Blog Archives

Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity: A Summary

My article, “Homosexuality, the Bible, and Christianity” provides an extensive analysis of the key biblical, religious, and social issues relating to homosexuality. That article challenges and refutes the common traditional and conservative Christian view that homosexuality is inherently evil and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

God: Puppetmaster or Manager of the Universe?

Back when Isaac Newton reigned supreme in the world of physics, it was popular among scientists and philosophers to think of the universe as a vast machine grinding along on an inevitable path that could be fully predicted into the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

How Many Hells did Swedenborg Say there Are?

Question: In his essay “The Red Angel,” the British writer and literary critic G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) wrote: If you keep bogies and goblins away from children they would make them up for themselves. One small child in the dark can invent more

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Afterlife

What is the Biblical Basis for a Heavenly Mother?

In the Bible there are various mentions of goddesses and female idols worshipped by the pagan nations surrounding the Israelites—which, of course, are rejected as false gods. By contrast, references to the God of the Israelites (which Christians generally see

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in All About God

Are Deaths from Natural Disasters an Unavoidable Side-Effect of God’s Creation?

As amazing and beautiful as this physical universe is, it is also filled with almost unimaginable cataclysmic violence—which commonly brings suffering, pain, and death to the living residents of our earth—plant, animal, and human. Why did God create the universe

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

“Get Out of My Country”? Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

“Get out of my country!” That’s what a distraught and rather drunk man shouted just before he shot three people in a bar in Olathe, Kansas on February 22, 2017. Two of the men he shot were skilled engineers from

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Current Events

Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the issue of mental illness through the lens of the story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed man in Mark 5:1–20. One of the points made in that article was that mental illness is not some

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 1

These days we don’t talk much about demon possession. Yes, popular horror films such as The Exorcist, with their graphic portrayals of demonic possession, do make the rounds in our culture. But most respected health professionals think that a belief

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Is There a Common Theme in All Religions?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Mike: I believe in God. But I don’t really know why. How can this be reconciled? I was saved as a Christian but I

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

Will Sick or Disabled People Return to Good Health in the Spiritual World?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named A. Watson: My father suffered a stroke before he died and was left unable to speak and paralysed. I would like to know if

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Pain and Suffering, The Afterlife
Lee & Annette Woofenden

Lee & Annette Woofenden

Featured Book

Click to buy on Amazon

Join 794 other followers

Earlier Posts
Blog Stats
  • 1,243,936 hits