Friday, May 22, 2015
Mary Magdalene’s High Calling
Mary Magdalene. The name conjures all sorts of modern misconceptions. Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code portrays Mary as the secret wife of Jesus who mothered His descendants which later emigrated to the south of France. That book may have earned him a lot of money but it still inhabits the fiction shelves of bookstores. And with good reason—Brown’s plot twists are actually borrowed lies that were refuted long ago.
God’s Word, on the other hand, remains an unshakable and unchangeable source of truth. It stands as the only reliable testimony to the life of Mary Magdalene. The real Mary was a woman who had been delivered from the relentless torment of demonic possession. Christ miraculously rescued her from her horrendous spiritual captivity, and she remained faithfully devoted to Him. In fact, even when the other disciples fled from Christ in His darkest hour, she remained faithful.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Real Mary Magdalene
The name Mary Magdalene has a ring of familiarity in the modern era, even among people who are unfamiliar with the Bible. Fiction writers, conspiracy theorists, and religious revisionists have all managed to put their own spin on her story. But all of those extrabiblical inventions pale in comparison to the biblical truth about Mary Magdalene.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Myth of Mary Magdalene
Who is Mary Magdalene? What it is about her that garners so much attention? Was she a prostitute, a disciple, or even the wife of Jesus Christ? The legends surrounding this woman range from the innocuous to the blasphemous. The real tragedy, however, is how such myths distract us from the reality of God’s grace in this woman’s life.
The Power of Suffering (Softcover)