Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

Rearing Spiritually Healthy Children

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 03, 2017 • 25 Comments

After a supernatural experience at the age of eight I have spent most of my leisure time in two parallel pursuits: exhaustively studying the afterlife evidence, and reading the Christian Bible repeatedly. This is such an odd combination of interests that I may be the only person on earth with the knowledge and experience to... Read More

Believing is Not Seeing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 10, 2017 • 28 Comments

(I had hoped to do a blog post now about the 2017 AREI Symposium, but I’d like to include a link for 2018 and that website isn’t quite ready. Please watch this space!!) Many of those who contact me will ask me what I “believe” about this or that. Some of those wrestling with the... Read More

Faith vs. Transformation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 01, 2016 • 22 Comments

Believing in God in a world that worships mainstream science has become so hard that the latest Pew Research Center survey has found a remarkable surge in people who no longer believe in God. Pew has in recent years found more and more folks who were disenchanted with religions; and now, apparently, Pew is discovering... Read More

What if Everyone Knew the Truth?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 06, 2016 • 32 Comments

The fact that our two most trusted institutions still keep us ignorant of the nature of reality and of our own eternal natures is the source of every one of our problems. From poverty and criminality through hatred, oppression, war and greed, all the fear-based evils that plague us stem from this odd alliance between... Read More

“The Men of Her City Shall Stone Her”

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 05, 2016 • 27 Comments

I have just read a blog-rant by someone who calls himself a Christian against Jan Crouch, the co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, who recently died. I have no idea what a woman who spent forty years building the largest Christian broadcasting network on earth might have done to offend this Bible-thumper! But he used a... Read More

Apocalyptic Nonsense

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 09, 2016 • 20 Comments

If you are reading this, then you have survived another predicted Apocalyptic demise. Incredibly, there is a growing movement that takes seriously the Biblical Book of Revelation, and many Christians are so sure the end is nigh they say they won’t bother to vote in November. For those unfamiliar with the Christian Bible, Revelation is... Read More

The Fun of Growing Forever

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 18, 2016 • 18 Comments

I apologize for the tardiness of this post, but I’ve been finishing my next book and visiting Santa Barbara to form a new friendship. Jack Canfield needs no introduction! His Chicken Soup for the Soul series has sold many millions of books, and Jack in person is engaging and delightful. Here is a video of... Read More

Out With the Old!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 01, 2016 • 15 Comments

Christianity buries the eternal teachings of Jesus in first-century Jewish beliefs. The root of this problem lies in the councils which decided which books to include in the canon that became the Christian Bible. Having majored in early Christian history in college half a century ago, I can tell you that my study of the... Read More

Remembering Who You Truly Are

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 20, 2015 • 18 Comments

The Fun of Dying was first published in 2010. It includes an appendix that demonstrates the many ways that the dead affirm in detail the Gospel teachings of Jesus. Eventually someone asked me whether the teachings of Jesus actually work. Wow, what a great question! I thought I ought to find out. So as an... Read More

Religion is Hazardous to Your Child’s Moral Health

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 27, 2015 • 17 Comments

A recent study of more than a thousand children in six countries shows a strong negative correlation between religious practice and altruism. The study found that family religious identification decreased children’s altruistic behaviors and reduced their empathy and their sensitivity to perceived injustices. Children from religious households also tended to be more judgmental, and harsher... Read More