Stories and narratives and the question of life after death

Everyone feels compelled to create a story or narrative to deal with their personal fear of death, the ultimate unknown. Every religion, society and culture has their own version of what life is after death. There are probably 7 billion opinions about life after death, so whose opinion is correct? The bible itself is open…

Drew Sumrall – The Impractical Christ

I have listened to the first part of this video series in which Drew shared that our relationship with Jesus is only authentic when it is born out of true love, and he added that we abandon our faith in Christ when we are obsessed with outcomes in life since true faith in God isn’t…

God is not a belief-system

Originally posted on Jim Palmer:
God is not a belief-system. Jesus is not a religion. Christianity is not a check-list. Church is not an address. The Bible is not a book of doctrines. Community is not a meeting. Grace has no exceptions. Ministry is not a program. Art is not carnal. Women are not inferior.…

Can we relax in God instead of killing ourselves trying to find God?

I have read the contemplative blog “The Divine Touch” by Dylan Morrison and I agree that God/Divine is already in us and we are also already in God, and separation is an illusion that has been perpetuated by many leaders in organised religions who often attempt to sell their concept of an external god through…

Thoughts on “Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus”

“Jesus unambiguously preached mercy and forgiveness. These are supposed to be cardinal virtues of the Christian faith. And yet Evangelicals are the most supportive of the death penalty, draconian sentencing, punitive punishment over rehabilitation, and the governmental use of torture. Jesus exhorted humans to be loving, peaceful, and non-violent. And yet Evangelicals are the group…

The “chi” energy of Love

Video information Lama Dondrup Dorje demonstrates complete command of energy and talks about the Energy Bubble and Buddha Nature I was reflecting that tai chi (or qigong or wu shu) can be seen as a peaceful and non-violent form of martial arts that can be used for meditation and transformation of energy for one’s own…

Occupy Christianity with Unconditional Love

I think we need to decry the injustice done to countless people in the name of christianity, specifically the legalistic and fear-mongering sermons and teachings that emphasise on sin-consciousness and sin management, hell and damnation doctrines, and guilt-tripping messages about not being spiritual enough, not having a heart to serve the Lord, trying to get…

Are heaven and hell real places? Where is Jesus’ body today?

In a video message, a pastor claimed that that heaven and hell are real places, not metaphors. He said that Jesus described “hell” as having fire that is not quenched and worm that does not die. He also asked a question: If heaven is a metaphor, then where is Jesus’ present physical resurrected body today?…

Some Thoughts about Heaven and Hell from a Christian Perspective

There has been an increase in discussions among christians about heaven and hell lately, mainly in response to a video preview of Rob Bell’s new book called Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived . Gary Sigler made an insightful comment: “If there was a literal…