Category: Christianity

Form

It is axiomatic in design that form follows function. While there may be differences between two designs, sometimes aesthetic and sometimes due to a unique approach, the form still demonstrates its suitability to its function. The human body exhibits this basic principal throughout: hands grasp, teeth chew, eyes see, ears hear, feet walk, and so…

Retrosexuals ‘R Us

The emergence of the metrosexual as the leading character trait for males at the Democratic National Convention has lead to a resurgance of a counter movement called retrosexuals. Numerous bloggers are jumping on the bandwagon. Columnist Mark Steyn discusses the problem indirectly while deriding metrosexuals or “girlie men” and Michelle Malkin comes down on the…

Celibacy and God

While the issues over child abuse have died down, the Catholic Church continues to resist changing its position on celibacy and married clergy. The basic argument against clerical marriage is that celibacy allows a priest to focus on God and not be distracted by “earthly” issues of family and sexuality. Some point to Jesus’ statement…

Art And Dealing With Loss

One of the bloggers in the Christian Carnival (King of Fools) submitted a post about how after the death of a family pet, his youngest daughter gave everyone a drawing of their dog as a present to make them feel better. He entitled it Art Therapy. His post brought to mind how my wife and…

Sisyphus And Religious Faith

As I labor to work myself out of the current economic hole that my own decisions along with the economy has gotten me into, I reflected on the motivation for my hard work. After contemplating my condition for a while I come smack up against Sisyphus and the Apostle Paul. Interesting juxtaposition you say. Let me explain.

The root of the Sisyphean myth is punishment for not conforming to the will of the gods. Because of his offenses and his equally problematic disdaining of the gods, Sisyphus was given an unspeakable penalty in which the whole of his being was exerted toward accomplishing nothing; he was condemned to roll a massive rock up a hill in the underworld only to have it roll back down forcing him to start over. Both his toil and existence had no ultimate meaning. I have, after long years of arguing with myself decided that all those who pursue materialism and unbelief are like Sisyphus, toiling and striving to no meaning.

Small Things

Most relationships in life are sustained by small things. While we often focus on the big things, the grandiose statements of significant caring, it is the little acts of kindness and self giving that build the foundation and solidify the structure of our personal relationships. Therefore, when separations occur in our relationships, for whatever reason,…