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Mark D. Roberts
March 2011 Archives

Four years ago, at the South by Southwest music, technology, and film extravaganza in Austin, Texas, Twitter exploded into public prominence. Soon, the Library of Congress was saving all of our tweets. Yes, all of them! Before long, everybody, it […]

Riding the Roller Coaster of Genuine Faith Psalm 42:1-11 Why am I discouraged?      Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God!      I will praise him again–      my Savior and my God! Psalm […]

The Perspective of Jewish Leaders in Jerusalem Although the majority of Jews in Jerusalem may not have wanted Jesus to die, or may have had no opinion either way, some of the most influential Jews did see Jesus’ death as […]

Why “One” Jewish Perspective?As a young Christian, I had a clear picture of what happened to Jesus in the last week of his life. This picture resulted from my knowledge of the Gospels, and, to a great extent, from images […]

In Honor of St. Patrick READ Genesis 50:14-23 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20 Today is St. […]

Placing This Conversation in Context Before I proceed to discuss one Jewish perspective on the necessity of Jesus’ death, I must say a bit about the contemporary context for this conversation. For centuries, many Christians hated Jews. Part of the […]

If you would like to read this whole series up to this point in logical/chronological order, visit this link:Why Did Jesus Have to Die?Roman, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives In my last post I began to describe Pontius Pilate’s predicament on […]

If you would like to read this whole series up to this point in logical/chronological order, visit this link:Why Did Jesus Have to Die?Roman, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives In my last two posts in this series on the death of […]

Waiting Patiently for God? Psalm 40:1-17 I waited patiently for the LORD to help me,      and he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 When I first read Psalm 40:1, I was immediately reminded of how hard […]

As I explained in my last post, Pontius Pilate, the prefect of Judea during the time of Jesus, governed his territory from Caesarea, a city on the Mediterranean sea about 75 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Immediate authority over Jerusalem itself […]

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