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Religion, Faith, Life and me

I noticed a number of people coming over to my site from http://www.blogtopsites.com/religion/ and I wanted to highlight some of the post you might be interested in if you’ve come from there.

Cost of Living: dictated by values, not income. at Trying to follow

Financial Lesson #3: Live by your values, not your income.

I’m a little worried about moving on with so little feedback on my last finances post, but we’ll proceed anyways.
I think one of the BIGGEST steps we can make to healthy finances and Christ-like stewardship is to begin to live by our Values, rather then our Income.

A Major Flaw of Wheaton College at Trying to follow

I had the great opportunity to met with the Chaplain at Wheaton for an exit interview in the spring of my senior year. At gave me a chance to reflect on the good and bad of my time and I came up with a handful of things that I thought where the most wide spread, not necessarily just specific to my personal experience. The one I had the hardest time explaining is the one I’ll start with: The lifestyle of Wheaton College instills underlying assumptions that keep us from following Christ fully.

free-will vs. predestination: I’m NOT a robot. at Trying to follow

I probably won’t get to my thoughts about the Biblical foundations about free-will and predestination in this post at all. Rather, I’d like to address one of the dangers that comes up when we start to get honest and talk about this subject. Listen carefully and you might pick up on which direction I lean.

A discussion of means, not ends. at Trying to follow

As Christians, the discussion of war and pacifism is not a discussion of ends. We are not to choose are course of action based on what we think the possible or hypothetical ends of an action are (there are probably situations where you can do this, but I don’t believe this is one of them). Certainly if I was not a Christian, not some one who believed in the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ who walked the earth, I would more then likely Primarily consider the ends to choose my course. This discussion though is amongst Christians.

Writing for Geez Magazine

Though not to be confused with the popular rap artist, Young Jeezy, Geez Magazine is a little controversial.
It wasn’t until I received the first issue and started reading the Letters section that I realized the controversy of the title, Geez.

Using guttural language in connection with our Lord is not at all complimentary. In fact it is a cowardly and sinful act… Dan U. Dalke, Inman, Kansas

I had read this article, and thought Geez was just the word that we used growing up, not some attempt to blasphemy God. Needless to say I think they got some heads spinning.

I like Geez Magazine. Every article I’ve read so far has been thought provoking and to some degree challenging. I’d like to be a part of that, I’d like to write for Geez Magazine.
The problem is, I don’t know if I’m Geezy writing material. I don’t know if my style fits. I’m not quite sure where to start. I did write something and I’ll send it in, but it doesn’t have the sort of abstract flair that so much of the magazine is covered in. The stuff people read at a poetry gathering and everyone snaps their fingers. Any suggestions on me becoming a better writer?

Some Recent Writings…

Fair Trade at the Supermarket Article 850 Words of Relevant Article
So I recently wrote an article for Relevantmagazine.com about Fair Trade. It’s evoked a bit of discussion in the comments section.

Sometime later today another article of mine should be posted concerning New Years Resolutions. What’s exciting about that article is that it was rewritten by one of the Relevant Editors and was featured as the main article on 850 Words of Relevant, Relevant’s Email Newsletter. I’m VERY excited about this as it means thousands of subscribers just had an article with my name on it emailed directly to them. You can’t buy that kind of promotion.

If you’ve come to this site after reading either of those articles, welcome. Please do take a moment and post a comment below, or drop me an email.

[Fair Trade at the Supermarket]