There Is No Satan

Where does evil come from? “The devil made me do it,” is sometimes heard. The comedian Flip Wilson made it one of his catch-phrases. But I disagree. There is no devil, there is no Satan. Instead, I’m convinced that evil is a necessary condition for Free Will; that is, without evil, Free Will has nothing […]

Yes, But In That Moment …

In the New International Version of the Bible, Luke 6:27-30 says: 27“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes […]

Jesus and Violence

As they say, I’m conflicted. On the one hand I have the wherewithall, both mental and physical, both of which are God-given abilities, to protect myself. It is true, of course, that I can choose to use those abilities for good or evil and so the question arises, when, if ever, should I use force […]