Reconciling NDEs and Religious Tradition

Reconciling NDEs and Religious Tradition  I tell you, on the day of judgement you will have to give an account for every careless word you utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:36 Can we reconcile the reports of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) with scripture … Continue reading Reconciling NDEs and Religious Tradition

How Did I Miss That? Part 21: Sin is its own Punishment

How Did I Miss That? Part 21: Sin is its own Punishment  Do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you. John 5:14c In my opinion, there are a number of misconceptions about sin. First and foremost is that sin is offensive to God. We are created in the image of God, and … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 21: Sin is its own Punishment

Christian Values: Justice

Christian Values: Justice  Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion, and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was bitten … Continue reading Christian Values: Justice

Throwing Stones

Life Notes—September 5, 2013    “…they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.  Now in the law of Moses commanded us to stone such women.  Now what do you say?’  When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you … Continue reading Throwing Stones