Tag Archives: death

“With One Voice” Reflections

Saturday Afternoon, The Theater at Avalon Island, Downtown Orlando. The speaker shared his insights into what he called the seven concentric circles of spirituality or mysticism. I’m usually leery of anything that looks like a kind of spiritual “system.” But then as I listened I was reminded of my first year of university, at LMU, taking a class on Christian

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Pondering the Meaningless of It All

Zero Eye by Zero+

Not me, you silly goof… BTW, just in case you are not familiar with the Onion News Network, this is a parody/comedy website. But that doesn’t dismiss the actual thoughts presented in this “dramatization” of a football team falling apart because one member of the team and then eventually the whole team succumbs to despair following an existential epiphany. The

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One Final Message from Randy Pausch

Diane Sawyer announced this morning on Good Morning America that CMU professor, Randy Pausch passed away last night. I heard about Professor Pausch last April when I heard about and watched his presentation, “Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” recorded at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007. Just before the lecture Pausch was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and told

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What Yet Do I Lack

Whenever I’ve heard someone talk about why they don’t go to church anymore or what changed for them, it often seems to hinge on some personal slight between the person not going to church and some representative of the church. For others the reasons dig much deeper and are far more personal. Dr. Bidlack, a member of the James Randi

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Mt 25 31-46 The Parable of the Final Judgment & Being “Good Enough”

Revelation 20

Matt. 25:31-46 The Parable of the Final Judgment This image of Jesus separating the good people from the bad people, like a shepherd separating sheep from goats, is something that I remember as a Catholic kid growing up. It expressed the kind of relationship that I thought we had with God, him being the judge and we the helpless animals

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Saying Adios To a Stranger Who Was Like a Friend…

Digital Bill

Two years ago I was introduced to something called Podcasting by my doctorate buddies from Pepperdine. I was one of those guys, because of my love and my work in technology, always had Tech-TV playing in the background, keeping me up-to-date on whatever was happening in the tech world. Alas, when Tech-TV disappeared podcasting stepped up to fill the gap.

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Mt 24 – Questions about the End of the Age & the End of Me

herod's temple

I have taken far too long before addressing these passages of scripture and spending time listening to Jesus’ Olivet Discourse. A lot of my own difficulties over the past months could have been less difficult had I stayed closer to the Word. A speaker this past week at the “In His Presence” conference referred to the Bible as his means

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Mythology & The Thinking Person

Watching the launch of the space shuttle, Discovery, I’m drawn to the sense of how such deeds as these, where humans do such wondrous things, will lend themselves toward future tales of mythological proportions. I brought up the mythology thing last time because I found the exercise of balancing various scientific and historical concepts with the biblical narrative to lend

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