Did it coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover? Have you ever wondered? I have…

Ancient Pottery excavated in the Holy Land.

For those religiously-minded, or like me interested in ancient history, this is an interesting problem, and it has been so for theologians and historians for centuries. A possible answer lies in the chapter “The Dating of the Last Supper”, from Pope Benedict XVI’s 2011 book, “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection” (San Francisco: Ignatius Press).

So, guessing you’re not going to put down your Easter meal prep and go order the book on Amazon, I’m going to try…


President Biden’s “Neanderthal” comment about the lifting of mask mandates by Texas and Mississippi Governors Abbott and Reeves has raised eyebrows and voices of Homo sapiens all over the political and cultural map.

Referring to the multiple vaccines which are being deployed nationwide, “the last thing you need,” Biden told reporters on March 4th, “is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything is fine, take off your mask.”

If there were sufficient Neanderthals to form a political constituency they would likely be massing in protest throughout the nation, echoing the sentiments of those Geico commercials a few years back, where…


By Kirby Timmons

  • Our current quarantine has an eerie similarity to events at Valley Forge during the American Revolution.
  • Valley Forge was a turning point leading to the successful American revolution.
  • Are we facing a similar “turning point” in our country’s history?

From our pandemic-induced quarantine, to the protests of police brutality leading to riots and violence the nation’s cities, it is clear that America is having a “moment.” But what kind of moment? And what lasting impact will this moment to have on our society and our nation, even our future economic stability?

These questions came up recently as…

Kirby Timmons

I write on psychology, organizational science and historical topics. My TV scripts have aired on all major networks.

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