Who is Happy?

Blessed are those who…Happy are those who…The concept of blessedness and happiness is a consistent theme throughout scripture, from Deuteronomy to Job to Matthew to Revelation. A huge question for the ancient communities of the bible was, who is happy? That question is a central theme in Psalms. Through poetry, song and other kinds of expression, the psalmist develops […]

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God Fearers

As the Jesus Movement continued to spread in the first century, there was one obstacle that the earliest followers had to face: Who can follow Jesus? For instance, Jesus was Jewish, so do all his followers need to be Jewish? In general, what kind of people can and should follow Jesus? In a story from the Acts of […]

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