It’s goodbye for now

July 28, 2021 · Print This Article

If you’ve ever asked ‘why?’ then join the club. Searching for answers to life’s bigger questions comes naturally to us insatiably curious humans.

Why are we here? Why is the world the way it is? Why do I feel the way I do? Is there more to life than this? Why, in this modern age, is spirituality still so important to so many people?

It seems many people feel there is more to the life we experience than just this natural world we inhabit. There is a supernatural side to things. There is something else out there that is not so easy to put your finger on.

Often it is easier to ask questions than find answers. So we created Because as a space for those questions, and a way to explore together the first tentative steps to answers. A place for anyone who’s ever asked, ‘why?’ A thought break on our mutual journey.

This is what we have been doing for the last decade or so. But all journeys eventually come to an end and the Because team feels that the time is now right to focus its energies in other directions. And so, this post you are reading is the last one we will publish on the Because blog.

The organisation behind Because is called Grace Communion International. As a Christian church, we believe the reason so many of us sense a bigger, spiritual dimension to life is that there is one! That everything is guided and directed by a supremely intelligent being we call God. A God who is intimately interested in and deeply concerned about the worlds he has created. More than that, who is head over heels in love with humanity and sent Jesus Christ to save us from ourselves.1

So, in a very real sense, the answer to all your questions, and ours, is Jesus.

Thank you for sharing this space and journey with us. It has been fun, and we’ve learnt a lot on the way. We wish you every blessing for your future spiritual exploration.

P.S. We will continue to publish a Because-style post every Friday as our Thought for the Week. You can read them here.

Peter Mill

Peter is Editor-in-Chief at Because.

1The Bible – John 3:6 (NIV)
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One Response to “It’s goodbye for now”

  1. Richard Miller on August 1st, 2021 12:38 pm

    Hallo Peter,
    It is sad that the magazine has to stop. I’m very glad that you will continue with the commentary every Friday. Perhaps there is room to expand this commentary. I have been interested to see how good the quality of writing and thought put into the various articles given by church people over this last year or so. My feeling is that there is a deep well of experience from all our writers and this should not be allowed to die on the vine as it were.
    Change the vehicle of expression by all means but never let the acquired intelligence go.

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