The question has fascinated me for a long time. It has justified me as a skeptic of Christianity and as a Christian but, in all practicality, it is not by knowledge alone that beliefs are shaped. This response to the question of God’s power and love is a satisfaction to read or an opportunity to […]Read more "Pain’s Problems: How Can an All-Powerful God Be a Loving One?"
Why (almost) no one wants loyalty, they want privacy and respect. loyal (adj.) “true or faithful in allegiance,” 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law” (see legal). Identical […]Read more "Loyalty: Please Do Not Touch"
Faith with a Capital “F” C.S. Lewis, a favorite of many intellectually inclined Christians, has a few choice words for the term “faith”, that we often hear and use casually. But depending on the use and context, the term can be just as casually dismissed or seriously undertaken. Understanding Lewis’ terminology lets us dive deeper […]Read more "C.S. Lewis: Faith with a Capital “F”"
I’ve recently been recovering from a sinus infection. I’m taking a serious treatment of antibiotics to carpet bomb any potential bronchitis or other respiratory infection that has sprung up. I’ve been recovering since December, but this is the third time the symptoms have slowed me down and the first time I’ve taken any prescription medication. […]Read more "Survival: The Energy Oasis"
I am not creative enough to prepare for the worst and neither are you. All we can do is prepare for what’s possible. Yet, our imagination is our furthest reaching perception of what is possible. Thus, both what we perceive as possible and impossible are limited by our own nature. There is nothing to say […]Read more "Preparing For The Worst Will Never Prepare You For The Best"
“No one has the right to beat you.” – Ronda Rousey, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion. Among other things, no one has the right to your heart. Not even God. He himself has set it up that way because he does not plunder or force us into relationship. He sets a boundary for himself out […]Read more "Guard Your Heart: (But Never Fight For It)"
Obsession and dedication are two ways to get results, but only one of them offers any kind of freedom.Read more "Obsession vs. Dedication"