Faith

Ars Vivendi

Ars Vivendi–the art of living. This phrase is most frequently associated with Zen Buddhism (as a quick Google search will show), but I believe that ars vivendi is best demonstrated in a life dedicated to following Jesus Christ–the supreme Master of the art of living. To live fully and well, which is the essence of … Continue reading

Faith

Free Moral Agent

Here is a quick overview of some thoughts–some my own and some the pastor’s–from the sermon this morning. We humans are Free Moral Agents–but what does that mean? I took the phrase apart, and this is a quick look at some possible shades of meaning, though by no means exhaustive. Free– Humans have free will. … Continue reading

Faith

In His Eyes

One of my favorite contemporary Christian songs is Stephen Curtis Chapman’s His Eyes. The lyrics provide a thoughtful look at Jesus’ eyes- what’s in them, what they reveal about our Saviour. It gives me pause to remember that Jesus loves everyone just as they are, not just as they will become. Yesterday at work I … Continue reading