In my ‘Historical Jesus’ series, I am looking at the historical evidence for Jesus. Was Jesus a real person? If so, what was he really like? In my last post, I discussed the Biblical evidence offered for Jesus, as well as briefly covering the archaeological evidence for Jesus. If this interests you, read part one […]Read More Was Jesus a real person? Part Two.
As an atheist, it’s a given that I don’t believe Jesus died and rose again, let alone that he is the son of God. It would be easy to assume that Jesus was just some wise Hebrew teacher who got crucified because he went against the status quo, and that everything else was either made […]Read More Was Jesus a real person?
I have been doing running on and off for the past four years, but recently I have been getting into some off-road trail running. In fact, last Saturday I ran a 21 km trail (or was it 23?) in a forest in Rotorua. You can read about that here, if you haven’t done so already. […]Read More Four things I learnt doing a 21 km trail run.
Last Saturday I completed one of the hardest things I had ever done, and it was certainly my most difficult ever run. I ran a 21 km off-road trail through the Whakarewarewa forest, titled ‘We Run the Forest’. The lead up to the big day. I had been training for this event since February, running […]Read More Rising above a challenge.
So it is just three days until my 21km trail run! Here is a summary of my training last week: Monday: 10km run. Tuesday: 30 minute walk. Wednesday: 12km run. Thursday: 7km run. Friday: 13km trail run. Saturday: Tokorangi Pa Trail Walk (11.5 km). Sunday: Rest. So that’s a lot of running and walking! Things […]Read More Three days until the big day.
When life has flung a lot of crap your way, do you ever wonder why? Maybe it was bad karma, or simply bad luck, or if you’re Christian, maybe God has been making some bets with the devil again. Wait what? Enter the ridiculous Bible story of Job. In case you haven’t read it, let’s […]Read More God once made a deal with the devil.
Recently I have been spending some time in the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. I have been doing some short walks around there, as well as doing some trail running as training for my half marathon in August. I will be doing my half marathon there so it makes sense to do some training. Whakarewarewa is […]Read More Exploring the Whakarewarewa Forest.