Deep healing for hurting men

“Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed, there wouldn’t be so many angry men struggling to express and empathise with emotions.” – Lelia Schott Where did toxic masculinity come from? How did psychopathy and narcissism come about? I’m interested to know their origin because apparently, most western psychology studies are like western…

You and me and Ruth – Rob Bell

This episode of Robcast is a heartwarming message about hesed and how God watches over us when we, like Ruth in the Bible, heed an intuitive trust and journey from the known into the unknown. This ancient story, together with the other Bible stories, written by the minority who have been conquered and oppressed by…

Freedom from meaning: Drive, grace and the absurd

I have listened to the video for the most part and found it insightful. If I may summarise it in my own words, Peter Rollins wanted to reframe his own ideology using the language that Paul Hessert uses in his book, such as hero and saint, self and soul, and “cheap grace” and radical grace….

Keep hearing the word of grace and remain in peace and health

Here’s sharing my takeaway lesson from yesterday’s sermon at New Creation Church. I learnt from the message that the more we hear the gospel of grace, the more we flourish in peace and health because our body’s immune system responds intuitively to our belief that we are righteous and blameless and beloved. I interpret the…

Grace and Karma

What is grace and what is karma? How does grace supercede karma? Additional resources: Grace triumphs over karma, just as mercy triumphs over judgment Grace (unconditional love) and karma (conditional love) John 9:1-12New International Version (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2…

Why do we judge?

The old testament god judged and criticised a lot, and condemned and rejected anyone who didn’t conform to the norms or measure up to perceived standards. The old testament god was a mental projection of those who were still staying in a state of lower consciousness, and living in duality of good and evil. In…

RIP, Megachurch

A particular megachurch that I used to go to has become a monolith. What do I mean by “monolith”? One dictionary defines it as “a large, impersonal political, corporate, or social structure regarded as indivisible and slow to change”. Gone are the days when worship songs freely came flowing from hearts of the church songwriters…

Are all equal?

In the animal kingdom, one human perspective (possibly western colonialist) proposes that some animals occupy the higher echelons of society, and others the lower echelons. Predators are often elevated to the top of the food chain, and plankton and microbes are consigned to the bottom. Are all animals equal then? When we apply a hierarchical…

The irony of megachurch pastors

The original context of Noam Chomsky’s quote was regarding the government and big corporations in Canada who wanted to proceed with fossil fuel developments at the expense of the environment and the indigenous people are the ones taking the lead in combating climate change. But the same can be said of megachurch pastors, who rank…