“Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary use words” – Correct theology or not?

**This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information.**   You've probably heard the following well-known saying quoted a number of times, especially if you've been a Christian a while: “Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words” Christians often attribute this statement to St Francis…

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Why are Jesus’ death and resurrection important for Christians?

  **This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure page for more information.**   Why are Jesus' death and resurrection important for Christians? Easter is the most important Christian holiday in the calendar year. Unfortunately, like Christmas, it has become largely commercialised with the main focus on Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, chickens and daffodils.…

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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary To Popular Notion Part 2: Where did the myth of Mary Magdalene as a prostitute come from?

This is the second of a three-part series on breaking down the myths commonly held about Mary Magdalene and seeing what the Gospels actually say. In part 1, I discussed how popular culture has seen Mary Magdalene over the centuries as a penitent prostitute. A number of films and paintings…

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