Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 3 – Ministry)

In this series, we’ve been comparing Buddha and Jesus in order to get into a better position to evaluate whether claims about their similarity hold up under scrutiny. So far, Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 3 – Ministry)”

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Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 2 – Pre-Ministry Life)

My goal in this blog series is to compare the teachings of Buddha and Jesus in order to see how closely they align. Before I get into controversial waters, it is absolutely Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 2 – Pre-Ministry Life)”

Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 1 – The Chosen Mothers)

To start off this series, I thought it reasonable to go to the beginning. Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) and Jesus (the Christ) were both born. So, how similar were the Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Who Were They? (Part 1 – The Chosen Mothers)”

Buddha and Jesus: Where My Investigation Began

In 2013, I visited Cambodia. The predominance of Buddhism in the country was apparent to me as an American. Instead of churches and crosses, there were orange-robed monks Continue reading “Buddha and Jesus: Where My Investigation Began”