Blog - Understanding Reality

A Little Lower Than God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 24, 2021 • 34 Comments

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made... Read More

The Uncaused Cause

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 17, 2021 • 101 Comments

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.  He gathers the waters of the sea together in a water skin; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth know the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in... Read More

Reality at Last!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 10, 2021 • 40 Comments

Rather Than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), from Walden (1854) There are many people now spreading the word that we all survive the death of our bodies. A lot of them are near-death experiencers, so what they are teaching is little more than the fruit of their... Read More

Loving (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 26, 2021 • 39 Comments

If you hear the song I sing, you will understand. You hold the key to love and fear all in your trembling hand. Just one key unlocks them both! It’s there at your command. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. – Chet Powers... Read More

Fearless

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 19, 2021 • 32 Comments

Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, or make the angels cry. Though the bird is on the wing, and you may not know why, Come on people now. Smile on your brother! Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. –... Read More

Devilish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 12, 2021 • 69 Comments

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee; On, then, Christian soldiers, on to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; Brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) There is no powerful evil entity in opposition to God. It doesn’t matter whether... Read More

Substitutionary Atonement

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 05, 2021 • 52 Comments

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before! Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle, see his banner go! – Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), from “Onward, Christian Soldiers” (1865) Christianity itself is the central obstacle to the advancement of Jesus in the modern world. Jesus... Read More

The Power of Truth (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 29, 2021 • 44 Comments

We are the world. We are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving. There’s a choice we’re making. We’re saving our own lives! It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me. – Michael Jackson (1958-2009) & Lionel Richie, from “We Are the World” (1985)... Read More

Devout Atheism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 15, 2021 • 46 Comments

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right! – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “Here Comes the Sun” (1969) A religion is a system of beliefs based in human ideas about... Read More

Seeking God’s Plan (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 24, 2021 • 43 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, “Day by Day” from “Godspell” (1972) Last week we discussed our need to better understand the Godhead so we can explore the history... Read More