Tag: Philosophizing

  • Newsboys Tell Nietzsche that God’s Not Dead, Add Nothing To The Conversation

    Newsboys Tell Nietzsche that God’s Not Dead, Add Nothing To The Conversation

    In a statement released today, scientists have concluded that, based on their research, God is a myth. These words open the music video to the Newsboys’ music video “God’s not dead” (embedded below). A newspaper headline in the video says “God is a myth.” A billboard reads “No evidence that God exists.” An article online…

  • Projects and Promises

    “God, if You don’t want to control everything I do, and I can’t control what You do, then what is our relationship good for, anyway?” Controlling God. I was pondering how my prayers don’t really tend to impact too much what God does. That after I prayed that the cold would stop. (I woke up…

  • Know

    Readers looking for a bullet-proof treatise on the existence of God are advised to look elsewhere. I am prejudiced in favor of God, and this tale of mine is one filled with holes and assumptions. In many cases I trust arguments made by others that I don’t bother to link, repeat, or even reference. But…

  • Value

    I posted this to my Intro to DMA blog back in Fall 2009. I felt like it needed to be reposted here… 🙂 Have you ever noticed that in some films there is a message, intentional or unintentional, that value is dependent upon certain things? For instance… You’re valuable… if you’re beautiful (think every Disney…

  • Fire

    You just can’t sit still, can you? I was taking off my shoes in my apartment when this thought hit me. There are some people who just can’t sit still. There’s this fire deep inside them, something that refuses to sit down and shut up. They can go do stuff they don’t care about for…

  • Questions

    i come still broken and a bit confused How many times does the road we’re on wander through the valley of the shadow of death? Can we trust You to give us less than trials and tribulations? You only promised You’d be with us, not that where you’d be with us wouldn’t be hell. I…

  • Preach

    I learned during my very formative years that the world was largely filled with people who were going to hell because they didn’t believe in Jesus. I also learned that my primary job as a Christian is to get other people to believe in Jesus so they will go to heaven and not go to…

  • “Enjoy.”

    “Enjoy.”

    I was in the Dining Commons the other day when I overheard one person ask another, “Did you enjoy your meal?” The phrase struck me weird, and I thought about it. We can like something without enjoying it. Food can taste good, and we can fail to enjoy it. We can spend time with our…

  • Saints & Poets

    “…I can’t. I can’t go on. It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another. I didn’t realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed… Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it–every,every minute?” “No. …The saints and poets, maybe they do some.” -Our Town,…

  • Reflections on the Holocaust

    Not for the weak of stomach. Exit while you can. Written on a sheet of notebook paper and transcribed. I’m sitting outside of chapel, They’re doing praise and worship inside, and I can’t go in. Not yet. We just watched a holocaust video. For the first time, I cried over it. The inhumanity. This must…