The Joy of a Photograph

“Look at this photograph. Every time I do, it makes me laugh” ~ Nickelback Imagine a distant and ancient time when cameras were uncommon. They weren’t in everyone’s pocket. They used film rolls of which 24 shots were the normal max storage. Wouldn’t you think twice back then before taking a photo of your lunch?Continue reading “The Joy of a Photograph”

Justice or Righteousness?

Consider the following: Hatred is not really the absence of love. Neither is love simply the absence of hatred. But effort, you see, is needed for either emotion to exist. The lack of one or the other could just mean indifference, an ideal state for some: that neutral, unbiased, and objective position that logicians reachContinue reading “Justice or Righteousness?”

The Pleasure of Takin it Easy

Imagine if you would a tropical beach by lush, green mountains. There’s white sand sifting through your toes while you hold your fruity drink to your lips. Your tan is turning out well, nice and toasty and even. And you have nothing to worry about, because work’s in another hemisphere, huddled there with your anxieties,Continue reading “The Pleasure of Takin it Easy”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 3

Part 2 here Why did Jesus wake us up? For what purpose? I’ve written elsewhere why we were chosen by God, but here I want to focus on one particular purpose: bringing justice to an unjust world. Justice vs Righteousness The word “justice” may bring up images of retribution, vengeance, prison, even death. But didContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 3”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2

Part 1 here The Joy of Awakening I am not a morning person. I struggle to release my bed’s embrace each morning. No matter how bright the sun outside or how loud the commotion around the house, I’m a bump on the mattress and immovable by mortals. I’m a lump of clay molded asleep byContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 1

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “The light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise upContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 1”

Remember the Tartarans

“For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell [Tartarus], in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.” (2 Peter‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NLT)‬‬ The Tartarus Mythos Tartarus was said to be as far from the Earth as the Earth was from Heaven. ItContinue reading “Remember the Tartarans”