What is the cost of our economic success?

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! … The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.” (Revelation 18:2-3) I don’t know about you, but I get uncomfortable with the market mechanisms that hold up our economies, while exploiting everyone and everything they touch. WhatContinue reading “What is the cost of our economic success?”

The Art of Indifference

This image, by yiuokami, is called “In Difference”. The artist explains the symbolism as follows: The radiant angel Inspired by a text in the bible that says the devil will present himself as an angel of light. It can be interpreted as the manifestation of all that is wrong with the human subconscious, with false guidance thatContinue reading “The Art of Indifference”

The Four Drones of the Apocalypse

This is a personal creation called “The Four Drones of the Apocalypse”. Based on Revelation 6 it symbolises the terrors of war, famine and death; terrors which inevitably follow in the wake of conquerors bent on conquest (the first drone of the apocalypse). The lamb unveils the truth behind the fog of propaganda that conquerorsContinue reading “The Four Drones of the Apocalypse”

Revelations that some Patriots won’t like

“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” (RevelationContinue reading “Revelations that some Patriots won’t like”

Ben Witherington on Dispensationalist Deviations

Having critiqued the Calvinists in “The Problem with Evangelical Theology”, Ben Witherington III moves on to another popular Evangelical stream, Dispensationalism. This extract represents what he sees as the most problematic features of Dispensationalist Theology, which I have further highlighted in some areas for emphasis: What may we learn from this lengthy discussion of Romans 9–11? First,Continue reading “Ben Witherington on Dispensationalist Deviations”

Revelation and Meditation

I was meditating this afternoon when it struck me that I should say something about the relationship between revelation and meditation, particularly from a Christ-centred perspective. Many forms of meditation, such as Zen and Yoga, focus on immediate experience. I have no problem with this, so far as it goes, yet I think its worthContinue reading “Revelation and Meditation”