Showing posts from October, 2014

Living Humbly in Truth

Truth has a bad name. It is often associated with being unkind, judgmental, and not important. But truth is about reality, and God is the Truth. If we knew truth perfectly, we would know God perfectly, because He is the ultimate reality. If you don't value truth, you don't value God.

In our day and age there is a crisis of truth. Many people have given up on it because they don't think it is possible to find. There is too much information and we are too biased by our social context to come to a knowledge of it. These are valid concerns and they must be taken seriously, but does that mean it is impossible to know what is real?

Stephen Hawking, recognized as one of the smartest people of our generation, thinks the world came into existence from nothing. I think he is wrong. But how can I, not one of the smartest people in the world, think that, especially when it is his area of expertise? Jihadist around the world think that if they die a "suicide bomber" they will…

Freedom to Think

Politics is more often associated with lying than governing people. Most of us don't like politics, whether it is at work or in the news. Withholding information, misleading, and deception are all associated with politics. However, politics are necessary for people to live together.

Governing or leading people is not easy. People can be lazy, indifferent, and seemingly always irrational. Why is it that people can hold such different and opposing views, and yet always believe they are right? Wait a minute! How can I think that I am right in making that assertion?

Homosexuality and abortion are issues of today, and seemingly more and more people support them, notwithstanding that they are contrary to life. Even making that statement is enough to cause people to get angry and become intolerant and bigoted, claiming that people who make those kind of statements are hateful (although it is really the opposite). It is this sentiment that makes politics so difficult. People will never ge…