The absence of God and the atheist conversion kit

It can be the hardest thing for people who have been in the Christian religion for a long time to let go of the psychological crutch of believing in God because it may be the last thing that keeps them from facing their inner anxieties, doubts and uncertainties, which takes courage and honesty. Language itself…

[Video message] “Success as Failure (Part 10)” by Drew Sumrall

In this video, Drew Sumrall talked about crucified identities, which Peter Rollins has also mentioned before in a video message recently, about how we lay aside our various tribal identities when we follow Christ, and become one in Christ, who is neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, Republican nor Democrat, and…

The Gospel of Depression (A Paradox) | Epicurus on Happiness

I found today’s devotional by Henri Nouwen timely as it relates to my recent pondering about the need to be in touch with human emotions, such as sorrow, in order to find comfort and liberation in the midst of brokenness. Jesus Mourns Jesus, the Blessed One, mourns. Jesus mourns when his friend Lazarus dies (see…

Thoughts on “I Believe in Child Labour, Sweatshops and Torture”

One of the reasons why we cannot actually admit to ourselves the truth of what we believe (i.e. our beliefs as reflected in our material actuality) is because we have not experienced grace. If, for instance, I mostly watch family television and comedies then I don’t believe in watching politically informative documentaries that might challenge…

Peter Rollins – We are a fiction

I noted that Peter Rollins was sharing about two ways of creating a community. He said that in a certain sense, we are a fiction, in that there are moments when we realise the stories we tell ourselves are a form of fiction because our beliefs are designed to prevent us from knowing who we…

Some reflections on ideologies

Life is what we make of it. Ideologies serve as a tool for us to make sense of our perception of reality. They are not the truth itself but rather signposts that lead us to the truth. It seems that many ideologies share a common hope or desire or concept of a better world or…

Peter Rollins on the Good News and IKON – his Evangelism Project

Video information Peter Rollins explains why the Good News of Christianity as that we are uncertain and have no idea. I noted that Peter Rollins proposed that we embrace our brokenness and uncertainties instead of suppressing them with religious, political and/or social narratives that cover our anxieties and fears. He has made some incisive observations…