Tag: Roman Empire
The Pontius Pilate stone – a warning from history
There are people who claim that Jesus of Nazareth never existed, but then there are people who say the earth is flat. Both groups are very much in the minority. There’s no question, however, about the existence of one of the key contributors to the Jesus story, namely Pontius Pilatus, Roman governor of Judea from…
What is Christianity?
It’s now 40 years since I stopped being a Christian minister. Am I now a Christian? This is where I have to put on a ‘philosophy’ hat, and ask the follow-up question. What does ‘being a Christian’ mean? Christianity, after all, is by no means a homogeneous entity. There are Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and…