Thursday, May 14, 2015

10 Things about Kabbalah that will Blow your Christian Mind!

Many people claim that Jesus worked with Kabbalah -- we can never know that for sure, but we do know that many Christians have used it for centuries. 

1. The Kabbalah is probably Jewish in origin, though it may have come out of the Jewish diaspora in Spain rather than the Middle East.

2.  Kabbalah acts as a 'map' of the universe and of our consciousness. 

3. From Creator, to the Created, the different 'spheres' suggest different attributes of the cosmos.

4.  Kanye, Kardashian, Snoopy, Hooplah, Rick Moranis, Jay-Z, Ben Affleck, Laura Dern, Bill Joy, John Cage, Deshimaru, Clark Kent, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Mary Magdalene, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul: I know of no evidence that any of these people have worked with Kabbalah.

5. Sometimes it's spelled Qaballah or Qabbalah or Qu-Ball (by those in the know).  "I'm just going down to play some Q-ball with my friends, see you later".

6 & 7. This is not a toy. 

8.  Jesus might have said to play Q-ball, but this saying wasn't recorded at the time.

9.  The Ninth sphere has to do with the Moon and imagination.

10.  The tenth sphere is the farthest (and closest?) to the first -- Creator and Created may seem far, but are always connected.

Pray about it with your pastor today.

You Won't believe what Jesus Christ Just said about Gay Marriage!

He didn't say anything about it!  Not only because he hasn't said anything in a long time (except in your heart, etc.), but because the only thing he said about marriage was "don't divorce & don't have adultery" (Matthew 19:9).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Daniel Plate Plans?

The Daniel Plan has a plate to land on:  The Daniel Plate Plan mixes wisdom from the book of Daniel with the common sense of eating right, feeling SEXY, and honoring the Lord with love, food, fun, laughs, sex, and good times!  Check it out, Christian gals!! (And if you're not Christian -- you may still find some fun here...!! ;-)

3 Christian Mistakes You Won't Believe You're Making

We make mistakes all the time, sure, but the point of our religion is love and forgiveness!  Still, you won't believe the simple ways you goof up -- and how easy it is to fix it.

1.  Forgetting that this is God's world

Yep, it's all His.  You're just walking through it -- or as they say, it's God's world, you're just living in it.  Remember with every step that you're playing in the Creator's sandbox.  The lives you take -- from mosquitoes to bacteria -- are His, not yours.

2.  Forgetting that you're a Steward of the World

It may be His world, but he made us the stewards of creation.  So love your neighbor, love the animals and plants, and love yourself as he does.  An impossible task?  So it may be -- but it's our duty, as good stewards, to try (and try and try!) to come closer to the love that gave us our existence.

3.  Consistency

So you're pro-life?  Or maybe you're pro-choice.  But are you consistent in your approach?  If you're pro-choice, focusing on the free will God gave us to decide the course of lives, then remember to honor other's freedom of choice as well.  Do as thou will shall be the whole of the Law, if the Law is under His Love.  But if you're pro-life -- be consistent.  Why are you needlessly taking life for food?  Do you support wars or executions?  Be consistent.

Finally, give yourself a break!  Love is all around us, we just have to awaken to it, forgive each other, and forgive ourselves.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

bishop attacked in Turkey

Roman Catholic Bishop Luigi Padovese killed in Turkey -- stabbed.

AP has "...the pope's apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was attacked in his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun" and his driver is a suspect.  When a bishop is murdered, well... that's a straight up assassination isn't it?

Possible connection to Muhammed cartoons.

And commented on variously at

[img: wikimedia commons; Raimond Spekking]

david gibson on ted haggard

     "Christianity is all about second acts, and disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard is the latest conservative Christian to exploit that role to the hilt. 

     Haggard announced Wednesday that he is starting a new church in the same town -- Colorado Springs -- that he left in humiliation in 2006 following a gay sex and drugs scandal. And he says this church will be for people like himself, "a church for sinners -- for people who have hit rock bottom and people who want to help people who have hit rock bottom. ... It is not a gathering for the righteous, except those who are righteous by faith."

Well, maybe Haggard's fall knocked a touch of sense into his noggin?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the debate nobody has with hitchens

Hitchens is fun to watch.  Good debater.

I'm a bit tired of seeing the same debate again and again, though.  It's essentially a metaphysical debate about the existence of a very poorly defined and sloppily posited 'ultimate person'.  Does that person exist or not? is the usual question being debated.

I want to see a debate about the pros and cons of living one's life liturgically, keeping mythological patterns and rhythms conscientiously, and about the use and/or value of choosing to live one's life framed by Story.

I don't think Hitchens would be very interested in that debate... but why aren't more Christians?