Was Jesus Seditious? (Part 2 of 3)

In the last post we saw a scholar’s approach to the question of Jesus’ wife, and today we’ll examine two popular accounts of Jesus’ politics.

Within months of each other, Bill O’Reilly and Reza Aslan published books that are still on bestseller lists: Killing Jesus: A History and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus […]

About Loren Rosson

Loren Rosson heads up the circulation department at the Nashua Public Library. He's worked at the library since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, with the exception of the two years he spent in Lesotho with the Peace Corps, teaching high school.

Was Jesus scandalous? (Part 1 of 3)

Was Jesus scandalous? Perhaps not in the ways many people think.

Jesus may have had a wife, but if so, we’ll probably never know who she was.

Jesus seems to have opposed taxes, but his anger was directed at an agrarian empire that had little in common with the targets of modern libertarians.

Jesus could […]

About Loren Rosson

Loren Rosson heads up the circulation department at the Nashua Public Library. He's worked at the library since graduating from Lewis and Clark College, with the exception of the two years he spent in Lesotho with the Peace Corps, teaching high school.

Dead before we knew him

Despite current sentiment toward the federal government, I’ve always been a fan of the institution of the President of the United States.

So many different people have given the role so many different meanings. Some presidents are beloved, some are hated; all are unique men with complicated stories. And some of these intriguing stories are […]

About Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith is the supervisor of teen services at the Nashua Public Library and can also frequently be found at the reference desk. As a history and Spanish major at Kenyon College she spent a year in Salamanca, Spain. She earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.

Everybody Poops

Most mornings when using Starbucks’ drive-through, I don’t bother turning down the volume of my audiobook.

Just the other day, though, I was listening to Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal and I may have scarred the employees.

It’s not that Gulp is inappropriate or mean-spirited or violent or graphic, but it is […]

About Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith is the supervisor of teen services at the Nashua Public Library and can also frequently be found at the reference desk. As a history and Spanish major at Kenyon College she spent a year in Salamanca, Spain. She earned her master's in library and information science from Simmons College.