Every Christian Should be a Pickle: The True Meaning of Baptism

In Mark's telling of Jesus being baptised (Mark 1:4-11), John told his disciples that he baptises with water but the messiah will baptise with the Holy Spirit. Baptism with water is an ancient tradition, it didn’t begin with John and it is certainly not reserved for Christianity. The practice of baptism in many pagan religions … Continue reading Every Christian Should be a Pickle: The True Meaning of Baptism

A Traditional Christmas is Not What You Think

We have a lot of ideas about what constitutes a traditional Christmas, but we often fail to realize that Christmas traditions have changed a lot since the first one in Bethlehem 2018 years ago. The first recorded Christmas celebrations took place in the 4th century and we don’t know a whole lot about them other … Continue reading A Traditional Christmas is Not What You Think

Who do we say God is? Part 2

To continue from Part 1 of this series we will look at how Christianity adapted and changed after becoming fully entrenched in Roman society. Christianity did not only inherit and adopt the economic and political forms of the Roman empire but also the philosophical ones. The Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle had an undeniably … Continue reading Who do we say God is? Part 2