New Big Picture Needed for Christianity...

Oct 23, 2020 by

Here’s the Introduction to my latest book, Christianity Expanding: Into Universal Spirituality, available on Amazon. Big pictures need a framework to hold them. The framework that held Christianity for 1500 years was the medieval worldview of God as a supreme being who was in charge of our fate and the occurrences that happened in our daily life. If the crops were good, God was pleased with us. If we won a war, God was on our side. If there was a flood, God was punishing us. It was a simple, graspable, understandable concept for times when the vast majority of humanity had no education and were illiterate. This framework retained power in the hands of the few: the leaders, the priests, the religious hierarchy. But, in the West, along came the Reformation in the...

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Christianity Expanding

Apr 28, 2020 by

Following on from ‘Blue Sky God: The Evolution of Science and Christianity”, I’ve written a new book, “Christianity Expanding: Into Universal Spirituality”. It is the first in a series and will be published in October 2020, available to pre-order on Amazon. Here’s an extract from chapter 1. Why Should Christianity Change? I started on a Christian path in 1983, in what I then thought of as a conversion experience, but now would call an awakening to love. I was involved with a large charismatic evangelical church in Leicester, with some lovely people, and I remember the first service I went to there, on Easter Sunday 1983. There was a lot of standing up and sitting down, reciting strange words and singing hymns, and it all struck me as rather weird. I hadn’t been to...

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