Monday, September 24, 2007

To Live Again

I was inspired by my brother to consider revival.

I wonder..

Do we really want revival?
Should we desire revival?
How would we get revival?
How would you describe a person who needs to be revived?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Canny & Uncanny

These are opposites, as might be expected, but only with regard to the secondary meaning of "canny".

1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned. 2. Cautious in spending money; frugal. 3. Scots a. Steady, restrained, and gentle. b. Snug and quiet.

1. Peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature; eerie. See synonyms at weird. 2. So keen and perceptive as to seem preternatural.

Saturday, September 08, 2007


Could it be that an important weapon or armor available to us in our battle against sin is the cultivation of sensitivity?

    So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and seperated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

~Ephesians 4:17-19

Paul equates a hard heart with loss of sensitivity. There are two results of the hardening of the Gentiles' hearts. First, they have ingnorance in them, which leads to seperation from God and from understanding. Second, they give themselves over to sensuality, which leads to an array of sins, but fails to satisfy.

If the loss of sensitivity leads to ingnorance and indulgence in sensuality, then perhaps its increase can help to empower us or prepare us for understanding, purity, and unity with God.

What do we think of a person who is sensitive? Do we value sensitivity or do we see it as weakness or indulgent?

Does this passage really teach us anything about what not to do?

Sensitive Sensitivity
Sensual Sensuality

Monday, September 03, 2007


These are different in pronunciation, parts of speech, and of course definition. They do, however, have common lineage.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals "Think"

Conservative Jewish comic, Evan Sayet, speaks soberly at The Heritage Foundation on March 5, 2007.

This is sharp insight describing the profound effects of relativism, here referred to as "indiscrimination".

It is often difficult for us to know how deeply even we who aspire to, and/or profess, a radically "unworldly" world-view are informed and guided by such error.

In addition, while it is Christ who builds the church, understanding prevalent world-views may help us to more effectively influence others for the Gospel.

The video is about 47 minutes.


Evan's blog, Sayet Right