Besides the Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamum was known for the Asclepion, a temple of healing devoted to the demigod Asclepius. We discuss the pagan rites of Pergamum and why the church there represents the history of the Christian church between 313 and 606 AD.
Just in time for Halloween, the New York Times has run a puff piece on a woman who calls herself an “ordinary” woman—who just happens to have an altar in her home with moon pendants, candles, crystals, and an idol of the goddess Diana.
China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe has landed on the far side of the moon. We discuss the mission, the moon’s role in pagan religion, and the practice of scientists drawing on pagan religion to name objects in space and scientific missions.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE and the sin of the Watchers are the focus of this week’s New Testament study. Peter and Jude were in accord with the letters we read this week, and there is a lot of meat in these four short chapters.