Is Easter Pagan? (“Pagan Influences?” Series)

Is Easter Pagan? (“Pagan Influences?” Series) (Originally published in the Classical Astronomy Update, Thursday, March 20, 2008) The feast of LORD’s resurrection, commonly known by the name Easter in the English language, is one of the most ancient observances in Christianity. Most Christians today keep this traditional Sunday holiday as a special day unto the LORD. However, in recent years, … Continue reading

The Astronomy of Easter

The Astronomy of Easter (Originally published in the Classical Astronomy Update in 2003) He is not here: for He is risen! – Matthew 28:6 Every Christian knows that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, and in this way became the perfect Passover sacrifice, “the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world” … Continue reading


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Venus, Mars and the Moon

VENUS, MARS AND THE MOON: Look outside this evening to see the dazzling bright “star” VENUS shining in the evening sky. Notice the fainter, yellowish “star” nearby. This is the planet MARS. You’ll easily find these planets on the evening of Tuesday, January 31 when they are joined by the four-day-old waxing crescent Moon. These three bodies will make a … Continue reading


This very famous photo called “Earthrise” was snapped 48 years ago today, on December 24, 1968. This is the very first picture ever taken of the “Full Earth,” so that the entire globe can fit inside a single image frame. It would be impossible to explain to a young person today, nearly a half century later, how this image rocked … Continue reading

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