King James and why your violent Christianity isn’t violent enough!

In Matthew 5:39, Jesus tells his followers in the Sermon on the Mount “do not resist an evil person.” Of course, Jesus didn’t say it quite like that, and Matthew didn’t record it in the English of the NIV. Matthew uses the word αντιστηναι in greek – ‘antistenai‘. If I tell you that ‘stenai‘ means to […]

Things I want to think about: When the Emperor becomes a Christian

I probably don’t have the time or place in my course to investigate this question properly, but it’s a really interesting one. What happens when the Emperor becomes a Christian? First of all, some of the assumptions that I’m making. Jesus primarily teaches groups, not individuals (the exception that proves the rule – John 3) […]