Effing with the Ineffable: Why we shouldn’t teach the Bible to our Children

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June 10, 2020

Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The Triune God. The Godhead, Three-in-One. The Trinity. For millennia Christians have tried to wrap their heads around this doctrinal concept that is at the core of their religion. For millennia true understanding of the...

April 17, 2020

There are many reasons that people stop going to church. Reasons that people still inside the Church often don't seem to understand. Because of this, people can feel - or fear being - misunderstood, marginalised or otherwise maligned for leaving thei...

April 7, 2020

There comes a time in life when uncertainty camps out on your doorstep. For some, it comes knocking more than once, in a manner that is initially disconcerting and unnerving. But with enough experience, some of us are eventually able to embrace it a...

September 10, 2019

Growing up in the church system I was always taught that the Preacher was the authority on everything spiritual. After all, they had been called and had gone to college to be taught about God and the bible.
I remember how impressed I was by preache...

July 16, 2019

I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Jesus I surrender
I surrender all
(Israel Houghton)

From my seat at the back of the church, sandwiched between friends, I was aware of people dabbing their eyes and sniffling as the music swelled around us. I did...

June 4, 2018

Ask someone about an artwork and their response will always tell you more about them than the piece in question. It is impossible to convey objectively, and indeed, its purpose is to elicit a subjective response that challenges the viewer to interpr...

May 1, 2018

Recently Pope Francis has come under scrutiny for his conversation with a distraught young boy, deeply worried about his recently deceased father’s eternal future. An atheist, the man had still raised his children as baptised members of the Roman Cat...

January 24, 2018

As time goes by, I realise that my opinions, thoughts and beliefs have changed. I don’t think this is unusual, but it becomes obvious when we cast the mind back.

Isn’t it unfortunate that so few words of Christ are recorded? If more was on record, pe...

August 8, 2017

“Do good to those that hate you.”

It strikes me that Jesus said a lot of things that he couldn’t possibly have meant. You know, the stuff about him being One with the Father, only doing or saying what God told him to. It just isn't true. I mean, it ca...

July 13, 2017

Read: Don't Worship, Just Breathe: Part One

Religion, for thousands of years, instead of setting people free, has divided them against themselves. It split their personalities. James references this when he says, “If any one of you is double-minded, d...

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