Monthly Archives: April 2011

Epic

Sometimes epics don’t seem to tell the truth.  The epic story is a grand narrative of heroic actions with often supernatural elements.  We think of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or the Kia Optima commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLGj6iSZvak .  We know how … Continue reading

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Do you want justice?

It has been a testing time, but there has been encouragement.  I deserve nothing from God, so these words that people say, even a ‘thank you’, seems like sweet honey.  It was encouraging that God seemed, on two occasions, to … Continue reading

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A Timely Source of Hope

Today was a day of significant trial, so this walk through the Psalms was personally encouraging.  A key committee that I am on had a busy day, only to find sources of discouragement at the end of long deliberation.  I … Continue reading

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Who Lives in God’s Presence?

God is present everywhere.  This would mean that everyone lives in God’s presence to some degree.  There is the outer limit where it is sometimes described as cast from God’s presence, where there is weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth.  … Continue reading

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Practical Atheism and The Gap

The Gap store has become a symbol to some of exploitation( http://articles.cnn.com/2007-10-29/world/gap.labor_1_clothing-retailer-gap-child-labor-gap-kids-stores?_s=PM:WORLD ). I have a pair of pyjamas that I am particularly fond of that are from Gap.  I play with soccer balls made in Pakistan, from living there I … Continue reading

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How Long?

In our limited perspective as humans where 70 years is a long time, to wait for a year seems like a long time.  There are studies that say our perceptions of a long time and a short time are changing.  … Continue reading

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Betrayed By A Lover

When I was younger I was betrayed.  I was rarely betrayed in friendships, but I was betrayed in love.  I would sometimes wake in the night replaying discussions where I was lied to.  I would think of the injustice, the … Continue reading

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Time to Take Flight

When things seem overwhelming Christians withdraw.  We have formed many Christian schools that hide us from the rest of the world.  We can sometimes withdraw from those around us who are strange, sinful, or somehow different from us.  The psalmis … Continue reading

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Freedom to Say How It Is

As I read Psalms 9 & 10, I felt the healing affects of authenticity.  The lack of pressure to be something we are not is a great release.  For years we build up a facade of Christian life, but it needs to be torn … Continue reading

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A Ray Of Light

Amidst all the depressing laments we find one psalm of praise.  In Psalm 8, God wis worshiped for his name and his majesty.  The first, “O LORD”, is a translation of YHWH, God’s name.  The second Lord is just the expression … Continue reading

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