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  1. JoChris

    Sermon series on the (Christian) Holy Spirit

    I always found John McArthur's sermons very in depth. 1st of 4 so far. Following sermons also available. The sermon series refers to the Holy Spirit, Third person in the Trinity and the changes that occur in a Christian as a result of faith in JESUS Christ (no other religion) as described in...
  2. JoChris

    New YouTube series: Islamicize me

    I am surprised not to see any mention of this series. It has caused controversy amongst Christian apologists. IMO old school versus internet generation. Polite debate versus South Park style material. Summary: scenario is that 3 young Christian men decide to take up the challenge to follow...
  3. JoChris

    Testimonies of forgiveness

    Introduction: Fellow Christians, for year 2018 I thought this would be a good New Years Resolution, even if a few weeks late. Better late than never. Even atheists acknowledge how important it is to forgive for our own mental health and overall wellbeing. Q: Why should Christians forgive? A...
  4. JoChris

    Diabulimia documentary

    What happens when a person with Type 1 diabetes (needing insulin injections to stay alive) gets an eating disorder. Anyone who knows someone with Diabetes type 1 who is starting to lose weight suddenly please look for signs of eating disorders as well, then do what you can to make them seek...
  5. JoChris

    News Article: Fatwa Against Haircut, Eyebrow Trim For Women

    http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/091017/fatwa-against-haircut-eyebrow-trim-for-women.html Overall question to Muslims: is this fatwa for all Muslim women? Muslim women : How do you decide whether this is applicable for you? Are there any consequences for you if you personally decide...
  6. JoChris

    London Train Attack Yesterday

    Here's the latest BBC update. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41290951 How are all the British readers coping with the latest event? Are you all OK?
  7. JoChris

    Alex Jones: "sources Tell Me Trump Is Being Covertly Drugged....

    Interesting theory. Americans - what are your opinions?
  8. JoChris

    Chinese Government's Influence On Foreign Universities

    The massive amount of Chinese students in Australia are starting to have an adverse affect on freedom of speech. http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/tensions-rise-as-chinese-governments-influence-infiltrates-aussie-universities/news-story/e7768b0bb1f5953a7608884527387372...
  9. JoChris

    Share Pet Stories And/ Or Photos

    I have two male desexed whippets; one black and white, the other grey and white. We got Skoot first. He has a lovely temperament. His Dad actually was trained to visit sick kids in hospitals and homes. Toby we got a year later. His family were bred for hunting. Talk about the opposite...
  10. JoChris

    Answering Zeitgeist The Movie

    For people who've got a couple of hours to spare, here's a team of Christian apologists showing how bizaare the Zeitgeist movie's claims are:
  11. JoChris

    What To Do When Family/ Friends Etc Believes Opposite Gay Marriage Position?

    I am interested in all people's issues and experiences in this matter. My social worker sister is constantly posting on pro-gay marriage/sex change on Facebook. My other sister has started to spread the same propaganda since she found out her son is gay. My brother has started as well. It has...
  12. JoChris

    Trump Threats To North Korea

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/north-korea-us-airbase-guam-trump-fire-fury What do people think? Is it two oversized male egos talking tough, or are the two leaders genuine in their threats?
  13. JoChris

    News Article: Spirituality (assumed) Safeguard Against Immoral Acts

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-08/is-a-serial-killer-more-likely-to-be-religious-or-atheist/8784826 Interesting that according to the survey many atheists think fellow ATHEISTS are more likely to display immoral behaviours than religious people (of any faith). I think it is a logical step...
  14. JoChris

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Here it is Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It has struck again for me. I don't get it as badly as when I lived much further south but I have got the "blah" feeling badly. What do fellow SADers do when winter hits to lift your mood/s?
  15. JoChris

    Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorist Sentenced

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/22/pizzagate-conspiracy-theorist-prison-sentence-washington Cautionary tale for people who want to act on personal hunches or theories without serious evidence. But 4 YEARS?!!! That is an extremely tough sentence.
  16. JoChris

    Female Speaker Says Women Need To Grow Hair Long And Submit To Men

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-07/christian-conference-speaker-tells-women-grow-hair-long/8595932 Two very different issues brought up by that female speaker. Probably deserves two separate threads really. My opinion is split, in summary: I am sympathetic towards her feminine appearance...
  17. JoChris

    Narcissists - Do They Always Play The Victim?

    The two Narcissists in my past were both experts of playing the victim to gain sympathy. My ex-boyfriend: within several days of knowing him I had already been told about his severe burns as a toddler (reasons for some scarring across chest and arms), his sexual abuse by several men, including...
  18. JoChris

    Talk Show From Church Which Ministers To Alcoholics And Drug Addicts

    Interesting show for people (like myself) who too easily forget "there for the grace of God, there go I..." These pastors formed a church who had many new converts but they were still drug/ alcoholic addicts. Like they say, they can't make people stop using drugs if they DON'T to do so. It...
  19. JoChris

    How Do Muslims/ Cults Answer Revelation 22:18-19

    For Muslims, Roman Catholics/ any other faith which claims to believe in Jesus but has additional text to bible** : Whole chapter shows Jesus is speaking. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22&version=KJV 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of prophecy of...
  20. JoChris

    Sufi Muslims And Gnosis

    I am not familiar with Sufi Muslims' beliefs and how they differ from Sunni ? Any way, I am going to read this Christian article http://www.equip.org/article/sufis-the-mystical-muslims/ Is this accurate from a Sufi Muslim's perspective?