Mark D. Roberts

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The House of the Virgin Mary?

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Part 10 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Until recently, I have never given much thought to what happened to Mary, the mother of Jesus, after His death. I […]

Paul and the Silversmiths, Part 2

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Part 9 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series When we last left our series on Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament, the city was in an uproar. A gang […]

Paul and the Silversmiths

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Part 8 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Now that we know something about the goddess Artemis and her importance for Ephesus, we’re ready to get back to the […]

Artemis and Her Temple

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Part 7 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I summarized the beginning of Paul’s ministry in Ephesus as it’s described in Acts 19. We saw […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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