Nearly all of this post is excerpted from this much deeper post from Concordia University Irvine. “Using the song “Reckless Love,” let’s explore this phenomenon and consider 3 different perspectives of meaning: (1) the songwriter’s, (2) the text’s, and (3) the participant’s. At the heart of the controversy is the song’s use of the word […]
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
It was a long and messy prayer around the table – we laughed, talked about stuff, got off-topic, and we prayed. Some of us started eating before we were done praying, but that was legit. That dinner was awesome.
Science was never meant to take on religious tones. We all believe in something, and we all wrestle with unknowns, meaning, and purpose. The truth is important. Science, over the course of history, has often gotten things wrong.
This struggle for identity is common to all humankind. To reject our identities as God’s children, we necessarily have to accept other bases for our identities. The thing is – God does not change. Everything else does!
Our fundamental sin-filled selves are always seeking to be our own god (idolatry) – It’s my life and I’m in charge of it. People who rise above and succeed in forging their own path can be very inspiring too!