Thought Leaders Series: 2019 The issue with religious folks (all faiths) lies in their understanding and interpretation of ‘reality’. For religious folks reality is subjective, therefore events and history is subjective. In other words reality is seen only through the theological or doctrinal tenets of their ‘sacred text’. The issue here is that these sacred … Continue reading Fixed mindset v Growth mindset
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 The writers of the religious texts which form the basis of most known faith traditions were trying to make sense of their world, challenging social norms, and offering a moral vision of how communities, kingdoms and states can function effectively. Some of their ideas are enduring, while others are shortsighted. Therefore, … Continue reading The Task Upon Us
Today at Healingsprings fellowship In recent months I explored some fundamental problems with biblical texts and their doctrinal implication, using the book of Exodus as a case study. This series sparked a lot of questions which has opened my eyes to the degree of assumptions made by Christians about the influence of the faith. I … Continue reading A Moral Critique of the Book of Exodus_4
Thought Leaders Series:2018 By way of context, anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. A behaviour which psychologists describe as innate to humans. For example, in religion and mythology, anthropomorphism is the perception of a divine being or beings in human form, or the recognition of human qualities in … Continue reading Christian doctrine and Anthromorphism
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 Did they fall from heaven? Were they passed on by Jesus? By way of context let us examine some building blocks. First, systematic theology. This term which sounds like something out of an engineering lab, is a discipline of Christian theology that formulates an orderly, rational, and coherent account of the … Continue reading How did Christian doctrines come about?
Today @ Healingsprings fellowship “They fashioned a tomb for thee, O holy and high one The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies! But thou art not dead: thou livest and abidest forever, For in thee we live and move and have our being.” — Epimenides, Cretica, (6th-century BC philosopher) Epimenides was not a Christian, in … Continue reading Moral Critique of the Book of Exodus_3
Thought Leaders Series: 2018 There are three major areas in Christianity: God (a large part of our understanding of this concept emerges from the Text we commonly refer to as the Old Testament), Jesus (sources include the Gospels and writings, mostly in the Texts we commonly refer to as the New Testament), and the Doctrines … Continue reading Christian doctrines