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What Does it All Mean?

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I could have been quite content to have become an academic researching and teaching about ancient history, religion, and philosophy. As it happened, I didn’t get that opportunity. My first job out of graduate school was to become a part-time pastor of a Quaker meeting in Massachusetts while working full-time as a computer services manager ….  Continue Reading

Comparing Christianity to Stoicism

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Often I see people on Facebook groups about Stoic philosophy ask questions comparing Christianity to Stoicism. Making such a comparison means different things to different people. Non-religious people will balk at such a comparison: Christianity is a religion, and Stoicism is a philosophy. Religion, from their perspective, involves worship of a deity, mythical language, belief ….  Continue Reading

Why Look at Christianity Differently?

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It was my decision to enroll in doctoral studies in a university because I wanted a more objective and intellectually rigorous study of Christian origins. I don’t think I did that out of any sense of wanting to destroy it or debunk it. I’ve met people who love the way Christianity has developed, love its ….  Continue Reading

Going Live

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A few days ago I published my book, Rewriting Paul: Original Translations of the Letters of Paul (1 Thessalonians, Galatians, Philippians, Philemon, and Romans), on Amazon as a paperback and a Kindle e-book. I’ve now set up this website to promote my book and to begin talking about what a way of life would look ….  Continue Reading