Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Job's Theodicy

Deuteronomy 29:29, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us ... that we may do all the words of this law."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Theodicy: The Question of Innocence

"It is in suffering that the whole human question about God arises; for incomprehensible suffering calls the God of men and women in question. ... For a God who lets the innocent suffer and who permits senseless death is not worthy to be called God at all ... The theism of the almighty and kindly God comes to an end on the rock of suffering..."

"The question of theodicy is not a speculative question; it is a critical one. It is the all-embracing eschatological question. It is not purely theoretical, for it cannot be answered with any new theory about the existing world."  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Bible Matters ...

The Bible is the revealed Word of God to man.
It is the story of God revealing Himself to the people of Israel and all nations.
It is a story of love and acceptance; rejection and redemption; idolatry, adultery and absolution; forsaking and forgiveness; the Fatherhood of God and the Sonship of Jesus; and so much more.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Freedom is Golden

Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves." The true test of freedom is the fabric of society that is created by freedom. The fabric formed will have cultural insets, faith insets, philosophical insets and moral insets. The fabric, life's reality, contains, plurality and change, faith and structure.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pursuing the Ghost, Freedom

The pursuit of freedom is a honourable objective. It is in the means of that achievement that man flounders.
The whole value of the means depends on their actually serving the end. What is happening predominantly in the quest and defining of freedom is that the overriding purpose served is the placating or edifying of the vanity of man. Consequently all the means are separated from the end goal and are nothing less than vanity and pride.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Heart of Freedom

At the heart of the issue of freedom is the assumption that the only obedience and obligation owed is to one's self.
With this in mind all fears of retaliation, remorse, resentment and retribution are nullified, at least in principle. Fear exists where the freedoms of life are lived with responsibility and accountability. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love,Life & Liberty

Martin Luther King"s words "I have a dream ..." are the heart's cry of all men. His words form context for every man, regardless of creed, faith, nationality, ethnicity, etc,. "I have a dream" with its' universal appeal provides a thread to defining freedom for all men.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rule Of Thumb

In order for a rule to be viable it must safeguard the rights, privileges and freedoms of all. By that definition all freedoms can not be guaranteed. Freedom by implication must ensure the well-being and safety of society.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Folded Arms, Enfolded Spirit

Complacency is forgetting where you came from and being satisfied with where you are.

Contentedness is remembering where you came from and never being completely satisfied with who you are.