What is a Christian Now?

Thursday, 15 January 2009

[Picture of stained glass window with Mary and Jesus]I HAVE heard people refer to “Born-Again Christians” (i.e. various Protestant sects) as “Christians” — and everyone else is a non-Christian!

Yet the original, or oldest, Christians are the Roman Catholics, and Catholics see themselves as Christian, and followers of Christ. They call themselves “Christians”.

I hope to show that this is an attempt to hijack the word for Evangelical Charismatic Protestant sects, and to show what a Christian really is, and what it really means today. Read the rest of this entry »

How It All Began

Saturday, 10 February 2007

[Picture by Michelangelo]THE BEGINNING of mankind, of the planet, even of time itself can never be known, merely guessed.

In the traditional Jewish faith, the Tanakh or Written Torah has a book entitled Genesis that follows the pattern of the Ancient Greek. These traditions involve (a) gods, (b) a male, (c) a female, (d) a temptation, and (e) a tempter. Read the rest of this entry »