I’m starting to see that the story of the woman caught in adultery is one of the most influential stories in the bible…at least to me. It has been a story that has always caused people to reflect on themselves, putting themselves in the place of the stone throwers. This is always good. We need … More Caught In Sin But Already Forgiven
As much as we don’t want to admit it…our doctrines dictate just about everything we do. We look at the bible for all the answers to see what we can and cannot do. We think the bible is a magic looking glass that allows us to see into the future and know what choices we … More Love is Greater than Doctrine
I saw this video the other day and it has had me spinning in thought ever since. It asks a very relevant question that may not have been asked 200…400…or even 2000 years ago in religious circles. The reason it interested me so much is precisely that the churches I came out of were notorious … More Do Religious Leaders and Con Artists Work The Same?
I had another conversation with someone the other day…it’s coming out more and more. The honesty is telling for sure. They are talking about the worship experience at their church….and how it just doesn’t seem real. It seems contrived. It seems all put together, yet it’s pitched as if God came in and took everything … More What’s An Acceptable Form Of Worship?
Our dualistic ideology has no problem putting God on our side. We have no problem using the bible to justify our position against our enemy. Why not? The bible is full of examples of God being on one side and against the other. Do you think this is who God is? I ask this only because … More We Use God As A Weapon
This is a great couple sentences…think on it. Jesus came to correct our misunderstanding of God. Not to make our standing with God correct. Correct — The Better Thing
Maybe one of the biggest problems with religion…and Christianity as an institution….is our dualistic ideology of God. To think that God has an enemy, or to place God in a situation where God has to fight to win. This way of thinking is old and spread throughout pagan religions for thousands of years….yet I think … More God Is Not Dualistic…God Is On Our Side
I have been forced to deal with an interesting question…”How much control does God actually have?” It’s a great question to ask ourselves. Why? Because maybe we give to much credit or put to much responsibility on God’s shoulders for the things in our lives. We are all guilty of wanting God to fix everything for … More How Much Control Does God Actually Have?
If you’re looking for Jesus, you may need to step outside of your church or organized religion to truly see what Love is…or who Love is. … More If You’re Looking For Jesus, Then Maybe Organized Religion Doesn’t Work
Paul justified his violence in the name of God…and then Jesus opened his eyes to his own religious behavior that was literally killing people. Are we any different? … More Religion dehumanizes those who are different. Love does not.