Do Christians do good because they fear Hell?

satan drawing

Imagine that I go for a walk in the mountains. Halfway up, I come across a little unexpected stream, with bracing cold water that sparkles over the mossy stones. The sweet smell of the waving weeds intoxicates me, and for one giddy moment, the shadow of a falcon races over my path. There are berries and wildflowers, sweet breezes and a new kind of birdsong, something wild and delightful that I’ve never heard before.So I tell everyone about it. Most people say, “How beautiful! I love the moun … [Read more...]

At the Register: Prayer doesn’t make things happen

science religion meme

 I agree, sort of. We don't pray for a cure for cancer and find a vial full of miraculous medicine on the table. We don't pray to reach the moon on Christmas Eve and find a functional rocket ship waiting under the tree in the morning. Praying doesn't make things happen. Praying makes things possible. Read the rest at the Register.  … [Read more...]


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