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September « 2009 « The Beautiful Synthesis

Fixing things

It is the occupational hazard of being a naturally law-abiding person and growing up in a functional, spiritually grounded home that I should find it easy to underestimate things like grace. And to find it difficult to believe that wrongs can be transformed or that whatever I have gotten myself into, God is […]

Right and wrong

Sometimes I love being wrong.

People who’ve known me a long time will probably laugh at that. If you’d told me ten years ago that I’d ever like being wrong, I would have laughed too (albeit a bit nervously). ‘Cause my mom still tells stories about the way I would come […]

Expect, reject, need, deny

This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything. All that I could want and nothing that I need. – “This World”, Caedmon’s Call

There are people who reject that God exists because they say he is merely a construct of what humans expect.

There are people who reject that God exists because […]

Sorrowful Joy

Was thinking yesterday – it being 9/11 – about how sadness is necessary. It’s the inverse of something I’ve heard an atheist say, that in an unfeeling, impersonal, chaotic universe, joy is a fleeting thing, so we have to cling to it. G. K. Chesterton wrote in Orthodoxy that he believed that something […]