Faith

Faith

Faith, as a system of explanation and providing meaning, purpose and values, comes in many forms which are by no means necessarily religious.
As Christianity’s certainties came under attack in the 19th century, four great secular faiths arose, each of which still exists but each of which is at least as tarnished as the great religions are – which only demonstrates that their failures are the usual human ones.

Jesus wasn’t white: he was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Here’s why that matters

Jesus wasn’t white: he was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Here’s why that matters

The problem is, Jesus was not white. You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you’ve ever entered a Western church or visited an art gallery. But while there is no physical description of him in the Bible, there is also no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.