Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What I Believe (part 10)

I believe that both Creationist and Evolutionist perspectives do a poor job of explaining our existence.

(We are here. On this planet. Breathing this air. We've made buildings. I'm typing on a computer. We drive cars that have engines lubricated with oil that run on gas combustion. I can fart. I can talk. I can sing. I can run. How wild is that? I don't think we're accidents. Humanity being here on this planet, living our lives is just too much for me to handle. I can't rationalize it. I would like a good explanation for why I'm here. Why we're here. How we got here.

And, to be honest, I don't feel like a Creationist or an Evolutionist can provide a complete answer to those questions. Maybe they do generally--but not when it comes to specifics.)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I still believe stuff...

I've been slacking on my "What I Believe" posts. I'll keep it up. Promise. Work has been busy and I've been spending quite a bit of free time fixing the VW. Stay tuned. They'll resume.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The new addition:

1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle

I haven't decided what I'm gonna call it. I'm bringing it home tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have periodic updates.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What I believe (day 9)

I believe that there is chaos in all of us. The concept of "ex nihilo" is not to be found in Judeo-Christian scriptures concerning Creation.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What I believe (day 8)

I believe that the Bible is valid and can be trusted. I would not use the terms "inerrant" or "infallible" to describe it, though.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What I Believe (day 7)

I believe a literal interpretation of the Bible is naive.

Monday, September 13, 2010

What I Believe (day 6)

I believe that our stories are just as important as the narrative established in biblical texts.

In other words, our lives matter. Our stories matter. Nothing ended when texts were canonized. We are a continuation of the story arc begun in Genesis 1.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I Believe (day 5)

I believe that my salvation is somehow tied to yours.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What I Believe (day 4)

I believe that an understanding of time is an important part of an understanding of life.

For instance, I think that time is either not linear or that God is bound by it. I've had two great conversations on the matter in the past week. Both were talking about it from an unbiased perspective (by that, I mean that they were not defending God's position in it all, but simply discussing their views on the matter of time). One friend was saying how he believes that time is cyclical and the other was saying how he believes that time is consistent and linear. Both had great points. I blogged about this a bit a while back myself. From my worldview and theological perspective, its impossible for time to be linear and God to be outside of it. Time may very well be linear; and if that's the case, then God is bound by it just like the rest of the universe.

Its complicated, I know.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Went camping this weekend. Didn't use a computer. I'll pick it back up tomorrow with the "I believe..." statements.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What I Believe (day 3)

I believe that most of us don't have a clue who Jesus really was.

Pray for my wife--she has to live with me.

So I always surprise poor Brittany whenever I come up with my next hair-brained scheme. This week, its the desire to own a classic VW Beetle. We've been a "1 Car Couple" for a while now, and I love driving the scooter, but occassionally, it'd be nice to have a car. I just see an old Beetle as a logical solution to said problem. I'm going to post pictures on here, not for your viewing pleasure, but as a way to host them when I post to forums. I'm not a VW expert, but there are plenty out there. So I'm searching for a car and posting pictures for the experts to give me their opinions (and sending Tim pictures and asking him lots of questions).

I love my wife. She has to put up with me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What I Believe (day 2)

I believe that all humans have libertarian free will and that understanding this is essential to a fulfilling existence.