I haven’t been able to write for way too long, as I have been busy with a move, and currently, my internet at home isn’t working. Needless to say, I have been doing a lot more reading... (which is definitely a good thing).
As I have been doing my reading, I came upon an assigned book written by Fuller’s Christian Ethics professor – Glen Stassen. It’s called, “Living the Sermon on the Mount”. The book overall isn't something to rave about, but the overall idea is pretty fascinating. The theory is that the “sermon on the mount” is not only for Christians, but for everyone. Stassen turns Martin Luther King’s view on the church and state upside-down, as he expresses his view that the church should not be the sole responsibility for helping the poor, and living an honest life, because God has created all people in His image (whether they believe in Him or not), and so all should feel a responsibility towards the morals that Jesus gives in His "sermon". This, in turn, would make it a priority for the Christian to fight for human rights (and other things), within the political arena.
My professor is passionate about our country providing healthcare for everyone, and treating illegal immigrants with love and dignity; he is a great man.
Though this blog entry is not supposed to be focused on universal healthcare (that will come later…), I would like you take this issue into consideration as you think about this “sermon on the mount” theory.
Does it seem to make sense for everyone to be under this “rule”? And if everyone obeyed what Jesus had to say on the mount, would the world be a better place?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
i'm a Christ follower. a Christian. a Jesus lover.
sometimes i get lost in the crowd...
lost in the busyness of the day... week... month...
sometimes i become so distracted, i forget to think about God.
... i wonder where He went>>>>>
it's hard when the church, doesn't appear to be the church you would think She would be.
am i being the church, that my heart desires?
they build themselves so easily.
and sometimes, it's hard to see the light...
but when you can't see the light, just look for the darkness... Because wherever you look, the answer will stay the same... the truth, will the stay the same.
maybe I forget about Him for a bit, but He never forgets about me.
it's with everything.
that I will shout for His praise.
and it's with everything.
that i will shout. for. his. glory.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
From watching a dad try to be his kids "best friend", and old guy marrying a beautiful foreign woman, and two gay guys adopting an asian baby, this is the best new comedy on television this year. If you haven't watched, then I am sorry. But you can start by taking a gander at this new episode.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
- Sawyer makes me want to fall in love with him, as he tries to save Juliet.
- That blue Volkswagen has been through A LOT of stuff!
- Jack's attempts to save Charlie in the bathroom were ridiculous.
- Black smoke! What?! Now I have to go re-watch the entire freaking series!
- "I have to tell you something... it's really, really important"... are you kidding me right now?!?!
- Why is there ALWAYS another crew to kidnap the oceanic crew? Stewardess... whaaaaat?
- Where is home, "Locke"?
- Richard better not be dead.
- If someone is alive in Locke, I think Jacob is alive in Sayid...
Though I don't really have any idea what is happening in the show, it's like I have my old friends back in town again. Love love love it.
Monday, February 1, 2010
If you haven't heard, I moved from my cozy little condo in Aliso Viejo, to an even cozier little condo in Fullerton. I am loving it. I basically feel like I have my own little studio, because the upstairs portion of the condo is a bedroom, a little nook area, and a bathroom, and it's all mine!
This past weekend was crAzy, as I keep realizing that I would have so much less stuff to move if I didn't have a huge book collection. It's frustrating, but I neeeed my books. I was very proud of myself as I drove a 15 foot truck ALL day, by myself. I received some really weird looks from people, and some comments were made from women about how they "could never drive one of those". I would have said that too 4 days ago, but I really want to start being more independent. Although I relied on my friends and family to help me move, I wanted to organize the entire move by myself - independently. I love that I am becoming more independent; it gives me a huge source of strength for every aspect of my life.
It was definitely a bittersweet move, as I am moving away from my entire life in south OC, and continuing on with my life in north OC (closer to my Biola peeps now). It was also hard moving from the Aliso Viejo townhome, because I can't even count how many memories from my early 20's happened there. If you don't know, some of my guy friends lived in that house before I did, so my friends and I have been hanging out in that house for a long time. It was hard to say goodbye...
It was hard to say goodbye, and a few months ago I didn't want to say goodbye. It was a great house, in a great city, and I could have been totally comfortable living there for a long time. But I don't think that's who I am. If I stay in the same place all the time, then I am never experiencing new things. And "new things" is what I want my life to be filled with.
So, I am only in this little house in Fullerton for 4 months (I know, I am crazy), and then I am not sure what comes after that. But doesn't that make life a bit more exciting? I think so...