IS IT ENOUGH?

Is it enough? Will He find faith when He returns? Perhaps if he reclines and eats with the sinners Perhaps if he serves and cares for the poor Perhaps if he touches the leper, the sick and  unclean Perhaps We will see. Perhaps if he dies and gives his life for the world? The perfect reflection, … Continue reading

The Ooga Booga God and the Faraway Tree

In the stories of the Faraway Tree, there is a land called Topsy Turvy Land. I once addressed children with this story in mind and described how God is often “Topsy Turvy” to how we think. This post is going to take you to this land….. Ooga Booga god is a term I came up … Continue reading

The Scapegoat

A crowd has gathered around a young man. They push him to the ground, they spit on him. A few people take turns at hitting him with sticks. He doesn’t fight back, he curls up at the side of the dusty road in a foetal position. A man kicks him in the back, then plants … Continue reading

Sacrifice or “Sacrifice” Which is it?

As much as is revealed is also hidden Mystery shrouds the message of heaven Life A journey travelled in two distinct parts The Old The New The priest at the altar with his words to share The innocent Lamb The pure white dove Christ A sacrifice for god above A beautiful mother nursing babe Communion … Continue reading

The Wind….Where is it Headed?

Many years ago, I tried sailing a small catamaran on Cockburn Sound in Western Australia. The wind was probably only about 1 knot, barely enough to move us in a forward direction. The wind did pick up a little bit, and I was white knuckle terrified. Reflecting on Jesus’ words to Nicodemus made me think … Continue reading

Dangerous Games we Play

There is one game that Christians all tend to play – I feel I can pick on them because I am one. There is one game with several subtle variations – whichever version is engaged, no matter, it must be said that all such games are damaging. The name of the game is “Thus saith … Continue reading

More Sugar Please

Buzzing flies  Brown  Soft steamy shit It will taste better if I add some sugar I’ve heard about polishing terds…. But would I eat it?   Why don’t I consider a healthy alternative? Is there real safety in being conservative? Why do I swallow what shouldn’t be et? Anything other considered a threat!   It was … Continue reading

Beer Goggles

If it weren’t for the goggles I wouldn’t pick up   Squelchy carpets Thumping music Sleazy people Wanna root?   Goggles on   What a place! Friendly people Chicky Babes!   Beer Goggles and religion Much the same thing Obscuring your judgement Impairing your vision   Morning breath Pounding head Need to piss What the … Continue reading

The Lie (Part 2)

Mornin’. This post continues to look at the depth of the lie – the complexity of the Matrix that keeps us from freedom. (Perhaps reading the first in this series will help….find it by clicking here.) Following a bible study that looked at the story of Nicodemus visiting  Jesus, I began to think about being … Continue reading

Easter Inclusion

The Old Testament is all about exclusion, about holiness, about separation. Priests with disabilities were not allowed to offer sacrifices, the blind and mute were not allowed in the Temple. Women, children and Gentiles were also excluded. Interestingly, those with “crushed nuts”  or removed penises and those that were born Eunichs were also excluded from … Continue reading