Category: religion

Religion: does God know the future?

Self-tutoring about religion: the tutor examines a notion. Often, talking about the future, you may hear someone say, “God knows.” Yet, does God know the future? In Genesis 3.9, God asks, “Where are you?” to Adam and Eve. When Adam

Bible quotes: John 3:3

Self-tutoring about religion and the Bible: the tutor brings up John 3:3. The other day, in Nanaimo, I saw graffiti that said “Look up John 3:16.” I’ve read the Bible, and recalled that John 3:16 is famous, but not its

Religion: Luke 23.47

Self-tutoring about the Bible: the tutor mentions a quote he remembers often. Perhaps Easter is the most noted time for some Christians, because it commemorates the actual sacrifice of Jesus and His subsequent return to life. As Jesus’s body yields

Religion, philosophy: Jesus’s view of the death penalty

Self-tutoring about the Bible: the tutor observes a trend in philosophy about the death penalty. Pope Francis has attracted attention lately for his rejection of the death penalty. My understanding is that Francis himself takes this view in opposition to

What is Baal worship?

Self-tutoring about religious history: the tutor examines the premise of Baal worship, which is forbidden by the Old Testament. A Baal is a local deity that some people of the Middle East, in antiquity, would worship. By one of the

What is the Torah?

Self-tutoring about religion: the tutor looks at the definition of Torah. Torah (noun): 1. the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. 2. all the books of the Old Testament (from a Christian point of

Is hoping insane?

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor shares a story. Earlier this summer, I transplanted a rose bush from a shady spot to one in full sun. In the shade it had done okay, but had gone overlooked for years. I decided

English, religion: what is an avatar?

Self-tutoring: the tutor finds the definition of avatar. avatar: representation, on Earth, of a god or goddess, in human or animal form. Source: Gilmour, Lorna. Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006. Jack of Oracle Tutoring by

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Philosophy, Religion: how to achieve a perfect life

For me, religion involves constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares an observation from Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the Hare Krishna Movement. At this festive time, people are striving to keep their relationships strong. During the year’s darkest days,

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Lifestyle: Christmas spirit: decorating wild trees

Even the Christmas spirit can involve self-tutoring. The tutor shares a trend he appreciates. I recall seeing, along the Inland Island Highway, trees hung with Christmas ornaments. The trees seemed “in the middle of nowhere”, yet someone had adorned them

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