Philosophy


Fear

We fear truth because truth requires accountability and change. But once we are accountable to that change, truth will set us free from our former fears. 012604

conviction

Guilt is not of God. The Holy Spirit instills deep conviction in the minds of men. Scrutiny filters through the chambers of the heart that overflows into the soul to conform us to Christ-likeness.

Cardiac Surgeon

God is in the business of changing hearts and Jesus is the cardiac surgeon on call.  Our job is to lie still on the operating table until the Holy Spirit instructs us where to go.

Broken

When it comes to understanding the mind of God the carnal mind is futile. It acknowledges the existence of a higher authority, yet fails to surrender the flesh to be stretched, stained, and ultimately broken for a redemptive heavenly suit.

Author of Love

We say we love, then turn around and hurt those closest to us. We are savage creatures not worthy of trust or love. But Christ is love. Now I’m free to love because it is no longer I who love but the Author of Love whom I trust to love through me.

Atheism

Atheism is a short word for pseudo-intellectual tantrums.

Antidote

Our nature as human beings propels forth a dual propensity to overcomplicate what is simple and oversimplify what is complex. The antidote to our perception of the dichotomy of life’s incomprehensibilities is a twofold injection: healthy and humble self-awareness (meek and lowly in spirit) and discerning knowledge (wisdom), which is predicated on the desire to know the thoughts of God. …Continue reading →

World Religions and Suffering

“Other religions ask humanity to rise above their pain, or perhaps to deny it altogether. In Christianity, we do not rise above our pain; rather, God descends to it.” Philip Yancey, Forward to Charles Ohlrich’s The Suffering God: Hope and Comfort for Those Who Hurt

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