Robert Conner

So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part V. ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Feature , Robert Conner » So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part V. 2/13/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ Back in 2005, while researching material for a book on magic in the career of Jesus, I read Daniel Ogden’s sourcebook, Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, and recall being surprised at how closely the post mortem appearances of Jesus in the gospels of Luke and…

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So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part IV ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Feature , Robert Conner » So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part IV 2/11/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ In Matthew, ancient Christianity’s favorite gospel, the author abandons all pretense of historical reportage, crashes through the guardrail, and takes his readers off-roading through the untamed wilderness of the imagination. Who the author of this high-on-Jesus joy ride really was is unknown, but for convenience we’ll just follow tradition and…

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So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part III ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Feature , Robert Conner » So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part III 2/08/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ The gospel of John describes what happened immediately after Jesus’ death on the cross: “Later, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a secret disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he might take Jesus’ body and Pilate consented, so he came and took his body. Nicodemus, who…

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So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part II. ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Feature , Robert Conner » So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part II. 2/05/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ To hear Paul tell it, the resurrection isn’t just a big deal, it’s The Big Deal: “But if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching has no purpose and your faith is foolishness.” (1 Corinthians 15:14) Given the essential importance of Jesus’ resurrection, at the very least one would…

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So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part I ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

You are here: Home » Feature , Robert Conner » So Just How Dumb Were Jesus’ Disciples? The Resurrection, Part I 2/04/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ According to Mark, generally regarded as the earliest surviving gospel, Jesus repeatedly foretells his humiliation, crucifixion, and resurrection. “He began to teach them that it was necessary for the son of man to suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the high priests and the experts in…

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The Second Cyrus and his court eunuchs. ~ ExChristian.Net – Christian Article

1/14/2019 | Share this article: By Robert Conner ~ Lately we are informed by some of America’s leading Evangelical High Muckety-Mucks that Donald John Trump is literally the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Not, as you might logically expect, the Whore of Babylon or the Beast of Revelation bearing blasphemous names, but Cyrus the Great, the Persian monarch who established a policy of repatriation following his conquest of the Babylonians. Deutero-Isaiah calls Cyrus Yahweh’s anointed and the books of Ezra and…

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