“Socrates refers to himself as a gadfly. Who have been the gadflies in your life? Whom were the people that challenged you and made you uncomfortable, but in doing so, made you a better person?” As I began to mull over these questions my first reaction was to consider an adequate definition for a “gadfly” … Continue reading A Friend Closer Than A Brother
A classroom… a Professor, and students. All is calm in the peace of the morning – the distant din of shuffling feet and rustling papers echo from the hallway, as other students find their appointed places. Above that is the wavering hum of the long highway. Ninety Degrees and Clear.
A youngish man, and energetic – the Professor speaks with passion about the material, but slyly – not tipping his hand so much but reveling in his role as benevolent antagonist. He speaks: “Why does Religion exist? The most evident answer is that it serves many human needs – and the most basic need might be to respond to our natural wonder about the universe and ourselves. Of any or all of the sorts of human needs that religion serves, describe one that is most important to your religious values or to the values of a specific religion.”
This brief allocution is a sufficient impetus to initiate the wild rumpus of sound-bite platitudes and borrowed aphorisms.
“Truly, truly, I say to you – before Abraham was, I AM.” – Jesus Christ I AM therefore, I think. Which is to say that the Almighty LORD is – and from understanding the world as such, comes coherence. Him being perfect Unity and Diversity in the form of the Trinity. Troubling is the untenable … Continue reading Is Reality A Matter Of Context?
The Philosopher and the Student stand together in a rare moment of quiet. In a gesture of pained hesitation, the Student opens his mouth to shatter the Silence with an earnest question – but before he can speak, the Philosopher holds up his hand.
He lifts his head, looking upon the far horizon – and in a clear, resolute voice he begins to speak…
Today I received my new English Standard Version Bible in the mail. It is a Thinline edition – meaning that it is built in such a way as to be compact enough to carry around, while still maintaining easy readability and a classic aesthetic. The design is extraordinary and I find myself quite taken with … Continue reading The Sword Of The Spirit/The Word Of GOD
Though it is frequent that I relive episodes of my life within the mystic sphere of my dreams, I am glad to say that my dreams do not encroach upon the extant plane of existence. Through the shadowy veil, under my conscious Mind – I hearken back to my walk through the ending week. A … Continue reading Shall A Skeptic Contend With The Almighty?
Having tuckered my little ones into bed and sat down at my desk to continue my work, I find myself severely vexed and unable to focus on the task-at-hand. O, tonight… This evening, I was stretched out on my couch with my children curled under each arm as I read to them – when someone … Continue reading Charity – A Moral Dilemma?