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The Happy Hauthor

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I remember a beautiful line in a movie I once saw, in which a father described his happy-go-lucky son as “a failure in everything but life.” Some people know how to succeed on societal terms, others know how to live, ...

The Disunderstood Author

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As a consummate professional, nothing annoys me more than the way authors are disunderstood. Like right now. See, you’re probably thinking I don’t know that “disunderstood” isn’t a word. Nothing could be farther from ...

Five Reasons to Get Excited about the Dead Sea Scrolls

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1)    They’re old. So what? Yeah, well, I understand. Grandpa’s old, but the only one who’s excited about him is grandma, and even there, the magic wore off twenty years ago. But the key is not the age of the Dead Sea...

Five More Reasons to Get Excited about the Dead Sea Scrolls

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1)     Modern discoveries shed light on their importance. The oldest and most authoritative New Testament manuscripts found to date, the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus codices (what’s a codex, plural: codices? A scriptural ...

Fun Facts about the Dead Sea and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Not all history is as dry as desert dust. Some is sprinkled with murder, mystery and intrigue. Now, I’m not saying the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls reads like a James Bond novel, but if written correctly, it’s not fa...

The Dead Sea Scrolls, in Ten Easy Steps

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1)    Khirbet Qumran, meaning ‘ruin of’ Qumran, sits on a plateau at the top of an irregular border of limestone cliffs beside the Dead Sea. Many of these cliffs contain caves which, given their location, are accessib...

Divinity of Jesus? An Inquiry

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Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions. —Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby ...

Do Miracles Imply Divinity?

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Some associate Jesus with divinity because he performed miracles.  Many Unitarian Christians and all Muslims point out that Jesus did indeed perform miracles, but by the will of God and not through any divine powers o...

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