Deconstructing pro-slavery theology

   Below is an excerpt of the article “When Our Truths Are Ignored: Proslavery Theology’s Legacy”: Proslavery theology simply maintained that a creature that God had cursed, as evidenced by the Myth of Ham, could never be a truth-telling, law abiding, and morally upstanding Christian. In his work Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old…

Nature is my mega church

About the last true hermit Christopher Knight said that he lost his identity during his years of solitude. “With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have…

“I know when you sit down and when you rise up.” Psalm 139:2

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The name of the essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson looks familiar, and I remember quoting him saying “Earth laughs in flowers”. I learnt from Wikipedia that he led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century,…

Documentary: God in the Box

God in the Box – GLOBAL SNEAK PEEK from God In The Box on Vimeo. Imagine walking up to a large Box on a street corner. On the side it reads, “God In The Box.” Inside the Box is a drawing tablet, a pencil and two questions: What does God look like to you? What…

Embracing the mysteries of the universe

Yes, the scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and learns what Nature has to teach is more humble (or teachable) because he acknowledges that the mysteries of the universe are always unfolding and are reminding us that there is still so much more that we don’t know, hence so much more…

Where did religion come from?

Video commentary: Rob Bell – The Gods Aren’t Angry Tour; Studio: Zondervan I was enjoying listening to Rob Bell’s educational and entertaining account of where religions came from, and somehow I was inspired to write this rhyming “poem” that flowed from my mind to summarise what I have learnt so far from his message. The…

Anthony De Mello – Wake Up!

I have listened to the above message by Anthony de Mello. It is a good reminder of the importance of being free from the drug that the society exercises over us. While I think it is probably part of the human psychology to appreciate it when people show acceptance or approval of us – and…