Saint Sampson – A Superstar of his Time
Dec 3, 2021 | Channel Islands, General Interest, Guernsey, Religion, Sark |
The Bible – A Timeline of Key Events
Mar 19, 2021 | Religion |
The History of Shrove Tuesday
Feb 19, 2021 | Food & Drink, General Interest, Religion |
Why Inn Keepers in the Nativity may have wrongly h...
Dec 18, 2020 | General Interest, Religion |
How Should We Regard the Bible in the 21st Century...
Nov 20, 2020 | General Interest, Philosophy, Religion |
Monks on Herm
Nov 6, 2020 | Channel Islands, Herm, History, Religion |
Christianity arrived in the Channel Islands during the 6th Century AD. It was brought largely by Welsh refugees escaping the tyranny of the Anglo Saxon invaders in their home areas. In this article we look at one of the smallest Channel Islands - Herm - and how monks came to the island
An Ancient Mystery Solved … Hierapolis, “The Gates to Hell” & Instant Death
Sep 14, 2018 |
One of the world’s most chilling ruins is the Ploutonion at Hierapolis, “the Gates to Hell”. Here crowds watched priests lead animal sacrifices down into a cave, where they died mysteriously as if dragged down to the underworld. No one knew how they did it, that is, until very recently.Read More
Surprising Science : Would You Adam & Eve it … They DID exist!
Aug 31, 2018 |
Reality is sometimes stranger than we’d ever credit. Believe it or not but Scientists are actually saying that they can prove that Adam & Eve, that is a single set of ancestors, are parents to us all!Read More
Is it Possible to tell what Jesus looked like ?
Jan 16, 2018 |
Jesus is arguably the most influential person in history as well as the most painted figure in all of Western art, but paradoxically we have no idea what he looked really looked like when he walked the earth.Read More
5 Classic Christmas Carols and their Origins
Dec 19, 2017 |
They say the old songs are the best and when it comes to Christmas Carols they may well be right. In this article we look at the origins of several popular carols both sacred and secular.Read More
Christmas Traditions – The First Ever Nativity Play
Dec 12, 2017 |
Even in modern, secular Britain there is one tradition that still holds sway at Christmas – The Christmas Nativity Play. In this article we look at the 800 year old origin of this Christmas institution.Read More
Who was Mary Magdalene ?
Apr 28, 2017 |
Possibly one of the most maligned and mis-understood charaters in the Bible. Mary Magdalane has been variously described as a Prostitute, an Apostle and even the wife of Jesus. But who was she really?Read More
Christmas Factlet : Jesus’ Mum didn’t call him Jesus
Dec 6, 2016 |
This is one of those things we all think we know until some bright spark pops up to say .. “that’s not true”. So here is the low-down on why Jesus’ Mum didn’t call him Jesus.Read More
Was Jesus a Real Person ?
Aug 16, 2016 |
Should we regard the Jesus described in the New Testament as a myth. That is that Jesus either didn’t do the things he’s said to have done in the New Testament, or even that there was a real person on whom the Jesus legend was based ?
In this article we look at evidence OUTSIDE of the Bible.
The Day St George lost his head … literally
Apr 19, 2016 |
On the 23rd April 303 AD in Nicomedia, (near today’s Istanbul), St George of dragon fame was beheaded on the orders of the Roman emperor Diocletian. As you’re no doubt aware he went on to become the patron saint of Englend, and quite a few other places as well as it happens. The story of his life and death is no less fascinating.Read More
The Death of a Saint and the Start of a Romantic Tradition – The Martyrdom of St Valentine
Feb 12, 2016 |
Monday 14th 270 AD was quite a day for Bishop Valentine of Interamna (now Terni in Umbria), for on that day, in Rome, he was stoned to death and then beheaded on the orders of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.Read More
Onward Christian Soldiers : When the Salvation Army took on the Nazis – In Guernsey
Feb 5, 2016 |
The German Occupation of the Channel Islands is a dark period of the islands history. A time when slave labourers were worked to death in the islands to help complete Hitlers Atlantic wall defence system. Practical resistance was virtually impossible. However one courageous member of the Salvation Army stands out – Major Marie OzanneRead More
New First-Hand Account of Jesus Miracle Found
Jan 26, 2016 |
An incredible first hand eye-witness account of Jesus performing a miracle has been unearthed in the Vatican archives.Read More
The Meaning of 12 Days of Christmas Carol
Dec 22, 2015 |
There’s one particular Christmas Carol that continues to baffle people – “The Twleve days of Christmas”. What in the world do ‘leaping lords’, ‘French hens’,’swimming-swans’ and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?Read More
The Languages (& Translations) of the Bible – Linguistic Conundrums
Jul 28, 2015 |
Much of the Christian Bible was written in Greek so why don’t we read the Bible in Greek? How many languages has it been translated into? and Why does it matter? It turns out that the answer to the last question is very important indeed when you study the linguistic differences, subtle nuances and context in which writtings can appear within a passage of scripture.Read More
Did the Romans invent Christmas?
Dec 12, 2014 |
The Romans were pagans for the first 300 years of Christianities existence.We’ll see in this article that Christianity has been very clever in subsuming pagan festivals and replacing them with their own, especially when the exact dates of some Christian festivals cannot be pin-pointed precicisely.Read More
Pivotal Moments : November 27 1095 – The Pope orders Crusade
Nov 26, 2013 |
There are key moments in history when on the decisions and actions of men the course of human history is changed forever. November 27 1095 was such a day. It was the day on which Pope Urban II made perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages calling for crusade in the Holy land.Read More