Everyone wears a set of glasses in which they view the world – one lens is their vision and the other is their set of values. The philosophers call this a ‘worldview.’ James H. Olthius defines worldview as “the integrative and interpretive framework by which order and disorder are judged, the standard by which reality […]
Lovelies are just what I call canvases painted and prayed over if you are new here. Nothing more. Nothing less. She wanted two. She was a mom to two beautiful daughters and I accepted her request. I only accepted because remakes are easier and less time consuming. My mom had just passed away, I needed […]
Over dinner last night my wife and daughter talked about our family adopting siblings. My daughter said, “You should try and get pregnant.” My wife said, “We’ve been trying for 13 years. Maybe God is preventing us from having kids so that we would adopt.” Something in me believed this was true. I don’t think […]
Prayer is the form hope takes.
30 Seconds to Mars wrote this song- Are we talking about what happened in the Garden of Eden as a metaphor for what everyone experiences? Is this an interpretation of “Original Sin” put to music and motion?
Today I read a couple chapters from the prophet Jeremiah. His conversation with God struck me as “Classified”. They are talking about the judgment of Israel. The events leading up to this moment are cataclysmic and great- too great for a simple guy like me. I do not understand the action of God in […]
How can we understand God’s first promise, “eternal life”, if we were not present before time began, when this promise was made? Promises come in two forms; explicit and implicit. A promise verbally and clearly expressed is explicit. An implied promise or the potential of a thing is implicit. A chair, for example, promises to […]
What happens to hope when we can see what is going to happen in the future? Does determinism set in and squash the energy hope ignites? Does this ability awaken people’s imaginations to see new possibilities in the forthcoming opportunity? This is not a hypothetical question because the innovation of medical technology created a crystal […]
While preparing the message for the Sunday after Easter I stumbled into a new thought on hope. I was surprised by what I was writing because I did not formulate the thought beforehand, if that’s possible. However, there was part of me that objectively processed what I was saying as I was writing it and […]