The #1 Sign You’ve Found the One

The Bible doesn’t talk about soulmates, but it does have one significant definition of marriage which has the key to discerning who is a genuine keeper and which relationships are destined for failure. What do you look for in a romantic relationship? Culturally we’re told to find someone who looks good on paper: someone who has the right job, comes from the right background, went … Continue reading The #1 Sign You’ve Found the One

Power, Mercy & Forgiveness in a Narcissistic World

Why we’re undeservedly blessed to have a forgiving and merciful God. Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with [Moses] there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands [of generations], forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children … Continue reading Power, Mercy & Forgiveness in a Narcissistic World

The Trauma of Religious Abuse

Lessons for the Church & how Victims can Heal from C-PTSD There has been an endless stream of systemic abuse, hidden by various churches, now coming to light. These are not small community gatherings we’re talking about, but literally the biggest institutions and corporate organisations calling themselves followers of Jesus. How the mighty are falling. It begs the question: how does this happen? What are … Continue reading The Trauma of Religious Abuse

How God Heals

Many churches promise healing for all kinds of ailments, but is physical healing something which God promises unconditionally? Is there a formula for getting God to do what you want? Why does sickness exist in the first place? What sort of healing does God promise to those who have faith in Him? Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to … Continue reading How God Heals

Is Eastern Philosophy Compatible with Christianity?

Does the Buddhist/Hindu philosophy of detachment lead to Christian compassion? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. – James 2:15-17 There … Continue reading Is Eastern Philosophy Compatible with Christianity?

How to have a Backbone as a Christian

Don’t be Nice: be Kind. Being nice is often very dishonest, if you think about how we use the word “nice” compared to how we use the word kind. Nice guys are often secretly manipulative and exploitative with a strong sense of entitlement. “Oh, how nice of you” is often used very sarcastically because it refers to hypocrisy and selfishness. Nice is often about your … Continue reading How to have a Backbone as a Christian