Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse-Five, once observed, “For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon onContinue reading “Kurt Vonnegut on Christless Christianity”
The ten commandment were never meant to be a To-Do List.
It has not escaped my attention that some of the same kinds of Christians who accuse Muslims of lying in the cause of Islam are thoroughly accomodating towards lies and misinformation they see as advancing their own religio-political causes. Let’s not mince words. This is hypocritical and in direct violation of the Ten Commandments andContinue reading “Lies – No Excuse”
Above is an illustration of Moses and the Ten Commandments by Barbara Goshu. If you like it you can check out more of her icon-influenced Christian art at her website. Here’s her bio: “Barbara Goshu is a Polish national, educated in the medieval city of Krakow. She studied graphic arts, painting and sculpture at Krakow University′s AcademyContinue reading “Moses and the Ten Commandments”
What are the implications of extending the word “stealing” to include “unauthorised sharing”? Some words to consider All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32) You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shallContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Share”
Is mentoring something that interests you? I have been doing a lot of research into different styles and approaches and guidelines to mentoring in recent weeks in an effort to expand my own skills and knowledge base in that area. In particular I have been looking for material which is easy to pass on. SomeContinue reading “The Ten Commandments of Mentoring”