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A trip down memory lane

When we are in Spirit the elements of time and space, and everything that is contained within them, are transcended. In less than the blink of an eye we can span millennia and travel two thousand years to the land of Israel to the place where Jesus walked “with His face set like flint to […]

Out of thin air?

Often, in an attempt to glorify the power of God, it is ascribed to Him that He created everything out of nothing. However scripture, that is, His revelation of Himself, contradicts this assumption. A loving Father could never be satisfied by a mere show of strength (although it is reassuring to know that, after all, […]

Up in smoke

“Religion is the opiate of the masses.” Karl Marx. This is true of dead religion, but . . . “Atheism is the opiate of them asses.” Karl baby, what were you smokin’?” See you around.

‘Free’-will: The last fig leaf of the self-righteous.

Why would anybody dismiss even the possibility of the incredibly good news of the salvation of all mankind? Well, it is true that a calloused heart would have difficulty in wishing for a transcendently and permanently happy outcome for all, especially if it included its enemies, but there is a deeper and even more sinister […]

Narcissistic? Moi!

“Jesus is my personal Savior” is a religious boast that cannot be found anywhere in scripture, but the following can: “Faithful is the saying and worthy of all welcome (and for this we are toiling and be reproached), that we rely on the living God, Who is the Savior of all mankind, especially* of believers.” […]

Barefoot and pregnant . . . with prayer

Prayer acknowledges God, and acknowledging God humbles the flesh, so let’s take off our shoes as we tip-toe on holy ground. One of the questions that frequently gets asked is, “If God is Sovereign and His purpose and plan are going to be accomplished anyway, why bother praying?” This writing was prompted by a dear […]

“Goodnight sweet prince.”‏

The stories shared on this website are usually drawn from my long-lost youth because time has given me more perspective to reflect on some of the sometimes subtle and sometimes ridiculously stupid religious antics I engaged in and Who got me out of them – and I have become a little better at laughing at […]

Requiem for a theologian

No matter how much of the Bible is quoted and appealed to if it is systematized to accommodate the strictures of the carnal mind it opposes God because “The natural mind cannot receive the things of the Spirit, indeed it is opposed to them.” And there, in one verse, is the reason why there has […]