You may have seen them in airports, or dancing through streets of a major city. They have stopped you to ask for money, or to sell you one of their magazines. They are easily recognizable by their shaved heads, robes, and their incessant chanting: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. They are popularly known as Hare Krishnas, but officially members of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON was brought to the United States in the 1960’s by a Hindu Swami called A. C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada. Prabhupada was a convert to a Hindu sect that focused on the Lord Krishna as the chief deity. Continue reading
I am thinking this afternoon about the nature of evil. Possibly a rather strange subject to be contemplating on a Friday afternoon. Maybe it’s all the bizarre crimes that we hear about these days. Or maybe it’s the violence raging its way through the Middle East right now. Or perhaps it’s simply the clouds and gloom that I see outside my office window. Whatever the reason, the matter of evil keeps coming to mind. Continue reading
This book by Dr. Eben Alexander relates the account of his near death experience, and his vision of the afterlife. While popular, even among some Christians, this book presents perspectives on God, spiritual truth, and the hereafter that are problematic for Bible-believing Christians. You can read an in-depth critique of this book here.
Proof of Heaven