Posts tagged ‘Religion and Spirituality’

Submit to Whom?

 

In this blog I make a distinction between religion and spirituality. Religion is a “unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things” (Emil Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life). Biblical spirituality is the real and personal encounter with the real and living Jesus. Read more…

This Is What God Says

The word of God came to me while I was asleep, and it awakened me. Read more…

Seeking, But Not Finding

So, in less than ten years we have seen what institutional religion has to offer. Read more…

My Reality

I hesitate to give this part of my testimony, but I am led to believe it will benefit someone. Read more…

God’s Mercy Again

So life took a little twist Tuesday. I was offered, and accepted, a full-time job for which I had not applied. Read more…

Jesus Is Real – Religion Is Not

The reason I started this blog rests with the truth that Jesus is real. Meeting, living with and for Creator, supervised by Paraclete, goes beyond mere intellectual assent. Read more…

Pentecost

We went to a Methodist congregation yesterday for Pentecost Sunday. Read more…

In the End Trust God

In a cloud of forgetfulness Christians today, at times, do not grasp (or believe) why Jesus opposed religious people. Read more…

Lent Work

“A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart” Proverbs 21:2 Read more…

Ignite Life

I was given a copy of a book for Christmas. It’s too intimately autobiographical for me in many places, but like all Christian spirituality it has gems for even people like me. Read more…