Tag: Judaism

The Central Issue of Theology

Stained Glass Window Jesus

The central issue of theology, as far as I’m concerned, is the alleged divinity of Christ. Is Jesus really God who came in the flesh; the visible image of the invisible God? Or were the Christian Scriptures corrupted in order to portray him in… Continue Reading “The Central Issue of Theology”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 1: The First Person Plural of Majesty)

Qur'an

Greetings, all. As I read through Muhammad Abdel Haleem’s English translation of the Qur’an recently, I highlighted everything that either didn’t make sense to me or that I found interesting in relation to Christianity and/or my own philosophical perspective. What I would like to… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 1: The First Person Plural of Majesty)”

Understanding Different Uses of the Word ‘Faith’

I recently updated the tagline of my other blog to include the word ‘faith’. As I thought about that word, I felt it would be good subject matter for a blog post to clarify what I, and others, are often trying to convey when… Continue Reading “Understanding Different Uses of the Word ‘Faith’”

Thoughts After Reading the Qur’an

Man in mosque

On several occasions in the past I have owned copies of the Qur’an, but read very little of it. This is because the translation from Arabic into English was very poor. Actually, I should note that to use the word “translation” when referring to… Continue Reading “Thoughts After Reading the Qur’an”

Imagining Pluralistic Religion

A group of Indian children covered in paint, smiling

Imagine how your spiritual life would look if you loved every person (both friend and stranger) unconditionally, rather than with the condition that they must alter their beliefs to accord with your own worldview if they are to meet with acceptance within your community.… Continue Reading “Imagining Pluralistic Religion”