“This should be allowed to be said” ?

The phrase from the title, but with an exclamation point at the end, one often finds in right-wing populists. Any perceived or real taboos are initiated with this phrase. “It will surely not be able to say that refugees … The fact that foreigners … That dissidents …”. And so on. It is the well-rehearsed…

I know parents

I know parents who are actually very nice people. Actually, they were Christian dominated over their parents’ homes, he perhaps more than her, but he has more of it apparently turned away as she. Overall, however, both have turned away from the faith. If their child is in bed at night and is afraid in…

If a king comes into a shop

If a king comes in to a shop. Tells the store owner, good day, here you are a customer, not a king! Christmas. If the King of the universe comes into the world, says the World, hello, here you are not even a customer, but not welcome. If you are not careful, we nail you…

Christians and atheists

The following text will certainly be read very differently by Christians and atheists. GODISNOWHERE .

Post from Michigan

Yesterday I received an email from Michigan, United States. The aim was to imagine one side, namely on Hildegard von Bingen. In the Catholic Church it is considered holy and she was a polymath of the Middle Ages. The linked page below presents them and offers his view of the Middle Ages. The site was…

Rome, this was a promise

Who was in ancient times Romans had good cards. He stood for all sorts of rights, some of which others could only dream of. Rome, which was a promise. Who was in Rome, was in the capital of culture, the center of power. In the conquered by the Romans provinces had certainly only a distant…

Advent and Christmas

Have a closer look to what christmas means. It’s not the Coca-Cola-Santa-Claus, whom we owe christmas. It was more something like a small child, that came from outside our imagination into this world with all its disharmony and questions. > more. picture: joshunter,flickr.com

Islam According to Gallup

Dalia Mogahed spoke at July’s Common Word Conference at Yale University, where hundreds of moderate Muslims and evangelical Christian scholars met seeking better understanding. As senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Mogahed travels widely, engaging audiences on what Muslims think. Her analysis has appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, and The…

America chose Obama

“Well, here we are on the other side. A watershed moment. An historic election. And we, the American people, have made our choice. –  Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, and the nation’s first black president. And in elections across the country, Democrats won their seats in the Senate. When…

Does God allow hard things?

“There are times when life is hard, and answers are few.  When situations happen that challenge the core of who we are and what we believe.  When doubts plague our minds and trouble our souls. We ask where is God and will he meet the needs of my life.  Will he reach down and stop…