Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
Worship with me: We Will Not Be Shaken by Bethel Music
Sometimes people ask where I get the music we use for worship services. If at any time you’d like to know, please don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll gladly share with you who wrote them and where you can find them. I always print out a couple more set lists just in case we need them, […]
my take on the “In The Beginning” series
Let me start out by saying that the series In The Beginning has been really interesting. The part that keeps sticking out to me is the constant undertone that goes “If we don’t get the beginning right it can mess up everything!” How true in many ways that is! Our whole lives are shaped by beginnings. […]
The title says it all, doesn’t it? We live in an interesting society. There’s a bunch of us who leave the trash on the floor because there’s someone hired to pick it up. We don’t clean up the spill because it’s someone’s job. Someone tells us they’re doing something big but we don’t help people unless […]
in view of His mercy
First off, I know that I’ve done many posts before (at least one) about Romans 12:1-2. It’s basically the whole purpose this blog’s existence. I’m in Romans again. For a long time I was in 1 John, and I didn’t get a chance to write more on all that God was teaching me while reading […]
God is light
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the […]
what could be greater?
Purpose. Such a deep word. Eternity. Too broad for us to understand fully, and yet it is something we can grasp. Fellowship. We all long for it. Put the three together… The only thing that comes to mind is a question. How is it possible? Don’t you want more? Don’t we all wish or long for […]
It’s a super “Christianese” phrase. We like to use that term for sayings that those who aren’t Christians might not understand. There’s only one problem though. I’ve asked others what they think of when they hear the phrase and they say, “New start. Do-over. Another beginning.” We’re afraid of the term “born again”. I don’t […]
grace calls us
The last post covered some really neat things about grace that I haven’t really thought of before. From that perspective, my interaction with others has changed in a great way. The way I interact with my kids, wife, volunteers, fellow workers, and acquaintances. But now even deeper than that, there’s another understanding of grace that […]
grace, glory, and peace
Recently I’ve been reading Ephesians again. I’m just enamored by how excited Paul gets about God’s grace. What I’m writing about has to do with what I’ve found in the first two chapters. Go ahead and take a moment to read through it. If it went any further, this post could last forever. But this […]
servants of the word
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for […]
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