Tag: Thinking Out Loud

  • Psalms for Doubters – Something In My Heart Believes

    Something in my heart believes Or wants to Sometimes it’s hard to tell So I take the rope again And pray there’s something at _____the top The way is dark, and sometimes lonely Sometimes the path is steep The road looks less like black and white When it appears _____at all. I had a dream…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…