I continue to be a little confused by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s book, The Grand Design. Following from their work in this book Stephen Hawking uses their theories to explain why it’s possible for the universe to have begun spontaneously, created from nothing. From this basis Hawking postulates that being able to use the […]
What is the image of God?
In his book, We Make The Road By Walking, Brian McLaren writes… An image is a small imitation or echo, like a reflection in a mirror. So if we bear the image of God, then like God, we experience life through relationships. Like God, we experience love through our complementary differences. Like God, we notice […]
The small, insignificant, and easily over-looked reveals God’s glory
– every teaching Jesus had about how God creates something glorious starts with something small. Never once did Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven is like a Fortune 500 Company with super happy shareholders. It’s always something small, insignificant, easily over-looked…these are the things that reveal the glory of God. I mean, after all, in […]
Hear, Hear, Mr. Mclaren!
I often wander. In the cyber sense. I have done my share of wondering in the physical sense as well, but those are different stories for different times. Back to my recent cyber-wandering. I was recently discussing the relevance of the need to have an understanding of the Old Testament Hebrew world in order to […]
Wrath? Really? God has wrath and it’s directed at me? I read this again today in John 3:36. Just a couple of dozen verses after one, if not the most quoted verse in the bible. A verse that stands as a testament – the testament – regarding the enormity of God’s love for me. A […]
The Art of Disruption
An excerpt from Rob Bell’s Drops Like Stars… There’s a phrase we use when we’re describing something we consider new and unexpected. We say it’s “out of the box.” The problem with the phrase is that when something or someone is judged to be in or out of “the box”, it reveals that “the box” […]
As I walked from the office to the train this evening my mind began to compose. This happens to me on a fairly frequent basis. Typically, my morning musings bear the fruit of more shareable ponderings, but tonight I feel that my evening stroll through that odd blend of mind and spirit was worth pondering […]