Reading Time: 5 minutes Here is another guest piece from Dana Horton, who is interested in secular spirituality. There are some questions that could be raised from this, as I add below. Over to Dana: Is Bugs Bunny in Heaven? (Reading time 3 minutes) Last week we had a great time talking about evil and suffering, and whether these […]
Does Evil Disprove the Existence of God?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Here is another guest post from Dana Horton; as ever, thanks! Does Evil Disprove the Existence of God? (Reading time 3-60 minutes) Here’s a fun one on evil and suffering: One of the primary arguments against the existence of God (especially the ‘old man’ version of God) is the existence of suffering. Surely if there […]
Why Do We Create Myths?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dana Horton is back with another one of his guest pieces – thanks ever so much! Over to him: Why Do We Create Myths? (4-minute read) Last week we talked about ‘Our Guy’ Heraclitus, and the idea of not being able to step in the same river twice. In the article, we mentioned that Heraclitus […]
Archetypes and the Story of Joseph – Part 2
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is another guest post from Dana Horton following up a recent first post, “Archetypes and the Story of Joseph – Part 1“. Thanks so much to Dana for this, as ever. We’re back! Our last post (more than a month ago) was about archetypes — or more specifically, how everyone has a combination of […]
Archetypes and the Story of Joseph – Part 1
Reading Time: 5 minutes Thanks again for Dana Horton for another stimulating guest piece, this time on Jungian-style archetypes regarding the Bible: Archetypes and the Story of Joseph — Part 1 (5-minute read) Over on the blog site Three Bullet Thursday, we (i.e. “I”) ran a series of essays on the story of Joseph in Egypt. First, there’s the […]
Christianity and the Afterlife – Post Jesus and Paul
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following his previous two-piece on the afterlife, looking at the claims of Jesus and Paul, Dana Horton guest posts the continuation of that theme in this next one. Thanks, as ever, to Dana: Christianity and the Afterlife — Post Jesus and Paul Many of us were raised in the western Christian culture with the belief […]
What Does Paul Say about the Afterlife?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is another guest post from Dana Horton, following on from his piece What Does Jesus Say about the Afterlife? What does Paul say about the afterlife? (5 minute read) In an earlier post, we examined what Jesus said, and did not say, about the afterlife. Let’s do a compare and contrast with Paul. Why is […]
Does Prayer Work If God is Not Listening?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here, we have another offering from Dana Horton looking at atheism and spirituality, again dealing with the subject of prayer: Does Prayer Work If God is Not Listening? (4 minute 30 second read) Last week we outlined how the Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) taught us to pray in ministerial school. These steps may […]
What Does Jesus Say about the Afterlife?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is another guest post from Dana Horton, this time looking at Jesus’ claims regarding life beyond death (thanks Dana!): What does Jesus say about the afterlife? A lot of us in a western Christian culture just assume there is an afterlife. It is what we grew up believing. So that means the afterlife is […]
Is Prayer Just Intention on Spiritual Steroids?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is another nonreligious piece with a spiritual bent from Dana Horton: Is Prayer Just Intention on Spiritual Steroids? (5 minute read) In ministerial school (Centers for Spiritual Living, or CSL) we were taught that there were five steps to ‘proper’ praying. This technique was a little different from the Christian tradition of pleading with […]