Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Does Jesus poison everything?

The late great atheist, Christopher Hitchens, said that religion poisons everything (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) “…organized religion is “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous … Continue reading

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The nature of biblical inspiration

What does it mean when we say that the Bible is inspired by God? And a question we don’t often ask is, in which way is it inspired? The “inspiration” for this post comes from lengthy discussions I’ve been having … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eleven

“Let’s turn the Middle East into a sea of glass!” “Let’s nuke ’em back to the stone age!” I can remember saying these types of  patriotic sentiments, and hearing my friends echo them, during the Iranian hostage crisis in late 1979. Later, during … Continue reading

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Religion vs. following Jesus

Religion is about us inviting God into our life; following Jesus is about Him inviting us into His life. I don’t believe in religion.

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Does evil come from God?

In a word, no. If you need an explanation, read on. This subject came up in a discussion at Insanitybyte’s blog with her post, “Mirrors and Conundrums,” which included fellow believers and an atheist.  This is a vast subject which I will only be able to briefly … Continue reading

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What Kathy Griffin says about us as a society

I don’t usually talk about current events or things political, and I certainly don’t want to bring up what Kathy Griffin did just to pile on the condemnation already directed her way. I’m sure she realizes that this was a … Continue reading

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Deconstructing deconstruction

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this October, it’s appropriate to talk about the present reformation we’re in. Luther’s reformation represented a major deconstruction of the Church’s soteriology. The current reformation is challenging many traditionally held beliefs about the atonement, grace, … Continue reading

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