Jesus wasn't a Christian. Still, He is the central figure of the Christian faith. Around the world, people from different cultures and world views, are inspired by the acts of this man.
The painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most iconic paintings in Western art history. There’s a lot to say about this painting and the story behind it.
Do you have any idea what Jesus did actually look like? To be honest, we don’t know. And in different cultures, people have different ideas. Recent research is giving some clues about how the average person in Jesus’ time looked like.
Are you an emotional or a rational person? In this story we meet John who expresses himself by using symbols. Does that make sense to you?
Can you believe it? We often need proof in order to believe something is true! We want to see it with our own eyes. In this story people want to find out who Jesus is. Not by hearing about him but by meeting him in person.
The story of Queen Esther shows how the bravery of one girl saved an entire nation! It’s a very special story. God is not mentioned anywhere in this story from the Bible. But you see how one person can make a difference.
People hoped Jesus was coming to free them from the enemies. But Jesus was arrested by the Roman rulers. Peter became afraid but watched when they interrogated Jesus and were beating him and said even cursing that he didn’t know him. When they met after the resurrection, they had to have an honest conversation.
It is difficult for people to know themselves. It’s often easier to understand the world around you, right? But knowing yourself is understanding the greatness of the Creator. And look. Stand in front of a mirror. Look closely. Smile. Pull a face. Yes, that’s you.
“If this is all there is, then what’s the point?”
That describes how I felt about life as a young adult. My life lacked purpose and fulfillment. I just existed.
God has done so many great things in my life. He has helped me through tough times and answered so many prayers – even the small everyday things. At times when I have been greatly stressed I learnt to give all my worry over to him and as a result felt complete peace and joy in the midst of all that was going on – and that is simply incredible!
So, I was lying face down on my bed. It was about 4am, one night in my first year at university and I was feeling absolutely exhausted, but my heart was still pumping with the caffeine from red bull & pro plus.
Two weeks after the funeral I returned to The University for my second year. It wasn’t the same; I missed my dad. I spent my days feeling sad and then trying not to feel sad. Mostly I attempted this by drinking, comfort eating, skipping lectures and finding comfort in different relationships.
Dead. I wanted to be dead. I wanted Death’s arms to envelope me and take me from this life: a life full of pain, abuse, abandonment, disappointment, hatred; I didn’t want it anymore. Oh, sweet surrender! Come Death, come!
Jesus is depicted throughout history in paintings and statues. There are many stories to tell about Jesus, and it’s interesting how all these different artists are translating a story into art. Here you find the most famous depictions of Jesus.
In the period of Lent, the weeks of fasting prior to Easter, there is a tradition to meditate upon the journey Christ took to Calvary. Please take your time to reflect on the suffering of Jesus Christ.
The theme is music being the fire of life. When it stops, so does life’s spirit. Arguably, one of the most beautifully intense moments of any rock song is when Morrison screams, “Persian Night! See the Light! Save Us! Jesus! Save Us!”
I invite you to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, not only at Easter or on certain Sundays, but every day! Thank Him for everything He endured out of love for you so that you can have life in abundance.
Our prayers should be a place where we can feel 100% safe. He won’t judge us or condemn us for being honest, for being human. We all need a safe place to express ourselves. I hope that you’re finding this place in prayer.
As a new Christian, I had incredible faith in God. He had done so much in my life in just a few years: I had crazy faith, and my prayers were radical. I’ll never forget the day my faith was tested.
Jesus and Religion
What does everyone say?
The Christian Faith is not something for your brains only. It’s something that is defining for the everyday life. Many times Jesus asked the people to follow him. He said it will not be easy. But also he promised he will be there so you are not alone in the dark.
What's up with that book?
There will be no end to the debate on whether or not the gospels in the Bible are reliable. These books were penned centuries ago and there simply isn’t any hard evidence for historians to use. Here a summary of the existing opinions.
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