As providence would have it, my daily Bible reading brought me to Ecclesiastes 2:12-17 on the first day of the new year. Being a little on the melancholy side by nature, I take Ecclesiastes with a bit of trepidation.
In the last post, we explored what it means to be created in the image of God. In this post, let’s explore how we should respond to that great privilege and responsibility.
Reasonable Faith in the God of Creation We’ve been going through Genesis, looking at the account as it is given to us. From the beginning, the Bible calls on us to trust the truthfulness of God. Trust in God that results in action, this is the essence of true faith.
Does our free will trump God’s free will? Because I’m a geek, I often do random Google search terms and see what comes up. A while back, I entered in “Rick Warren Mormon” and found this transcript of a Larry King interview with Rick Warren. There was some back-and-forth about Mormonism, but I found this exchange […]
I’ve been going through the book of Exodus with the young adult group at Sylvania Church. We finished the book Sunday, June 7th. We record those if you are interested in hearing our discussions. Even though I didn’t address this specific point in class, I found the way the book ends very interesting. Moses seems […]
After a bit of a hiatus, let’s pick back up in Genesis. Order/Structure of Creation Having discussed the nature of “days,” what did God do with them? Moses tells us that the “earth,” the cosmos, was without form and void. Then he tells us that God gave it form on the first three days and […]
Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology Thesis: Modern people have put various things “upstairs” in the area of nonreason in a desperate attempt to find some optimism about meaning and values.
The Breakdown in Philosophy and Science Theme: if there are no absolutes, then the particulars, the individual things, have no meaning. What is meant by universal? What is meant by particular? Examples? Clear place we see this is in morals: “Who are you to be judge over us?”
Why study the Reformation Solas? A while back, the Sylvania College and Career group did a six week study on the Five Solas of the Reformation. In six weeks, the study was not, of course, exhaustive. Semesters have been taught on overviews of each one, and I’m not so arrogant to think we can discuss […]
As I write this post [ED: originally, March 31, 2007 at about 9:30 p.m.], I am very tired. It has been a long week and emotionally draining. Last Sunday night, at about 10:30 p.m., I received a phone call from my pastor. He told me that a friend of mine, a little brother in the […]