Blog Archives

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

What Does It Mean to Sit at the Right Hand of God?

In Psalm 110, David writes: The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) And in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus quotes these words in an exchange with the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

Is Your Spirit Rounded or Angular?

As I was browsing headlines the other day, this title at LiveScience.com caught my attention: “A Politician’s Name & Face: Why a Good Match May Win Votes” How does someone’s name match their face, I wondered? As it turns out,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Afterlife

If There Was No Literal Flood, What does the Ark Mean?

In his massive multi-volume work Secrets of Heaven, originally published in eight Latin volumes in London, 1749–1756, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) states that the first chapters of Genesis, up to somewhere in the genealogy in Genesis 11 that leads to the stories

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Why does God Harden our Hearts, and Why are We Held Responsible?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Steve: Dear Lee, Could you help answer this for me? Romans 9:14–23 speaks of God making vessels of honour and vessels of dishonour. Also

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

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

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

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

Will Happily Married Couples be Together in Heaven?

The first article in this series, “Didn’t Jesus Say There’s No Marriage in Heaven?” responded to a Spiritual Conundrum from a reader named Nita, in which she wrote: I am widow and a believer in Jesus Christ. . . .

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife
Lee & Annette Woofenden

Lee & Annette Woofenden

Featured Book

Click to buy on Amazon

Join 859 other followers

Earlier Posts
Blog Stats
  • 1,478,695 hits