When Jesus began his public ministry in the Roman province of Judea c. 28 CE, the “Jesus movement” became one of several competing Jewish religious/political movements of the time, including the Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, Zealots, and followers of John the Baptist. The Sadducees were an aristocratic, priestly group who collaborated with the Roman authorities to maintain the status quo;…..
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor….” (Luke 4:18)
The highlight of any U.S. Presidential inauguration is the speech delivered at noon, January 20, on the front steps of the Capitol in Washington D.C. This inaugural address is, traditionally, filled with inspirational lines designed to set…..