by Bil Aulenbach

early Christianity

The Broken Record

Certain basic ideas are grounded in fact but become mired in fiction. Sometimes I feel like a broken record. I tell people a fact, but it just doesn’t register.

Here are some examples:

  1. My most frequently stated fact is this: Jesus was born a Jew, lived the life of a committed Jew, and died a Jew.
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Did You Know Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters?

Many people are surprised by this fact. Perhaps some folks think that Mary, the virgin who gave birth to Jesus, remained a virgin, a perpetual one. If this were the case, how could there be more children? Others think one kid like Jesus is enough. Folklore suggests the siblings were stepchildren.… Read more >