Things look different from an airplane window. Mountaintops become wonderfully visible, the snow gleaming in the sun. From the ground the peaks would appear perfectly white, but… Read more “elevation”
Do you have trouble seeing the Kingdom of God? Have you been in church your whole life, and you still have yet to see any evidence in… Read more “the anti-Babylon”
This is probably one of my more dramatic post titles, and if WordPress had a soundtrack widget I imagine there would be some intense thematic music in… Read more “pluralism and the END of the WORLD”
Pluralism leads to a false sense of unity, a warm fuzzy feeling that is almost spiritual at the core. Let’s make this personal: I believe that Jesus… Read more “after pluralism (part 3, the last one)”
Have you been in a bookstore lately? What about a movie theater? Have you listened to popular music? If so, you have surely noticed an upsurge in spirituality and artistic sensuality of all kinds. Harry Potter, Twilight, Avatar, the list goes on of what we like to watch or read in the arts. These things inspire us, move us in ways the regular world often does not. Make us feel like there’s more out there — that life is more interesting and inspiring than the daily grind would have us think.
Even the noted physicist and atheist Stephen Hawking needs to think there’s more out there. In a recent media interview he stated that while aliens likely exist, they would not be our friends. So at least now I can put away the welcome mat.
What a strange statement from Hawking. I know that the evidence for aliens is mounting, but to me this is out of place coming from someone who prides himself on purely rational, evidence-based thought processes. I haven’t seen any aliens today. At least I don’t think I have. Somehow I doubt that Hawking has either.
It’s also interesting to me that in our increasingly nihilistic world where we have stripped “belief” from our schools and lives, that our youth have become increasingly spiritualistic in their choice of art forms.
It’s almost like the human heart yearns for something more.
I live in one of the most affluent areas in the world. A 15-min drive will take me to dozens of restaurants and shopping choices, where I… Read more “what I want”