An atheist’s voice among the people of Israel

When I found out that Peter Singer had written an article about the Israel Folau’s controversy, I expected the worse. “Oh no, what am I going to be treated to!”, I thought. But when I read this article, I just couldn’t believe it. Peter Singer was actually providing...

“I’m not religious!”

When I talk to people about God, I often hear them say: “I’m not religious!” I wonder what they mean by that. My guess is that they associate the word “religion” with belief in God. But is that what a religion is about? If that’s the case, then Zen Buddhism isn’t a...

Easter Fire

As I was recently preparing a talk on John 2:13-25, I heard the news – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire. I just couldn’t believe it but I saw the catastrophe on the Internet and on TV – the 13thcentury gothic masterpiece ravaged by ferocious flames bursting...

Two Implications of the Incarnation – amongst many others!

As I’m looking into John’s prologue (1:1-18) for the thousandth time, I thought about two implications of the incarnation – the doctrine according to which “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). First implication: Christianity is definitely not like...

Why I don’t say “Dear God” anymore when I pray

Let me tell you the story of a little boy writing a Christmas letter to Jesus in order to get presents: “Dear Jesus, this year, I’ve been a very good boy. So for Christmas, I’d like a new bike.” But as he puts the cap back on his pencil, this little boy...