Palm Sunday

You know, of all the Christian holidays, Palm Sunday strikes me as being a bit weird. I mean, yes, I know it’s the start of Holy Week, and the beginning of the end of Jesus’ pre-death ministry, but I don’t quite get why churches celebrate it with such enthusiasm. Yes, Jesus was riding […]

Have it your way

If you believe that God is Love, how can you believe that there is a hell?

Ah yes. Time for the essay in which I dig around through infuriating topics. Last week I posited that God is Love, and that he loves everyone, regardless of who they are and what they’ve […]

God is love

I’ve written my weekly philosophical essay. And it is offensive. I know this because I got offended while writing it. So I apologize to anyone who is upset by what I’ve written. I am deeply sorry if this week’s essay digs up terrible memories and pain.

However, I have gone over […]


Last summer as I read The Weight of Glory, which is a collection of essays by C.S. Lewis, there was one that made a point which is obvious in retrospect, but had me reeling at the time. The essay’s called “On Forgiveness.” The heart of it is this: for there to be forgiveness, […]


Emmanuel: God with us.

It’s a name that’s gotten into our language, and a concept that has gotten into our heads. It’s in our culture and history. Things and people are named Immanuel/Emmanuel all the time.

And by some quirk of the human psyche, we have got used to […]


Awhile back, some poster on a Christian discussion forum who had a habit of teasing the Christians said something about how Christianity is a faith built on guilt and fear. And I read that, and my mouth kinda hung open for a moment. And I realized how diametrically opposed that is to the […]

The size of the thing

It is easy, some days, to feel very, very small.

We don’t like to let ourselves. I know I don’t. I like to be the heroine of my little story. Oh, y’know, I’ve got a future and a destiny and I’ve got talents and I can go out and do things! ‘Cause I’m […]

Expect, reject, need, deny

This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything. All that I could want and nothing that I need. – “This World”, Caedmon’s Call

There are people who reject that God exists because they say he is merely a construct of what humans expect.

There are people who reject that God exists because […]