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Love, Belonging & Vulnerability

“Religion is another example of social contract disengagement. First, disengagement is often the result of leaders not living by the same values they’re preaching. Second, in an uncertain world, we often feel desperate for absolutes. It’s the human response to … Continue reading

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Things are Going to Be Much Better…..

Thanks James!!  

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Stealing Jesus

I had a dream. In the dream I was released from the captivity of religion. But when captivity ends and the captive set free, it creates a void. Now that I am free, who or what will fill “the void?” … Continue reading

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Can ‘Love of Neighbour’ change our world?

People want to be religious, says scholar Karen Armstrong; we should help make religion a force for harmony.

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What Ever Happened to the Good News?

“The church I attended in Chicago, located near a slum housing project, began as an outreach project of a large, traditional church. In time, though, the mother church cut off all funding. They learned that our inner-city tutoring program was … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T SAY THAT ……… (Leaving Christianity)

Reading my post, some have expressed their anxiety regarding my statement about “leaving Christianity”. Others, seeking to clarify “Christianity” tell me that being a Christian is “simply following Jesus.” But the “simply following Jesus” statement is not as simple as … Continue reading

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Leaving Christianity

One of the requirements for the journey that I have embarked on was to be absolutely honest regarding “Christianity.” But I had never contemplated that the outcome of this honesty would include leaving the same religion, which was not only … Continue reading

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If there is a God………..

I often reflect on a letter that I had sent out to friends several years ago. The letter was an invitation to an experiment to see if the “Christian Religion” could be simplified and lived out through one word. That … Continue reading

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Are we Good, Gooder or Goodest?

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world? Published on Jul 2, 2014 It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. … Continue reading

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“At its best faith in God is about thanksgiving, shared suffering, loss, pain, generosity, and love.”

I have just finished listening to an audio book by Frank Schaeffer. His fundamentalist evangelical background was very similar to mine and I found his journey, thoughts, memoirs and conclusions resonated with me. Recommended read/listen. Graeme Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don’t … Continue reading

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