Tag: Theologizing

  • Lest They Do to Us What We Did to Them

    Belated thoughts about the Ark of the Covenant and the 2016 election.

  • “The Heart Is Deceitful”

    above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” -Jeremiah 17:9, KJV Don’t trust your heart. If I have heard that message once, I have heard it a dozen times. “The World” says to listen to your heart, the Bible says not to listen to your heart. Or does it? Later in Jeremiah, 24:7…

  • Dark Knight Rises and The Myth of Redemptive Violence

    Dark Knight Rises and The Myth of Redemptive Violence

    *** SPOILER ALERT **** There be spoilers below. If ya don’t want ’em, don’t read it. Still, I whited out as many spoilers as I could. Select the invisible text to see the missing words. Dark Knight Rises was pretty epic, as movies go. I left the theater with dozens of thoughts tumbling around my…

  • 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…

  • God Is For Us

    Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.  -Romans 8:34 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes…

  • 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…

  • Be Better.

    As a culture, Americans aren’t very nice to ourselves. We have a million self-improvement classes, we go to school to get grades, and we measure our value by the numbers on our paycheck and 401k, the words that are or are not in front of and behind our names (PhD, President, etc). We judge ourselves…

  • Me vs Them

    I hate “Us vs Them” Christians. You know the type: Every other denomination is going to hell in a handbasket, and they have a handle on the truth, and if only somebody would listen to them, the world would be a much better place. They go to small churches and have small minds and occupy…

  • The Purpose-Driven Boatwright

    “How old was Noah when he entered the ark?” My girlfriend thought it was an innocent question. How was she to know that it could unleash something so crazy? Really Weird Bible Stories Episode 2: The Purpose-Driven Boatwright Noah. Weird dude. Born in a wicked generation. Not even a murmur that he mighta protested their…

  • 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…