Christianity

An Analysis of Biblical Prophets

Prophets are people who are understood as conveying God’s words or messages to their communities. Contrary to the popular image that many people have, prophets […]

American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.: American Prophet

Martin Luther King, Jr’s, success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual and theological prowess that guided his actions to a stunning […]

Christianity

The Truth about Mary Magdalene

Although famed in Western culture as a repentant prostitute, and sometimes in popular imagination considered Jesus’ lover or even his wife, Mary Magdalene, as she […]

Ancient History

Martyrs and Monks

In the early days of Christianity, Martyrdom was considered the ultimate way to follow in Christ’s footsteps. But, it turns out that getting yourself martyred […]

Christianity

How Stoicism Influenced Christianity

Before Christianity there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief a rational plan for the Universe—anticipated Christian theology in many ways. Philo […]

Ancient Literature

Dante’s Paradise: The Sphere of Wisdom

On their journey through Paradise, Dante and Beatrice visit the fourth sphere—the so-called sphere of the Sun—and meet the wisest persons to ever live. But rather than […]

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