In this time of Covid 19, I have had to do a great deal of my teaching for my classes online, making videos each week for most of my classes to help them augment their study at home and help keep them on track. As you can imagine, this takes a great deal of time,... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 10 – The life of Jesus
Who is Jesus? In this short video, we just go over the basics to give us an overview of the life of the man whom billions have worshiped as God Himself. Transcript: Jesus has a life unlike any other, in that his life is lived backwards. I don’t mean that he literally lived backwards, but... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 09 – Why do we believe Jesus?
Jesus claims that he is God. How are we supposed to believe such a claim? What kind of evidence do we have? Transcript: In our last video, we left with the reality when Jesus says He is God himself, that we are only left with three options, that he is completely Crazy, That he is... Continue Reading →
Was Jesus born on the 25th of December?
Next up in our Q & A series, a student asked me if Jesus was really born on the 25th of December. I have often been surprised at how many people are caught off guard when they learn the answer to this question. You might think it's not one of those big important issues, but... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 08 – The maddest words ever spoken
Jesus says the craziest thing that has ever been uttered by human lips, that he is God Himself. What can we think of someone who says such a crazy thing? Is there any reason to believe him? Transcript: Jesus is one of the most well known figures around the world. His bearded face is is... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 07 – Roots of Christianity – God’s Covenant with the Israelites
At first, God reveals Himself to us slowly. In this video, we see how God revealed Himself to humanity, most especially in His covenants with the Israelites. Transcript: So a rabbi and a priest walk into a bar, wait, there was a third one, an atheist? no, a minister? I can’t remember… The connection between... Continue Reading →
Are Catholics Cannibals?
Catholics in their worship service, called the Mass, eat bread and wine that we believe is transformed into the actual human body of Jesus Christ. Does this mean we are cannibals? Many of the ancient Romans believed this, and this was one of the many reasons that they persecuted the Christians. Now, 2000 years later,... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 06 – A Timeless God – The God of Christianity
What does the God of Christianity look like? What do Christians think about God? It might not be what you expect. Transcript: An old man with a long, grey beard who lives in the clouds. Over and over again with this old man and the clouds. Let me be clear: WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN... Continue Reading →
Basic Christianity 05 – Differing Views of the Cosmos
In this brief survey of the non-monotheistic beliefs of the world, we will look at the major patterns of how people believe the universe came to be. Transcript: Warning! This particular video is a little complicated! If you find your eyes glazing over and you have no idea what I’m talking about, just skip to... Continue Reading →
Why can deacons be married?
Deacons are the lowest rank of clergy in the Catholic Church, and in the Roman Catholic Church, are the only ones that can be married. Why is this so? What is the difference between a deacon, a priest, or a monk or nun?