Today you will be with me in paradise

Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise

By Matthew Ryan Hauge, Ph.D. What happened to Jesus immediately after he died? Did he go to Hades? Did he go to Paradise? Or, did he go to Heaven? In a famous scene in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus turns to one of the criminals being crucified alongside him and says, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with …

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Matthew Ryan HaugeToday You Will Be with Me in Paradise
Reading Deuteronomy

Reading Deuteronomy

If you win this edition of Good Books Giveaway you will receive a free copy of Reading Deuteronomy: A Literary and Theological Commentary by Stephen L. Cook. A lost treasure for large segments of the modern world, the book of Deuteronomy powerfully repays contemporary readers’ attention. It represents Scripture pulsing with immediacy, offering gripping discourses that yank readers out of …

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Why are the four gospels different

Why are the Four Gospels Different?

By Matthew Ryan Hauge, Ph.D. Why are the four gospels different? The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John present Jesus in different and unique ways. This may sound controversial, but it is self-evident. After all, if they were identical, why would we need four of them? For some, the differing visions of Jesus in the canonical gospels are cause …

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Matthew Ryan HaugeWhy are the Four Gospels Different?