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How has Religion become a Justification for Murder?

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan began their ’round-the-world bicycle trip in South Africa in July of 2017. They pedaled through several countries in Africa, then through Europe, and then into central Asia. All along the way, people followed their journey

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What is the Spiritual Significance of the Story of Elijah and Elisha?

The previous article, “What Can We Learn from the Story of Elijah and Elisha?” responded to this Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Adom Ameyaw: Can you explain and give the significance 2

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

What Can We Learn from the Story of Elijah and Elisha?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Adom Ameyaw: Can you explain and give the significance 2 Kings 2:1–18 in the life of a Christian? 2 Kings 2:1–18 tells the fascinating

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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

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”?

The question is: Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”? Short answer: No, Jesus never actually said that. He did say some things that seem to imply it, and that are

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 5

(This is Part 5 and the conclusion of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 4, click here.) Points 19–21 of Dr. McKenna’s article make

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 4

(This is Part 4 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 3, click here.) Points 12–18 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with big issues of God’s

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 3

(This is Part 3 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.) Points 6–11 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with human experience of and

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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 1

The title of this article, minus the question mark, is the title of an article posted recently (December 1, 2016) on the Huffington Post Blog. Its author is J. H. McKenna, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer on the History of Religious Ideas

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What is the Difference between Justification and Salvation in Swedenborg’s Theology?

In the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), as in other Christian theologies, justification is seen as part of a process that results in our salvation. In a nod to the traditional Christian concept of the ordo salutis (“order of salvation”), Swedenborg

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