The most outspoken personality of all time? The greatest leader? The greatest teacher? The one who has meant the most to humanity? The one who lived the most holy life?
During the Christmas season, we’re retelling the ancient stories of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, the story about peace on earth and something amazing what happened. But imagine Christmas was happening today, Jesus was born tonight.
This is the map of the ancient city of Jerusalem and the most important spots of it in the time of Jesus.
Jesus lived around the beginning of our era. He was a preacher, he did miracles, and many people followed him. This is a chronological summary of his public life.
The title of this song means “God.” When you individually translate the letters to Hebrew letters, it spells out God’s name as it appears in The Bible.
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!”
This song is a personal conversation between Jesus and Judas. Bono takes on the part of Judas.
This is about the Doubting Thomas from the Bible, who’s begging for forgiveness because he didn’t believe until he saw Jesus resurrected and alive.
This song is about sin and redemption that traverses the dark side of Los Angeles. It references Christ’s parable of the prodigal son, who after running away and squandering his share of his father’s inheritance, returns and is welcomed back by his forgiving dad.
Wishbone Ash bass player Martin Turner researched this song by studying The Bible. It’s about the Christian idea that when the world ends, those who believe will be saved.