Religion and rules

Rule-Based Religion: A Non-Relational ‘Righteousness’ that is not Righteousness We can now move on to our second main focus under the heading of ‘de-relationalisation’ by noting that, abstract discourses aside, another big result of suppressing relational wisdom is rule-based religion.  First, biblically, righteousness is relational, something you do in relation to someone, whether God or neighbour,... Continue Reading →

About Jesus…

Having just read G. K. Chesterton's The Everlasting Man, so much stood out as, frankly, pure genius.  However, these few lines were among many that were just stunning, and I hope they inspire you to read this incredible journalistic and dare I say, playful, account of history, religion and the fact of Jesus of Nazareth.... "'The first rational... Continue Reading →

Thursday: Identity

Below is my script for Pause for Thought on BBC Radio Devon:   Using the brilliant Disney film ‘The Jungle Book’ this week, we’ve thought about following, anxiety and trust.  Today we look at identity. The monkeys had kidnapped Mowgli and taken him to their leader, the orangutan King Louie, who wanted the power of... Continue Reading →

Humility is….

I came across this little gem today in a great book named below: "It is easy to play the world's game which is the power game, the game which depends on setting myself apart from others, distinguishing myself, seeking the limelight and looking for applause.  I find that it is only too easy to become... Continue Reading →

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