The First No-hell

Hell No!

Imagine there’s no heaven. So went the Lennon anthem. No hell down below us. Up above, only sky? I get the sentiment. I understand the thinking. Hell has been used as a threat to leverage people into being ‘good’ for centuries. It is the ultimate whip to bring mere fearful mortals into obedience to religious Read On…

It’s Freakin’ True!

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The world is freaking out! What, with global warming, terrorism, governmental and economic breakdown, false prophets popping up everywhere spouting their rhetoric, is it any wonder that people’s hearts are somewhat nervous? Jesus warned that it would be this way. “And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.For many Read On…

Would The Real Jesus Please Step Forward

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There is a Christian phrase that has been coined for many years now saying, “I’ve found Jesus”. To which, the clever answer is of course, “Oh, I never knew He was lost!” That may sound like a clever clogs answer, but I am wondering whether it has some truth wrapped in it. Has Jesus really Read On…

Jesus in Blue Jeans

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Ever thought how Jesus would be if he walked into your church today? Or your workplace? Or the local pub? Funnily enough, the pub is where you might find him, rather than the church! Jesus was never a conventional kind of guy. I am certain he would not swish into the room like some untouchable, Read On…

My Spirit Guide

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During my years of spiritual searching it was in vogue to have a ‘spirit guide’. Generally this would be something cool and mysterious (and a little dangerous), something like a red Indian chief, or an angel of some description. These invisible friends would be your tour guide and protector as you ventured into the wilds Read On…

Do You Have A 6 Pack Spirit?

6packabs

Anyone tried some promise all fix for six pack abs that required no work at all? No dedication. No discipline. Great idea, if it were grounded in reality. I’m sorry to say I have fallen a few times for the pictures of some super hunk sporting more muscles than I have brain cells, and thinking Read On…

Stuff Religion

stuff religion

Humankind is religious by nature. We are wired to worship someone or something. Yes, I know some people may deny it, but often the most virulent proponents of atheism are the most religiously zealous of all – spending all of their energy denying a God they claim does not exist. Kind of funny really. If Read On…

Slim N Sexy Guide To The Gospel

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Who else is tired of the Cosmopolitan version of the gospel that is too often punted around nowadays? You know the one I mean. It promises that if you accept Jesus He will make you rich, thin and sexy – and all at no cost to yourself? Well, maybe that’s a bit of a parody Read On…

Judge A Book By It’s Cover?

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Recently my wife and I have been reading the Book of James with our kids. Most mornings we try to come together for a short time to read and pray. In chapter 2 of James we are warned of the tendency us humans have to judge by the exterior instead of the person hidden underneath. Read On…