The original title of this blog was "Wisdom as a bitch". For those who have just dropped in, my premise is to examine Wisdom in Proverbs as female, wise and loving in the way that Jesus described his 'Father', not Joseph but God. The chapters I am use specifically define wisdom as female. Proverbs 1:20-33, … Continue reading (2) The dark side of Wisdom
I started my Theology course at University in 2007. I was an 'external' student, living in different state. In February of the following year the University held a Residential School. I went, very excited, looking forward to meeting others who were also 'Investigating God' and 'Investigating the Bible' .. which is how I thought of … Continue reading (1) Folly to be wise …
God created all of us in ‘his’ likeness. If we remove the sexism, assuming there is only one God, then God is both male and female. For simplification I’ll keep calling God ‘he’ .. If God created all of us in his likeness, then some part of him is black, white, yellow, red and gay. … Continue reading Created in ‘his’ likeness …
Who is God? .. or even ‘what is God’? I remember a discussion, well, almost a discussion, with an interesting young male Christian who, when asked not to use the Bible as a source of reference for ‘who is God’ gave up the argument straight away, because the Bible is the only source, or ‘Word’, … Continue reading Observing Genesis: The Tower of Babel and Faith
I had a man come to the door a few weeks ago, clutching some white paper, neatly folded. I opened the door cheerfully and he told me he was from a local town, specifically a church in a local town. Being me, I love discussing theology, belief, the bible and people’s opinions about all of … Continue reading God, my way
Jesus was hung on a cross for humanity’s sins. We know he was crucified because we have proof now, but the ‘why’ of this is up for interpretation. Christian folk have been taught that he was an innocent man tortured to save each of us, condemned for no reason but that he spoke out against … Continue reading Why do we keep punishing Jesus?
Afternoon all, This one has always been a puzzle for me. A God, who 'is' everything, 'created' everything, 'owns' everything, is omnipotent, omnipresent, very controlling (OT), or not controlling at all (NT), etc, wants the puny humans to go and kill others of It's creations and lay them on an altar of 'stone' or whatever, … Continue reading Why did God require Sacrifice?