Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thinking about Evidence

I just finished reading "Is God Past His Sell-by Date?" by John Blanchard. There were a lot of perspectives I had never considered before. It made me want to quickly read "Meet the real Jesus", another one of Blanchard's books.

In the past, I had resisted reading books supporting rational proof for believing in God as I sought to rely on a child-like faith. I think I may have been afraid that the scientific evidence would contradict a faith in God. But instead - the more I read about evidence for my faith, the more my faith is supported.

How could I have thought differently? I think it's just that, as an engineer - the bulk of the science I have been exposed to has been devoid of any mention of God. Come to think of it, the bulk of the theology I have been exposed to has been devoid of science. In the words of Jim Collins in "Good to Great"; it's time to "confront the brutal reality". I need to apply that thinking in all areas.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

God is faithful

From todays' sermon;

1 Corinthians 1:9

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

Faithful. He keeps His promises. His love will never fail. He will never leave me, nor forsake me. I can count on Him.

God is bigger than my problems. It's time to dig the ditches, and act on my belief.

What will you do with that freedom?

This posting made me want to see Braveheart again. J and I just finished watching.

Orrin quoted this;

"I am William Wallace, and I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

Aye, fight and you may die, run and you'll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom."

Our fight is against tyranny, but not a tyranny that threatens to kill us physically. Instead, and much worse; one that is after our very souls.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I didn't watch the video yet, but I was impressed by these quotes;

Attitude is reframing the thinking about the events in your life to empower you towards victory, instead of disempowering you towards defeat. – Orrin Woodward

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. - Oscar Wilde
(reminds me of the Newsboys song - "real good thing")

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. - Bill Meyer

Whenever you fall, pick something up. - Oswald Avery