A blog on science, politics, religion, music, and pretty much whatever else strikes my fancy. First time guests may want to read this page to get an idea on who I am. Then read this one to get an idea on how I view blogging and informal writing in general.
Currently based in Turners Falls, MA; attending school in Greenfield to get moving toward an Apologetics degree (emphasis on scientific apologetics) and looking into freelance writing. First step: a frequently-updated column on the Examiner that you should check out.
Our walk with Christ is both personal and communal. This week, Dan looks at how our personal sanctification relies upon being in community.
The charging port on my phone broke, so when the battery dies (and it will very soon), I will be without a phone (or the tumblr mobile app) until I can afford to fix or replace it. Between this and the fact that I only have access to the internet at work and church, and am generally doing something more important there, I will likely become a rare sight online for the foreseeable future.
Nick: Hey, congrats on the baby!
Me: Thanks! And congrats on getting voted Best Bartender!
Nick: Thanks! Though I don't really understand it.
Me: That's alright, I don't really understand the baby, either.
I am constantly fascinated by the fact that we live in a culture which understands the danger behind spoiling children, and still expects God to give us everything we want and approve of all our desires.
My last name means “Descendant of Hell”. Without really thinking through the implications, we gave our daughter a name that means “Fiery”.
It’ll be fun explaining that to her in a few years.
I love the arguments against God that rely on (usually mistaken) descriptions of His character. Because apparently He doesn’t count if He isn’t exactly what we want Him to be.
Do we worship God because He is good? No. We worship God because He is God. If He were the most cruel being possible, He would still be supreme, sovereign, and deserving of (fearful) reverence. That He is good makes the worship a source of joy rather than drudgery. We worship Him for what He is - we love Him for who He is.
That was a birthing room.
I have internet, but I anticipate I’ll be a bit too busy to hang out on here for a little while. Next post you see from me will probably be the face of a baby.
This week, we turn to Matthew 16 to start a new sermon series about the gathered and scattered church. In this text, Christ begins to establish the model of His church, starting with a conversation with Peter that has launched a great deal of questions and debate.
Dr. Cindy Trinn (via musiqchild007)
I see you’re following me now. Good - then you’re fully capable of seeing the explanation I gave yesterday concerning asks and my inability to address them when I’d hoped. This may be worth your consideration before sending me more accusations.
The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail email@example.com
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 email@example.com
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: email@example.com
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight