Gone are the days when everyone quoted from the King James Version. Bible Gateway lists no less than 50 English Bible versions,not including novel paraphrases like the Hip Hop or…
Marc D. Pare
I once was at the crossroads between atheism and Christianity. I was 18 years old. The weakness of many of the arguments I heard against atheism, such as “atheism leads to believing that life has no meaning, which proves it’s false,” were driving me toward atheism, or at least toward a formal rejection of Christianity.
In this short text in the book of Acts, Luke reports a miracle. It’s the resurrection of Dorcas, who was part of the Christian community in Joppa, a city that today is part of Tel-Aviv and is one of the oldest city-ports of the eastern Mediterranean world. Dorcas is apparently a well-to-do woman – perhaps even the widow of a sea captain.