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

Shame, Guilt, Vulnerability & God’s Love

What Steven Furtick got wrong about the bible, God’s love, and how to deal with pervasive shame in order to experience true forgiveness and reconciliation. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ If I had to categorise the … Continue reading Shame, Guilt, Vulnerability & God’s Love

Navigating Halloween for Christians

Discerning what is appropriate freedom v’s legalism for followers of Jesus with advice from a former witch. Halloween as we know it today is cobbled together from various pagan cultures around the world including Celtic, Greek, and Aztec traditions held around the last week of October to the first week of November. Within the pagan community, a huge diversity of practices and people relate to … Continue reading Navigating Halloween for Christians