Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?

The other day over coffee, my best friend and I were talking about our week and I brought up my blog. I told him about how I feel pride and shame are two sides of the same coin, like I wrote about some here. He immediately told me I was right on the money, andContinue reading “Must I Choose between Pride or Shame?”

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?”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4

See part 3 A City on a Hill I grew up in the very flat floodplains of Louisiana. I didn’t see my first mountain till I was around 24 in the Smokies of Tennessee. My jaw hung open. Imagine then how far my jaw dropped ten years later when I visited the even loftier RockiesContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4”

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”

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”