Thursday, February 16, 2012

Babel

I just watched this insane movie called Babel. A movie full of so much darkness and hopelessness of which the characters somehow unintentionally bring upon themselves. All the bullshit that they let slide past built up like plaque in an artery, until their bodies gave out and they had nothing left to shout but EMERGENCY and HELP. It's in the utmost tragedies that somehow the most beautiful human tendencies are brought to life. The beginning of realizing some of the most unfathomable designing of the intertwining of human lives really is one of the greatest stories that can be told. I saw God in every inch of this movie. Yep.

My Thoughts

my thoughts
My thoughts
How terrible you are to me
First you make me laugh then you
make me scream
I can't trust anything about me
Because your always changing with
out me looking
I thought I could keep an eye on you
Before you changed once again
But you find joy in my sorrow and
wait till the night when I am
defenseless
My prayers are twisted into
monologues of which I wonder if your
truth lies
Then you smile and laugh as the rest
of me cries
it's a dark world in there behind my
eyes
 there is no light in the lightless no
matter how much my will tried
To see the light would be to
accomplish a concrete
and currently all I am is the dust in
the wind


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jesus > Religion

What does the Bible say about your thinking as a believer?

Proverbs 14:15 (NIV) A simple man believes anything but a prudent man gives thought to his steps

Acts 17:11 (NLT) And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonia, and they listened eagerly to Paul's message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth.

Colossians 2:8 (NET) Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV) So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV) For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new perosn by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Philippians 4:8 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect




Reference

Putney, S. (2009). Contemporary Issues 1: Affirming A Biblical Worldview. Virginia Beach: Academx Publishing Services, Inc.

Morning Bagel

Psalms 32:9
Do not be like a horse or a mule,
Without understanding,
Whose temper must be curbed with
Bit and bridle,
Else it will not stay near you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Knowledge and Believing

Isn't the problem that someone’s idea of knowledge is from their individual experiences. We don't like relativism. Yet believing the Gospel of Christ because you were told about it from another believer, is finding knowledge through an individual experience. And that person that showed the message to you was shown it by someone else through another individual experience, and so on and so forth. Is it a problem that our claim for saying the Bible is true knowledge and what Christ taught is true knowledge comes straight from the words of the Bible itself. We use the Bible to say that the Bible is real. This is one of my personal struggles. How can we tell people that don’t believe the Bible, that the Bible is knowledge by using the Bible as a reference of why it is true? My fellow peer referenced John 1:1 in a post showing that the Bible is the ultimate knowledge database. If you believe in the Bible, then this makes perfect sense of why you'd use it to tell people Christ is real and true, but if you don't believe in the Bible, it just seems like you are using a circular form of a logical fallacy that cannot be refuted. How can we find knowledge about God and Christ besides just saying, "well it's in the Bible, so it's true"?

By faith and believing?

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Paradox of Our Age

I agreed with the majority of what this was saying...so I thought it was interesting enough to share...

The quote is taken from the essay that appeared in “Words Aptly Spoken,” Dr. Moorehead’s 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues used in his sermons and radio broadcasts.

The Paradox of Our Age
By Dr. Bob Moorehead

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; big men and small character; steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce; fancier houses but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.