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Do we need a healthier view of hell?

A conversation with a group of believers convinced me that we need a much clearer view of what hell is and what it isn’t! I explain all, in my latest blog, posted on The Huffington Post under the title: “Our Belief In Hell Is One Helluva Belief”. Please click through to read it, and let me know what […]

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Do we actually need the historic Jesus?

“Blossom cross” by Tony Lobl The late, great Gil Scott-Heron poetically pointed out that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. It might be more accurate to say the revolution was not televised. Why the past tense? Because the revolution to end all revolutions arguably took place some 2000 years ago, when a carpenter’s son fomented a spiritual […]

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How do you heal a hurting heart?

I have had a new blog published in the Huffington Post UK, called Seeking a New Route to Feeling Loved and Complete? Here is an excerpt. “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” according to the 1955 movie featuring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. Indeed, love probably means as many different things as there are people – from […]

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The stage brings The Boss respite from self-hatred. Can we all find a fuller freedom?

Despite leaving university with a newly-minted mathematics degree in my back pocket a passion for music saw me take a cool but unlikely first step up the career ladder. I stacked shelves at a hip London record store. A colleague and I shared a love for all things Bruce Springsteen and one afternoon I accepted her invite […]

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Looking for A Less Stressed Christmas? Here are Some Pointers!

We have had a couple of last-minute Christmas blogs published. The titles speak for themselves! Huffington Post UK: 8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas. This is Nottingham: The gift of love that can unwrap a less stressed Christmas Whether or not you have time to read these blogs as you finalise preparations […]

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World AIDS Day: ‘Neither do I condemn you’

The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]

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Celebrating a 400 years-old translation of ancient wisdom using 4 years-new technology…!

Mission “Very Possible”… The task: To read Romans 3 in its seventeenth century language version from the King James Version of the Bible…. The date: May 1, 2011 – the 400th birthday of the “Authorised Version”… The location: The Christian Science plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, home of “The Mother Church”…established in 19th century New England. The […]

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Is Britain really “no longer” Christian?

The Guardian recently ran an editorial entitled Religion: respecting the minority.   The “minority” in question are Christians. This is based on a “British Social Attitudes” survey which asked a sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one?  The editorial reports  “when the […]

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Do we have a date with Armageddon – or with “new views of divine goodness and love”?

Apparently a Christian organisation called “We Can Know” assures us that the Rapture will take place on May 21st of this year, as reported by BBC Radio London broadcaster Jumoke Fashola, in a recent Inspirit programme.  Those not invited to rise as faithful Christians in the Rapture will experience the “end of the world” on […]

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A pint or a prayer? How did you see in the New Year?

Okay, so they do things slightly different “over there” in the US of A. But it was interesting to read the results of a “prayer versus alcohol” survey in The Christian Post. According to the poll an “estimated 66 percent say they will say a prayer before the start of 2011” while “more people said […]

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