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Seeking a Material Eternal Life

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 30, 2019 • 42 Comments

It is deeply tragic for everyone living that the mainstream scientific community still insists that what we experience as conscious awareness arises from unconscious matter. A full century ago, the great quantum physicist Max Planck found that notion preposterous; and many other thoughtful physicists, including the deathless Albert Einstein, have said or hinted that they... Read More

What About the Children?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 23, 2019 • 43 Comments

Nearly all the people who ask me questions are past the age of fifty. They are trying to deepen their spiritual life, and they aren’t finding ways to do that in their lifelong Christian beliefs and practices. Often they have been seeking for years, trying out different spiritual options like meditation, yoga, New Age, and... Read More

Losing the Franchise

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 16, 2019 • 68 Comments

“In June of 1995 the Chicago Tribune reported that Pope John Paul II had urged the Roman Catholic Church to seize the ‘particularly propitious’ occasion of the new millennium to recognize ‘the dark side of its history.’ … he asked, ‘How can one remain silent about the many forms of violence perpetrated in the name... Read More

Creating a Monstrous God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 09, 2019 • 65 Comments

Christianity is deeply rooted in fear-based ideas that have nothing to do with Jesus. Indeed, nearly every Christian notion is an active repudiation of the Lord’s Gospel teachings! We have talked about awful elements of Christianity that came out of the first-millennium councils, while so far ignoring the rotten fruit of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.... Read More

What Is The Gospel?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 02, 2019 • 74 Comments

Nearly all the people now living who profess to love and follow Jesus have no awareness of who He is and why He chose to be born on earth. That fact is heartbreaking, when the truth about Jesus and His mission is so glorious! The only evidence we have now of the Lord and His... Read More

Where Is Up?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 26, 2019 • 91 Comments

It is hard for us to understand how there could be an afterlife that is full of all the people who ever have lived on earth. After all, we can’t see it. We can’t even really imagine where it is. And until we are confident about how the afterlife physically fits with what we know,... Read More

Planning For Spiritual Growth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 19, 2019 • 87 Comments

This universe exists to give us a place where we can begin to grow spiritually. It may serve other purposes too, but I haven’t seen good ideas about that; and it is clear now that this material universe is key to the process of helping us all to embark upon an eternity of ever more... Read More

Am I Growing Spiritually?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 12, 2019 • 41 Comments

As we continue to talk about spiritual growth, I have been hearing from more and more people who ask how they will be able to tell when they are growing spiritually. I used to wonder about that, too! But having worked at my own spiritual growth and been amazed both by how easy it is... Read More

Life in the Afterlife

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 05, 2019 • 74 Comments

We enter these lifetimes on earth to experience negativity and learn how to rise above it so we can more effectively grow spiritually. Fear is the most negative emotion, so at our stage of development, growing spiritually means raising our personal consciousness vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love. Since the base fear... Read More

What’s a Heaven For?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 28, 2019 • 72 Comments

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? (from the poem “Andrea del Sarto” in Men and Women by Robert Browning, 1855) We have so much good evidence of what happens at and after death that it’s tragic that so few people are at all familiar with it. We... Read More