Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces 488 – Faith

Catherine said to me recently that Christianity / relationship with God is not an intellectual thing or an emotional thing.  It’s a FAITH thing. That conversation has not left me over the last few days. Sometimes following God goes past our intellect and emotions. Both those are not a good enough foundation. Because sometimes we […]

AN HONEST INTERVIEW with the church – Question 10: Why are Christians so judgemental? I don’t want to go to church – it’s full of hypocrites!

WE have reached the final question of this INTERVIEW. Why are Christians so judgemental?  I don’t want to go to church – it’s full of hypocrites!   The Interviewer: There are many reasons why I don’t go to church.  It seems outdated (as I have mentioned earlier in the interview) – but the biggest reason […]

An honest interview with the church – Question 9 “Why are there so many churches? Shouldn’t there just be one church?”

QUESTION 9) Why are there so many churches?  Shouldn’t there just be one church? The Interviewer: So wherever you go, whatever town, there is often so many churches.  What’s the deal with that?  And why do a lot of them struggle to do things together?  Isn’t the church of God supposed to be unified? The […]

An honest interview with the church – Question 8) Is Jesus not just a product to the church like a soft drink is a product to a soft drink company?

QUESTION 8) Is Jesus not just a product to the church like a soft drink is a product to a soft drink company? The Interviewer: Over the last few years, I have noticed how the church seems to have become about “marketing Jesus” – as if He were a product.  A product that the church […]

An honest interview with the church – Question 7 “Is the church still relevant today? And why do Christians like holding hands? ;)”

AN HONEST INTERVIEW WITH THE CHURCH Question 7) Is the church still relevant today? And why do Christians like holding hands? ;) The Interviewer: I’m asking a double barrel question here.  The first one is the weightier one and the second one more in jest.  Do you think the church is still relevant today?  What […]

The Resurrection Bias

Originally posted on Of Colours and Discovery:
I was thinking recently how in these modern times on the faith in Jesus journey we have this resurrection bias. We look at the disciples who hid away in terror after the crucifixion of Jesus.  They were filled with confusion and fear.  What was going to happen?  He…

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