Celine Dion’s The Power of Love is the catalyst for remembering the trinity.Continue reading “The power of love”
Eternity is the next life. It is so real that I think God ingrained it in the cosmos and universe as a reflection of the eternal dimension.
Why am I writing about eternity? Because eternity is mentioned in the film At Eternity’s Gate (2018) which is my film of the week.Continue reading “Eternity is life”
In At Eternity’s Gate (2018), Van Gogh seemed to find enlightenment in a literal look at the gospels, without seeming to endorse gospel truth. The needs of the soul are somehow better reached if one takes what one sees in the gospel as it is. It speaks more fluidly.
In a brilliant film, Van Gogh, in At Eternity’s Gate (2018), says Jesus became known thirty years after his death. Before then Jesus was obscure, he says. I have a problem with this.
The gospels says about Jesus is that he was well-known to the people during his lifetime, and known soon after his lifetime, as Jesus’ message and Spirit spread immediately after his death and resurrection.
One of things that get overlooked at times, is that the gospel narratives and the story of the early church in Acts are reliable.
It may sound like one of those disagreements Van Gogh and Gaugin had in this movie–but this is me, a viewer, disagreeing with what Van Gogh says. Sounds strange, but it’s the point of view here I’m pointing to that’s a problem, not the movie itself.
Image Journal, as well as proving helpful descriptions about the submission process (see previous post), also provided helpful descriptions of one’s relationship to faith in their submission guidelines.
I put on a song called “Endless” that was released in 1994 and is sung by Eric Champion. It’s about God’s endless love.
As I listened, I may not know a lot about God’s love, but I got to thinking about the godhead, that I believe God is three persons in one, and are bound together by love. But I have a question.Continue reading “A question about the godhead”
If one struggles with identity and individuality, one may take on a persona, a performance, an image of somebody. Then having shown the world an identity, one faces their mortality and starts to asks if what they believed is true. Would facing mortality make a difference to how one saw one’s self? How one believed in one’s self? Would an element of self-doubt or belief creep in, as one realizes that facing mortality can change everything one believed?
Do Christians go in and try and make converts first or listen and learn the languages and customs of cultures better so they can relate the Christian message better to the culture? Or do Christians become assimilated by the culture they are trying to connect with?Continue reading “Christians and culture”
The passage I mulled over recently seemed to be the inspiration for a classic movie title, but it is not really.Continue reading “Being worthy”
“The servant does not deserve thanks for obeying orders, does he? It is the same with you [Jesus’ disciples]: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, ‘We are ordinary servants; we have only done our duty.”
Luke 17:7-10, Good News Bible.
Saturday morning, with a zest in my stomach, a zing in the air, and a thought that everything is going well.
When I read the passage from the gospel of Luke, chapter thirteen verses 1-5, I wonder if anyone today would talk like Jesus did in that passage. Sure, some may, but not in the kind of way Jesus would.
Jesus had the best, if not perfect way of putting something. Sure, it would get a reaction, but Jesus knew how to put his message aptly. He would say it just as it should be said, just as the sender of the message intended it, no missing links, or showing up falsities. Jesus knew how to say things.
So, if Jesus talked about the matter of sin today, I wonder what reaction he would get?