Christian Origins/Current Faith

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Author: James Mikołajczyk

James Mikołajczyk is a U.S. Army veteran. His overseas tours include Kosovo, Iraq, and Korea. He earned a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern College (Kansas) and a B.A. in Religion from American Military University. He published his Master's thesis as a book called 'esus the Jew, Christ the King' (WestBow, 2016). He also hosts a website titled 'Christian Origins/Current Faith' (www.cocf-ministry.org). He lives in North Carolina.


This blog presents the findings of Christian origins research in a way that combines discernment, evangelism, faith, scholarship, and spiritual development. The goal is to answer N. T. Wright’s challenge, “For too long we have read scripture with nineteenth-century eyes and sixteenth-century questions. It’s time to get back to reading with first-century eyes and twenty-first-century questions.”

Equal Opportunity in Ancient Galatia

The “protected category” clause is not a new idea, but a contemporary solution to a very ancient problem. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul of Tarsus wrote, “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28). This verse is comparable to the anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies were are accustomed to hearing in our time.

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