Cleopas and friend, former adherents of the Jesus Movement, are ‘getting out of Dodge.’ Their leader, the rebel rabbi from Nazareth, has just been executed for treason by the Roman government. The Christian project has failed. Their fallen hero is obviously nobody’s awaited Messiah. Right? So they are on the road heading away from Jerusalem, moving away from the risk of being molested; for association with what’s left of the Movement is still dangerous. And, then, to add insult to injury, there are rumors of some kind of resurrection. How confusing and confounding it all must seem. Then, suddenly, Jesus is there beside them! ThisRead More →