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Philosophy Religion

Building a Narrative, Finding Salvation

Today, while I was talking to my barber, I told her about myself, and she used this word, “Ambitious.” to describe me. She only knows me through my presentation, yet she attempts to prescribe a narrative as to who I am. When I think about people I admire, I think of the elements that I […]

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Philosophy Religion

Progressivism, Because Conservatism Failed

Recently I watched “The Two Popes” on Netflix. While it was refreshing to consume media with a spiritual wrapping, the underbelly of the movie seemed to say, “Progressivism is Enlightment”. This is not an unpopular refrain, in fact, perhaps a bit tired one, to be frank. The idea that “Progressivism” will save us, shows up […]

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Religion

Judges, Kings and God

A notable difference between kings and judges exist in the Bible. There were many kings who committed many wrongdoings. There were few judges who sinned so greatly, as David, for example. The difference between judges and kings were the roles they fulfilled. A judge acted as a conduit between God and the people. Moses led […]

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Religion

Death in Religious Talk

It is strange how we subconsciously associated backsliding with death. “They didn’t make it.” “They fell by the wayside.” “It was a heart issue.” Backsliding is spiritual death. Repentance is resurrection. Intercession must be the ER?

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Philosophy Religion

Institutions & Religion

College, church, your local community, your favorite sports team exist within or as an institution. Over time, institutions corrupt. College has been corrupted by the internet. Its value is network at best, and status at worst. Then, we wait for a new institution to emerge. This will replace an old institution, or replace part of […]

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Philosophy Religion

Gods and Nihilism

If religion is an attempt to explain the world around us, then the nihilistic nature of our society seems obvious. Our gods have become college, government and entertainment. College has become a mechanism to exchange future flexibility for an attempt at a mediocre life. Government has become a cure-all solution, where we ritualistically vote and […]

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Religion

Deconstruction of Meaning in Genesis 1:1

Here, I will systematically breakdown the first scripture in the book of Genesis. I’ve always had a fascination with this scripture, and I want to deconstruct and attempt to understand all of the knowledge and information, implicit and explicit, that is mentioned here. Read along, and please leave a comment if you disagree or think […]