If God Is Love — Finishing It Up.

This is the third Sunday post here at RJsCorner where I am re-visiting some posts I wrote over at RedLetterLiving about this book by Philip Gulley. It is one of a handful of books that fundamentally changed my spiritual life. I am visiting these posts again before starting up this blog that has been in hiatus for over six years now. Post 5: August 16, … Continue reading If God Is Love — Finishing It Up.

If God is Love Where Does Hate ComeĀ From?

My wife and I watched a DVR copy of the recent TV movie entitled ā€œAmish Graceā€ last night. This is the movie about the man who shot ten girls in an Amish school house a few years back and then took his own life. Six of the girls died. The main theme of the movie was about forgiveness and not letting hate overpower you. The … Continue reading If God is Love Where Does Hate ComeĀ From?

If God is Loveā€¦ Part 3

This is the third of five posts I made on the bookĀ If God is LoveĀ by Philip Gulley. I have slightly modified it from when it was written over at RedLetterLiving last July. This is a continuation of my expose of the book by Philip Gulley entitledĀ If God Is Love. In this post he talks about Dualistic Theologies. Dualistic theologies reduce the questions of life to … Continue reading If God is Loveā€¦ Part 3

Book Review – If God Is Love (Part 2)

This is the second post of five about the book by Philip Gulley entitled If God is Love. Like the first installment last Sunday this one was also pulled from one of my other blogs at RedLetterLiving.net Ā I made a few minorĀ modificationsĀ to the original post. Post from RedLetterLiving March 2009 This is a continuation of my collection ofĀ snippetsĀ from the book by Philip Gulley entitledĀ If God … Continue reading Book Review – If God Is Love (Part 2)

Book Review – If God Is Love…

The book review post I want to bring over from my other blog at RedLetterLiving.net Ā is one that had a profound effect on me during my three year search into current Christian organizations. In fact this book review spanned over five posts. (I haven’t decided yet whether to bring all five here or not). Phillip Gulley was one of my first encounters with the Society … Continue reading Book Review – If God Is Love…

About The Second Creation Story

I have linked up with my virtual friend Philip Gulley in yet another way at https://www.philipgulley.com/ The name of this site is called “PlainSpeech”. That is a Quaker thought that basically means “Mean what you say, and say what you mean”. Because I have Aspie traits, that has been a central part of my life like forever.šŸ˜Ž It has often gotten me in trouble because … Continue reading About The Second Creation Story

To Those Who Need It TheĀ Mostā€¦..

Today I thought I would talk to you about my struggle with the inconsistency of the Bible. Philip Gulley who has written several books on this topic is a well know Christian authorĀ of the Quaker persuasion. He is one of my favorite authors of any genre. Let’s start this topic with a quote from one of his books. For what good is graceā€”this unconditional love … Continue reading To Those Who Need It TheĀ Mostā€¦..

This Christmas Season…

I want to spend some time this Christmas season talking about Jesus. After all, as the old saying goes, “Jesus is the reason for the season” at least for us Chrisitans. I have said more than once on this blog that I amĀ  spiritual but not currently aligned with any particular religious organization.Ā  At the same time I try to be a faithful follower of … Continue reading This Christmas Season…

The Theology Of Love….

A theology of love begins with the assumption that all people are Godā€™s cherished children and deserving of love. ā€œWe love because he first loved us. Those who say ā€˜I love God,ā€™ and hate their brothers and sisters, are liars, for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seenā€ (1 John 4:19ā€“20). … Continue reading The Theology Of Love….

Why God Is a ā€˜Mother,ā€™ Too….

  Long before I became familiar with the academic debates concerning calling God ā€œMother,ā€ debates that I am now currently a part of as a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, I was being raised in a household where I instinctively understood that the divine presence was manifest in the loving hands and arms of mothers, and most especially in the life of my grandmother who … Continue reading Why God Is a ā€˜Mother,ā€™ Too….

God’s Will…

I live in Indiana which is pretty much a red State. Ā Senator Lugar, who was our long-time representative in the U.S. Senate was defeated in the primary by Richard Mourdock who proudly announced that he is a loyal Tea Party candidate. His stated view on compromise is when the Democrats finally come to agree with everything Republicans want! Ā I really haven’t been paying much attention … Continue reading God’s Will…

Salvation According to a Progressive Quaker

Here is an interesting article from the blog quakerquaker.org that I thought worth putting here. He has quite a few valid arguments but I’m sure most will ignore them due to him coming to the “wrong” conclusion. The Progressive Gospel (according to me) Posted byĀ Dave SalyersĀ on 12th mo. 8, 2011 at 11:00am Send MessageĀ Ā Ā View Blog The essence of the Good News of the Gospel as … Continue reading Salvation According to a Progressive Quaker

Jesus and Forgiveness ā€¦ Part 2.

Let’s continue on with our study of Jesus’ words about forgiveness. Last time we concentrated on Jesus’ forgiveness of our sins. This time we will look at what Jesus says about us forgiving others who sin against us. Let’s jump right into the red letters. Mark 11:22-25 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, … Continue reading Jesus and Forgiveness ā€¦ Part 2.