Tag: how december 25 became christmas

Jesus Was a Refugee

01/15 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.

The Bethesda Pool, Site of One of Jesus’ Miracles

12/03 | The Bethesda Pool, where Jesus heals the paralytic man in the Gospel of John, is a complex site. It appears to have been a mikveh, or ritual bath. As the   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem, Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/02 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.


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