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Postmodern Certainty

Postmodernism is summed up by the belief that there are no absolutes, what is true for one person may not be true for another person and vice versa. This attitude is understandable considering the amount of differing opinions in the world. For every expert there is a counter-expert or maybe even an anti-expert. The amount of information available at our finger tips is incredible but may not be reliable. Postmodernism undermines our trust in other people's beliefs, but increases the certainty in our own.

People in general believe that they are right because it is impossible for someone to hold a belief that they think is wrong. When human nature is combined with postmodernism we find people who believe they are right without any external reference. This is true of Christians and non-Christians alike.

Christianity is based on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets with Jesus Christ being the cornerstone (Eph. 2:20), which means that Christianity is built on the teachings of the…

Funerals

I was recently just at two funerals. One funeral was for a co-worker who committed suicide, the other funeral was for a 94 year old Grandmother who died from cancer. Having recently lost my Grandma, I have made it a habit to observe those who come and who do not come to a funeral. This is not so I hold it against them, but so that I can remember those who are faithful. However, it also tells me a lot about the people who did not come.

People usually go to funerals because they either know the person who died personally or because they know people who are very close to the person who died. It is a way to say that you loved the person who died and/or love the people who are close. Conversely, there are many more reasons why people do not go to funerals, such as, being out of town, not knowing, previous engagements, etc... The person who died will never know you did not go to their funeral, but those who are close are watching.

If you do not go to a funeral, except for some rare circumst…