Our Spirit: Not a Theoretical Concept

A quick reminder/encouragement: The spirit is not some hocus-pocus, theoretical concept, but a part of our actual selves.  If it was not, then we would not be saved through Jesus.  If we had no spirit, we would have no need of spiritual salvation--our death would be the true end of our existence, like the death…

Principles

Just as Descartes set for himself some maxims and principles for his intellectual Christian journey, so should we. May I suggest: I am a Christian, first and foremost.  My relationship with God through Jesus overrides all else. My mind is a powerful tool, but not a master of all.  If my thoughts or beliefs are…

The Eclipse Pitfall

Yes, there had to be a post about the eclipse. I spent most of the time observing the world around me instead of looking at the sun.  I wanted to know what the birds and bugs and humans would do.  I used my senses to observe temperature and shadows and chickens.  I wanted to immerse…

Permission To Be Holy

It can be a struggle to be an Intellectual Christian.  We have the emotional (and usually more extroverted, though many of us are extroverts as well) brethren in church and the intellectual or pseudo-intellectual secular crowd outside of it. Our spirits commune with our more exuberant brothers and sisters in Christ.  We, too, know God.…