If I’d never paid attention to anything in the bible I wonder what my faith would be like? When kids are little, they learn how to live by watching the big people. That’s how they learn things like trust, fear and distrust, and when to make a fuss about being hurt. What the big people do inspires the little people to imitate until it becomes part of their automatic response to life. This election has given me new insights! Read the rest of this entry
In terms of intellectual abilities it is fair to say that few of us can match Albert Einstein.
He devoted his life and intellect to nutting out the theory behind everything and he did pretty well. His perfect world would be entirely predictable and expressed in mathematical formulae.
The problem with his compelling urge to explain everything is that we don’t have all the information and so not everything conforms to the plans and ideas we have in our heads. His commitment to the quest to explain the universe reveals that at some level he did in fact have faith in some power/ planner behind all that exists. A unifying theory suggests a deliberately created system and that leads to the question of, “Who is the creator?” Read the rest of this entry
If you want to be great you have to win! No one enjoys being the forgotten loser so we learn to focus on winning at all costs and, when we can’t, we save face by trashing the contest and bad-mouthing the winner. Trouble is Read the rest of this entry
“Families can be extremely resilient but there’s nothing like a visit from the police and national headline news to test its strength. There’s also nothing like knowing your father would attack you for Read the rest of this entry
Didn’t realize it was a step of faith to buy shares in the Facebook launch? It was pure faith. Faith in a vision of the future, faith in the continuing growth of Facebook, faith that there is no such thing as a limit or a loss, Read the rest of this entry
One of the things that limits the effectiveness of Christians is their perception of salvation. For reasons of convenience in communication and in deference to the simplicity we felt we needed in evangelism, we have Read the rest of this entry
We began two posts ago to tell the story of our friend who had a tough problem. We listened to his downloads (tirades), we challenged what he said and his impressions of what others thought about him, we pointed out folks who were far worse off than he was, but all was to no avail; he didn’t change at all and Read the rest of this entry
The memory just would not fade! She tried everything she knew and was always subconsciously looking for ideas wherever she went, but still there were times of total recall that left her terrified and sweating. Read the rest of this entry
Astounding find of ancient T-shirt confirms that Moses was the owner. The screen printed shirt has a well preserved fragment of a logo for “Sinai Travels” with a small graphic of the parted Red Sea. Read the rest of this entry
About the time we think that problems are getting sorted out and the world is becoming a better place we discover new breakouts of the same old illness. Myanmar has been Read the rest of this entry