Thursday, August 14, 2008

Doubters Welcome

I am currently reading a book for a course in theology in which the author seems to have written in fear that technology will somehow replace God in society.  His basic premis is that the further science progresses, the farther we drift from God.  This is a fear shared by many in Christianity that somehow, the more people rely on the knowledge of man, the less they will stand in awe of God.  I would submit to you that God is not intimidated by science, in fact, I believe he welcomes it.  Now more than ever man is pushing the limits of time and space and God continues to be there.  In a total turn around, I believe that the progress of science in our world will act as a smelting pot that will separate all the false religions and cults that are based on anything short of absolute truth.  God has always welcomed doubters.  God created us curious.  Science is in all actuality the study of God's omnipotence.  The only ones who should fear the truth are those who have something to hide.  This Sunday, we welcome all doubters to church.  Our study through John will bring us to Thomas' encounter with Christ and we will see how Jesus responds to those in doubt.  Make plans to come, and invite a doubter to come explore.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blogging Fast Ect...

A lot has happened in the last month, and I had decided to take some time off of blogging to get perspective on why or if I should blog.  Here are some of the decisions I worked through.

1. I do not want to blog, and fail to communicate.
 - no sense in blogging just to have a post for every day.
- I will not blog unless I feel I have something to communicate.
2. Blogging should be more about the reader than the writer.
- I realize that those who read the blog want to look backstage.
- So I will try to communicate more of what I am doing rather than what I thinking
3. Blogging can waste time
- I cut way back on the number of blogs I read.
- mostly now I just read friends' blogs and some of the filter blogs like MMI.
4. Blogging is valuable
-When done correctly, blogging effectively communicates vision
- Blogging brings people together