syn-thesis < Greek: “syn” (together) + “thesis” (placing, putting); combining many parts into a unified whole
God created the universe. Sometimes we forget what that means. Starting from nature, we can get to science: biology to chemistry to physics to mathematics. Working the other way we come to our bodies and souls, with instincts, emotions, and thoughts, on through to psychology, relationships, and creativity, and when you add the last three, you get culture.
It’s all connected. Running through them are the truths that God laid in the foundation of the world. Granted, it’s a broken world. There’s a lot of ugliness out there: depravity, cruelty, disease, and death. We reflect that, too. But finding those threads – picking them out, following them, seeing where they go and what they do – is a beautiful pursuit, and the purpose of this blog.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” —Philippians 4:8, ESV
My name is Andrea. I’m a Christian. I’m also a musician, an analyst, an armchair theologian, and a geek. I’m a native of Omaha, Nebraska. My ancestry is Mennonite and my church is Evangelical. I grew up on British fantasy and American sci-fi, and I’m interested in pretty much everything. Some years back, someone told me, “all truth is God’s truth.” I write this blog in an attempt to see just where exactly that concept can go.