God so loved his animals, he built them an ark: Beliefs about pets in heaven.

I’m currently writing a series of blog posts tackling the strange and sometimes ridiculous world of Christian belief. I’m not addressing any of our core beliefs; instead, this series is about things that creep into the sidelines of consciousness. Please remember I don’t claim to be a theologian, and so while you’re reading my thoughts,…

Dear God, why do you take the people we love?

A short while ago, I posted on social media about writing blog posts based on your experiences of bad theology, and I was thrilled to receive stories from you and ideas of things I could cover. Most were interesting to research and write about, but one topic was offered, which came from someone’s experience that…

God doesn’t care where you park… and other encouragements

“So, although it’s said that Elijah commanded fire from heaven, that Jesus drove demons out of people and that Peter’s shadow healed someone, I promise you that it’s not the same as praying for easy traffic. There’s no magic prayer or chant that makes stuff like that happen. There’s only God and your commitment to asking God to show you what you should be seeing, praying, doing, and indeed blessing in your life.”