Gospel of Thomas 114 & Theodotus

Simon Peter said to them, “Make Mary leave us, for females don’t deserve life.” Jesus said, “Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven.” – Gospel of Thomas, sayingContinue reading “Gospel of Thomas 114 & Theodotus”

The Nativity of Jesus – Expanded Edition

With it being near the time of Christmas, I thought it’d be interesting to see how the story of the Nativity of Jesus plays out in apocrypha texts versus the canonical storyline. Below are the two canonical sources, the first being from the Gospel of Matthew (ESV translation): The Birth of Jesus Christ Now theContinue reading “The Nativity of Jesus – Expanded Edition”

First Apocalypse of James – Tchacos vs NHL

The Codex Tchacos is famous for having the “Gospel of Judas” but what many seem to forget, it actually contained four Gnostic texts! Besides Judas, there is “The Letter of Peter to Philip”, “Book of Allogenes” and “James”. The “Book of Allogenes” is a newly discovered book, and not to be confused with “Allogenes” fromContinue reading “First Apocalypse of James – Tchacos vs NHL”

Black Madonna shrine – Pacific, Missouri

It’s been over a month since my last post, and I usually try not to let that happen. Unfortunately in the past month, I had to deal with the passing of my beloved senior dog (Krypto, 15 years old). The leading up to his death, and the grief afterwards, has been pretty tough. Thanks toContinue reading “Black Madonna shrine – Pacific, Missouri”