Something I’ve said for a long time now is that you cannot properly understand the Bible without Jesus interpreting it for you. Yet, many Christians read the Bible indiscriminately, as if Jesus never happened. Historically, and even to this day, quoting the Old Testament to justify just about every questionable thing. Continue reading
I talked about what René Girard calls the “scapegoat mechanism” that’s alive and well in human beings last time. This insidious desire is at the bottom of what poisons everything. This time I would like to look at what he said about Christianity and how the Cross of Christ exposes scapegoating and reverses the founding murder. Continue reading
My tongue is firmly in cheek here, playing off the subtitle of Christopher Hitchens’s book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, but I do want to make a point about this that I believe I can back up with empirical data.
Here’s my logic: There has been much evil done in human history. All of these atrocities involve human beings. Therefore, human beings poison everything.
You will no doubt object to this simplistic Continue reading
Okay, I’m clearly no expert in this field but my geek-oriented mind can read. Also, I believe the topic of consciousness can lend further understanding into our spiritual interactions with God, so it should be of some interest to us as Christians. And while materialists attempt to demonstrate that consciousness comes from physical matter, we have good reason to be skeptical. Continue reading
This is a video interview I did with my blogging friend Daniel Lovett for his Sozo Talk Radio program. We did this on Skype so the video is a bit choppy but the audio is good. Daniel and I talked about my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace, and shared other fun God stories. This is part one of a two-part interview.
You should also check out Daniel’s post, “Shift Happens, Mel Wild (pt 1)” and his blog. He has a lot of other good things to say there, too.
Posted in Faith, Father Heart of God, Love, Reformation, The Shift
Tagged Charismatic, Christianity, Daniel Lovett, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Sonshift, Sozo Talk Radio, transformation
I’ve noticed (or confirmed) something very interesting in my recent dialogue with atheists and skeptics about classical theology and philosophy. Like the dogmatic religious Fundamentalist, the atheist or skeptics also have their dogmatism and Fundamentalism. But what this actually reveals is the human “delete” key (or perhaps, trapdoor) in our mind that doesn’t recognize things we don’t expect. Continue reading