The fate vs. freewill discussion always fascinated me, it was one of the few discussions I enjoyed in my high school English class, and I was quite curious how it applied to Biblical lore: Adam and Eve had a choice to disobey God - I always found that poorly planned on God's part, but that … Continue reading Fate vs. Freewill: Did Jesus have a Choice?
Way back when I was still a naive and optimistic freshman at Principia College I signed up to participate in an off-campus activity with some fellow students. It would take us away from the campus for several weeks, during which time it was of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE that we uphold the values of Principia and … Continue reading A Principian’s Reflections on the Matthew Code
While I generally dislike Paul (a post for another day), he does make some valid points and has contributed* extensively to what we now consider to be "Christian ideas." Both Luther and Mary Baker Eddy were influenced by Paul's work, and he remains an unavoidable figure in 20th century theology with his ideas on faith … Continue reading Philippians 4:8 as applied to E-mails
I’ll be upfront, until recently everything I learned about Buddhism and the Dalai Lama I learned from Facebook memes which meant it was pretty much limited to some feel-good pull quotes which espoused some fairly logical, universal-sounding truths. It was a start and I was intrigued, so I looked up the Dalai Lama’s website. He’s … Continue reading Elephants & Demons
Many people enjoy citing Matthew 7:1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (NIV) Matthew 7:1-2 Apparently it is one of the most cited passages in the Bible … Continue reading Some thoughts on Matthew 7
Elder Fox and his shadow TSOWG and the subsequent missionaries liked to talk about Faith. All I needed to do was have faith (and read a book and pray), and God would show me what was True. In my quest for something greater, I began by picking part Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is the substance … Continue reading faith, hope & love