Tag: Theologizing

  • 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…

  • Really Weird Bible Stories That They Didn’t Tell You About In Sunday School.

    When I was growing up, I heard a ton of Bible stories. The Creation of the World, Adam and Eve and The Fall, Cain and Abel, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Joseph and his coat of many colors… But I’ve recently discovered a few that I never really heard in church, Sunday School, or anywhere.…

  • Pottery

    Kristen suggested I submit this to a literary magazine. I looked it up, and while cleaning it up some, I realized that it really answered well the questions that I had posed in Questions. But in a completely different way. Constructing clay is patient work Not too little or too much pressure on the earthy…

  • 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…

  • if You ever gave up on me

    If You ever gave up on me decided my fragile sinner’s heart wasn’t worth the effort that the diamond underneath was really only dirt and finally ran out of endless grace if one day my sins hit four-nine-one if one day your endless grace was gone and You told me it was too late, 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…

  • God & Smiling

    “The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.” -Julian of Norwich, c. 1342 – 1416 I was reading a book last night called The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows, and I came upon that quote. The book was…

  • Creation Groans

    I woke up this morning from a dream about being at Jumonville. Summer Staff 2011. And I realized that, come summer 2011, most of the people that I knew and loved from Summer 2009 won’t be there. The Beattys, Ree, Craig, Ashley Crago, and maybe David Orr will still be there… but Kristen will be…