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John 16:1-4 | Pray. Read. Think. Write. Do.
Where: My Kitchen Table. Lynchburg, Virginia Coffee: Stoney Creek Roasters Christmas Roast Black. Listening To: Rhodora: The Oppression Demos , As They Sleep: Dynasty , Good Charlotte: Cardiology Pray. Lord show me Yourself in these pages. Show me how my life can make changes for Your kingdom, Your glory, Your love, Your light in this darkness. Amen. Read. “I have said all these things...
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John 15:18-27 | Pray. Read. Think. Write. Do.
Where: In My Car Outside The Bulk Mail Post Office In Lynchburg, Virginia Coffee: French Press Christmas Roast From Stoney Brook Roasters In Ohio. Listening To: Aaron Ivey: Hallelujah What A Savior, I Am Empire: Kings & Hillsong UNITED: A_Cross // the_EARTH: Tear Down The Walls Pray. My Father and my King, to You alone I cry out this morning. I’m so thankful for Your constant and...
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Where: My Office. Lynchburg, VA. Coffee: Home Brewed Starbucks Christmas Blend French Press Listening To: Scale The Summit: Carving Desert Canyons , Scale The Summit: Monuments & Of Mice And Men: Of Mice And Men Pray. Lord, I feel unrest in my spirit. I feel as though You are raising a holy discontent in my soul for the world around me and the state of modern Christianity. Lord help...
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Where: My Kitchen Table. Lynchburg, VA. Coffee: Home Brewed Starbucks Christmas Blend French Press Listening To: The Decemberists: The King Is Dead, Denison Witmer: Are You A Dreamer?, Alaska: Alaska, TesseracT: Concealing Fate EP Pray. Lord Jesus You have called me to live a better life. A life that is more than this simple earth. You have called me to love as You love and live as You...
An Atheist Professor Of Philosophy Was Speaking To...
Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Professor: Is God good?
Professor: My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm?
(Student was silent)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Professor: Is Satan good?
Professor: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From.. God.
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Professor: So who created evil?
(Student didn’t answer)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them?
(Student had no answer)
Professor: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God.
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor: Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as Cold?
Student: No, sir, there isn’t.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events)
Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The class was in uproar)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student: That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving!
That student was Albert Einstein.
wow, this was really albert einstein? had no idea he if believed in anything at all. when stories become about real people don't they hit so much harder?
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John 13:36-38 | Pray. Read. Think. Write. Do.
Where: My Kitchen Table. Lynchburg, VA. Coffee: Home Brewed Eight O’ Clock Decaf Arabica Coffee French Press w/ Honey And A Splash Of Skim Milk Listening To: Boyce Avenue: New Acoustic Sessions Pray. Lord speak to me as I read Your word. I’m so thankful for the time of worship this morning in PowerSource with our students and leaders. I pray that our students connected with You in...