Tag Archives: Jesus

Jesus the Shape-Shifter: Luke 4, verses 28-30

This may well be old news to some of you reading this, but I was nonetheless intrigued when I learned of the discovery in 2013 of an ancient Coptic text, written in the name of St Cyril of Jerusalem, that … Continue reading

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Echoes of Nantes, 1793: Drowning in the Mediterranean

Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been increasingly horrified by all the accounts I’ve seen of mass drownings of migrants in the Mediterranean. Last week, a boat carrying as many as six hundred people capsized off the … Continue reading

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Black Pete, White Jesus

Once again, violent controversy has erupted over Black Pete, the figure from folklore in Holland and Belgium who is personified as the jester companion to St Nicholas in some of the Christmas celebrations in those countries. While I’m not an … Continue reading

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