Month: January 2018

Imagination and Reason

People often gain more spiritual truth and satisfaction from myth than from the written doctrinal codes of their own religion.  In story, the imagination is activated and the door is wide open for meaning and understanding to enter in.  ...

Becoming who God intended me to be

When I was younger (a young boy up into my early adulthood) I was terrified of speaking or singing in front of people.  I could tell multiple stories of Christmas programs, school speeches, solos and other occasions where my knees shook and my voice quivered to the point where...

One of my goals…

One of my goals for 2017 is to be more diligent in writing my online journal and reflections.  I’ve done this in the past but it has been quite some time since I’ve done it regularly.   In an ideal world, I would commit to writing daily, but the reality...

Meaning and Understanding

The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”.  The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook.  In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning.  Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness....

Where is meaning found?

In Western societies it is becoming more and more commonplace in education, religion and general society to encourage people to find their own meaning....

Law and Love — Moses and Jesus

Today’s entry is somewhat short simply because I want to emphasize one simple and important truth–and not bog it down or drown it with too much “other stuff.” For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ…He has revealed God to...