ways. This is demonstrated by the range of religious beliefs that have emerged across history. As I began working on... Continue Reading →

Stay Awake!

As I prepare my heart for Holy Week I find myself thinking a lot about spiritual readiness. Jesus frequently used the words asleep and awake to describe our spiritual readiness.  Just before Jesus was betrayed he told his disciples that they would all fall away. Then Jesus told them, ‚ÄúThis very night you will all... Continue Reading →

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