Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • a nation’s hatred

    And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved. Mt 10:22 (NLT) How much influence has Jesus had on your life? Has it gone so far that people hate you? When we make decisions to follow Jesus and do what He would do, […]

  • whatever i got

    Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament. The last words of God before 400 years of no prophet, no word from the LORD, until Jesus came. Some of the hardest words for Israel to swallow. God had just brought His people back from exile, they had just rebuilt the temple and began offering sacrifices, […]

  • careless words

    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man brings out […]

  • revamped

    Have you ever had one of those moments in which you just get lost in the joy of God? I just had one of those. I’m not one to get them all that often, especially in public places. But when I think about the Word becoming flesh, I get excited! I’m celebrating Christmas in February! […]

  • a level place

    Have you ever been hiking? Here in Colorado, there are many places to go and hike. But you have to be careful sometimes. While it is fun, it can also be dangerous. The danger is exhilarating, and you’ll always remember how things went if you were with others, especially if someone gets hurt. But one […]

  • getting up

    I’m constantly intrigued by the account of Jesus calling His first disciples (Matthew 4:18-22). It amazes me that those guys got up, left everything, and followed Him. Theologians have made many remarks on why they got up and left everything. Evidently, when a rabbi calls your name to follow him, that was the thing that […]

  • the voice

    Have you ever started the new year off with a word or phrase? My wife typically does. She finds something and then calls the year by it’s name. Last year was “The Year of Today.” This year, I’m not sure I know what it is yet. But God has prepared my heart for what this […]

  • not alone

    Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something when he […]

  • black + friday = destruction

    What if we took everything we are buying this black Friday for people we love and gave it away to people we don’t know to show them that we have love? The Bible talks about how we love Jesus as much as we love the least person. It’s easy to shop for the people we […]

  • the counsel we give

    There are so many times people come to the church and ask for counsel on their lives. If you have friends like I do, sometimes they come to us and ask us what our opinion may be about the situation they got themselves into. For the most part, the easy thing to say is, “It’ll […]

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