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What Good Is a Crisis?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 25, 2020 • 41 Comments

Disaster is the mother of good fortune. There is so much comfort in the usual, and so much risk in anything that’s new, That our lives plod into the grave without our noticing their passage Unless some fortunate tragedy blunders in our way. One of the loveliest things about humankind is our zesty adaptability, our... Read More

Bring On The New Day!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 18, 2020 • 46 Comments

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.                     – (Isaiah 11:6) Ascribed to the Prophet Isaiah (8th Cen BC) We have talked at length about what Jesus... Read More

What Do We Celebrate at Easter?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 11, 2020 • 30 Comments

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus… Behold, two men suddenly stood near them in... Read More

The Easter Miracle

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 04, 2020 • 69 Comments

One of the criminals who were hanged there was saying, “ Save Yourself and us!” The other was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” – Jesus’s Crucifixion, from the Gospel of Luke (LK... Read More

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Near-Death Is Not Real Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 21, 2020 • 127 Comments

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.”        – Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) from Through the Looking-Glass (1871) The death process is amazingly... Read More

What Is Humankind?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 14, 2020 • 41 Comments

So God created mankind in His own image; In His own image God created them; Male and female He created them. God blessed the humans by saying to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it!” – (Gen 1:27-28) Ascribed to the Prophet Moses (?-1273 BC) For all of human history our religions... Read More

The Ongoing Act of Creation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2020 • 49 Comments

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God... Read More

Peeking Behind the Curtain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 29, 2020 • 67 Comments

In the beginning, God created the universe. When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. – (Gen 1:1-3) Ascribed to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh, Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More