Christianity has its own pharisees, "Teachers of the Law", who beat you down. You don't live up to their expectations, so of course you pretend. You put on your smiley face, but inside you're dying. Glogster "Keikyo" describes how this feels: I was once sad and lonely, Having nobody to comfort me, So I wore … Continue reading The Mask….
Not of My Making: Bullying, Scapegoating and Misconduct in Churches is an account of Dr. Margaret W. Jones' abusive church experiences. I was sent a copy of the book and invited to take part in Dr. Jones' virtual book tour. I am glad I read it. In brief, Not of My Making is about the … Continue reading Not of my Making….
Today I discovered Scot McKnight's blog, Jesus Creed, and promptly posted the link. I may regret this as I read more of him, but I was impressed with the entries on the first page. To give you a few tasty tidbits:On Faith and Doubt - "I don't think doubts are dissolved so much as they … Continue reading Jesus Creed blog…
This quote from Mohatma Ghandi popped up in something I was reading this week: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." Prior to the discussion of what forgiveness is (is it letting the perpetator off the hook, or not?)there is the question, who is able to forgive? Ghandi says only … Continue reading Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong–