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Losing Heart

I have become increasingly suspicious over the years of preachers, teachers, and so many other people within the Christian universe who proclaim, either by word or inference that their lives are lived on cloud nine and that they never experience failure, doubt or indeed any kind of problem or issue whatsoever. Their answer to any genuine question as to their welfare is met by a ‘Halleluja brother – all is well!’ I know we all have the tendency to the standard reply of ‘fine’ – but I am not talking about that here – rather the constant presentation of life apparently without any of the problems or issues faced by a mere mortal like me. TBH I cannot connect with such people anymore. Continue Reading

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Bearing Shame

We are living in days of a great shame epidemic. We even have new names to describe some of the causes of this terrible pandemic – sextortion, cyberbullying and slut shaming to name but three.

Of course, shame and shaming is not a new disease – it has been with us from the earliest of times – and, along with it, its first cousin, guilt. Continue Reading