Been there, done that, got a tiara and a ballgown

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Yes, a tiara and a ballgown instead of a t-shirt. I had a whole collection of well-earned t-shirts. I don’t miss them. I’m glad they’ve gone. I got a much better deal instead. But no, I’m not talking about actual … Continue reading

New year – new start?

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Will you be making any new year’s resolutions tonight? Will you promise yourself that in the new year you will get up at 6 every morning and do half an hour’s exercise before going to work? Or that you will eat … Continue reading

I used to be a committed Christian, and it was terrible

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This one is for churchgoers, especially those who are sincerely seeking to follow Jesus for real. That’s where I was at for a long time – for 12 frustrating years I was trying… I hadn’t grown up on this stuff. … Continue reading

Forget about heaven – why on earth I follow Jesus

Religion, people sometimes say, is all about pie in the sky when you die. And why give up good stuff now for something that may or may not materialise later?

So it may surprise you to hear that “later” was not why I became a Christian Continue reading

Secular Jewish agnostic goes into a church (and I really had no idea what would happen next)

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I wasn’t looking for God. I didn’t seriously think there was anybody there, and I definitely didn’t think there was any way of finding out. And in any case, why would I want to find out? What was in it … Continue reading