Monthly Archives: January 2016

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. ≈Psalms 26:7

The fact that Jesus rose physically from the dead is not just a challenging idea for the novice Christian to address with clarity. It is also, a major source of debate among theologians, a controversy that has ensued since historical times according to 1 Corinthians 15: 12-19 (KJV). For there is still much disagreement over whether the Jesus of history is the same Jesus of the Christian faith.

During a class on miracles, a semester ago, we had an opportunity to give thought to this ongoing debate, as well as, research an aspect of the controversy. I chose to focus on the legend theory, because it appears to be a most prevalent disingenuous approach to denying the resurrection of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. From that research, resulted an essay that developed a plausible response to the legend theory.

I encourage you to take a few moments to read the essay, “The Disingenuousness of the Jesus Legend in Popular Media” which has been published to Fidei et Veritatis, The Liberty University Journal of Graduate Research.

Just click on this link, Emma’s Article, then click on the title once there. Or you may access the article directly at http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=fidei_et_veritatis.

I am thankful that the article was published. I believe that it will increase awareness of the disingenuousness of the Jesus legend and help Christians to answer questions, such as, “Is Jesus like Santa Clause?”

Please share this article with others.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ≈1 Thessalonians 5:18

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to the winners of a copy of Calling on Jesus

I’m thankful to Jesus that His blessings are renewed daily. Therefore, resolutions that weren’t achieved in 2015 can be renewed goals for 2016. Hence, as we acknowledge our experiences and challenges and recognize the things that didn’t get accomplished. There is an opportunity to embrace the things that we can change as we move forward in faith, hope and love.

No matter what’s on our list of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether it’s a new career or a job promotion, lose weight or gain weight, buy a home or sell a house, be healed or care for the sick, start a new church or evangelize around the world, find love or spend more time with loved ones, write a book or star in a TV show, overcome heartbreak or recover from loss, be forgiven or forgive, play major league ball or coach little league, get a new car or fix the old truck, do better in school or graduate college. No matter what our specific request, Jesus cares. And God’s guidance is just a prayer away.

Thank you Jesus that I’m still here, along with those that I love. I remember my loved ones that have already passed this way, may they rest in your everlasting care. On this New Year’s Day, let my hopes and dreams align with your will, for my life, that I may live my best destiny each day.

For, your will is what’s best for me.

 

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.