Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Nova M31 Explosion 2001 Odd Trondal (CC-BY-SA-3.0 more) Article Preview (skip preview) Novae are fairly uncommon events and a nova occurring around the time of Jesus’ birth would have most probably caught the attention of the Magi (pseudo...
Was the Christmas “Star” a Comet?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Comet?

Hale-Bopp Comet (1997) (by Philipp Salzgeber CC-BY-SA-2.0-AT more) Article Preview (skip preview) Those who propose the 5 B.C. comet referenced in Chinese astronomical records is a legitimate candidate for the Christmas “star”...
Why Isn’t the Word “Trinity” in the Bible?

Why Isn’t the Word “Trinity” in the Bible?

 “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula (NASA/ESA/STSci more) Some critics of the doctrine of the Trinity object to the doctrine because the word “Trinity” does not appear in the Bible.  This article explains why Christian...