Imagination and Reality

We love to imagine ourselves in different ways and in different places. Even when the imagining does not involve ourselves as third-person or first-person protagonists, we are still characters, often playing the part of the narrator. The ultimate purpose of any imagination is to place ourselves in a world we have created, a world which […]

It Is Finished

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.‭ ~ ‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NET‬‬ This is not just […]

What Are You Protecting?

How much more effort do I expend building my own reputation than my God’s? As I observe the daily lives of human beings, including my own, I find that our best efforts are almost invariably put toward achieving a vision of a future self. We think that there is worth and potential inherent in who […]

The Image

Those who set up a fictitious worship, merely worship and adore their own delirious fancies; indeed, they would never dare so to trifle with God, had they not previously fashioned him after their own childish conceits. ~ John Calvin We have very active imaginations — even those of us who may feel we are deficient […]

Plato’s Forms: An Exposition and Analysis

The following is a brief discussion of Socrates’ theory of forms as recorded by Plato in his work The Republic. It is my first formal attempt at philosophical analysis, which I recently wrote for a class in beginning philosophy. The subject text can be found here, beginning at page 207 and ending at page 210: […]

Being Born

I wake up wondering if this is real. I stare at the ceiling covered in drab-looking paint molecules, the specks of dust drifting in spotty rays of sunlight. I hear the steady hum of the air-conditioning system. I imagine all the people outside, walking to work and to class, thinking and feeling all manner of […]

The Fight

The fight of faith is not a fight to be good; it is a fight to let go of the goodness we think we possess. It is a fight to stop fighting on our own behalf. It is a fight to forego fixing our condition and let Someone else do it for us, on His […]