The first chapter a person will see when they open up the Bible is Genesis 1. It begins at the beginning, helpfully enough, and attempts to explain how creation came to be while revealing the character of the biblical God and His purpose for the creation of the universe. Two key aspects of the biblical … Continue reading Bible Study with a Spiritual Atheist: Genesis 1
Sometimes, When the planets align, And you get really lucky. You can shake off your body, Forget who you are, And cherish the sounds of life's wind chimes.
For probably as long as humans have existed, we have questioned what the meaning of life is. We have constantly wondered about the purpose of not just human life, but all life. In trying to answer our own questions, we have often turned to either one god or several as an explanation, who have created … Continue reading Who Decides What Our Purpose Is?
Never trust a ghost to do its own PR. That's the lesson I learned reading "A Christmas Carol". Now, I am not talking about the Ghost of Christmas Past as it appears to be accurate enough in the visions it shows to Scrooge. Nor am I complaining about how transparent the Ghost of Christmas Present … Continue reading Never Trust a Ghost of Christmas Anything
Can you fix stupid? This is a key question, the answer to which has widespread implications for how we should respond to challenges in our lives and how challenging our futures might be if we are unlucky enough to be born into the "permanently stupid" category. Luckily for those of us that would be born … Continue reading Doubt All That You Do, But Never Doubt You
The young boy padded over to the side of the big leather armchair. He was just tall enough to lean his elbows comfortably on the armrest without having to stretch, his chin would normally slot into his hand out of habit as the leather of the chair made noises of protest against the new weight … Continue reading You’ve a Hole in Your Heart, Dear Johnny
Why do bad things happen in threes? Because of synchronicities. Couldn't it just be coincidence? But isn't it nicer to think it providence? But what if you're being misled? Well, I can worry about it when I'm dead. What if life after death is another hoax? So we die and it's see … Continue reading Synchronicity
I once saw God as my judge, Then I saw God as my servant, Now I see God as my partner in crime.
If going to church twice every Sunday, when you were a child, teaches you anything it's the difference between repentance and saying sorry. An apology is only words but repentance is action. To repent means you must actually change your behaviour and stop doing whatever it is you're repenting for. This distinction is important when … Continue reading Demand Repentance Not An Apology
If you hate yourself, It does not matter who loves you. That is what I have learned. It does not matter who hugs you, Or how many arms, there are, outstretched to hold you. You will only see someone wasting their time. It does not matter whose eyes behold you, Willing to wade … Continue reading It’s a Learning Process