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Old Blog November 16, 2007

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Just an FYI.

I decided to transfer all the entries from my old blog to this one. So…if you look at 2006 or if you click on ‘Old Blog’ in the category list, you can read the posts I made prior to switching to this new blog. There’s not that many of them. There’s no particular reason to go back to them unless you are interested, but I thought I should explain why a few extra folders from 2006 suddently showed up in the archives list.

I’ve decided to make use of the old blog domain in a different way so I needed to clear the posts out of the way…but I didn’t just want to delete them entirely.

Comment on ‘Unreached’ July 2, 2007

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For those who commented on the ‘Unreached‘ post, I’ve posted a response in the comments section. I realized after I wrote it that its pretty much a full length post and so I should make sure people know its there.

Renovation June 9, 2007

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In case anyone is interested…I completely renovated (redid) my ‘About’ page.

Creation Museum June 9, 2007

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Yesterday at work, some colleagues were viewing a post about a new Creation Museum that has just opened up in the States. Apparently whoever made the post visited the place and posted a bunch of pictures about his visit. Check the post out here.

I was intrigued. I once thought it would be cool to open a Bible museum like the Ontario Science centre whre you could experience the stories of the Bible…try on a priest’s outfit, walk through the tabernacle, try a slingshot, pretend to walk on water, etc.  This museum’s premise is a bit different in that its purpose is to present Creationism…and defame evolution.

As I went through the pictures and some of the comments people made on the post…I was actually deeply disturbed.  I find it frustrating when Christians do things that are only going to generate more criticism.  Some of the pictures show displays that are so…I’m not even sure what the word is.  The display aren’t just presenting an alternative interpretation of scientific data…I feel like they are mocking the data itself.  And some of the so called Biblical claims they make seem ridiculous to me…and I’m a Christian.

I have to admit that I lean more towards a literal 6 day Creation, approximately 6,000 years ago…and yet, I don’t feel comfortable with the message this museum is presenting (note that I say “lean”…I see how other points of view could be valid also). It feels like a gimmick…and a gimmick that is generating a lot of negative press for Christianity.

 Aaargh…I’m not even sure how to explain how I feel about it.  Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

Rhythms of Life December 8, 2006

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I spontaneously wrote the byline to my blog “Waiting, cocooned and hidden…fluttering free, beautiful…rhythms of life” and then realized how apt it was. I have struggled to define myself…sometimes feeling invisible, hidden, waiting for God to do something…sometimes feeling as if I’m on a roll, moving forward, making progress. Somehow I’ve defined the first as bad and the second as good, the first as past and the second as where I’m to live from now on. But I’ve begun to realize that there are truly rhythms to life and each plays an important role. I need both the quiet, introspective moments, the moments where its just God and me, the moments of questions and doubts that drive me deeper in my search of truth along with the moments of breakthrough where I have the energy and the drive to apply the things I’ve learned, to move forward and see God’s kingdom established in areas of my own life and the lives of others where it was not able to penetrate before.

As Ecclesiastes says, there is a time:

to tear down and a time to build up

a time to weep and a time to laugh

a time to mourn and a time to dance

a time to embrace and a time to refrain

a time to search and a time to give up

a time to tear and a time to mend

a time to be silent and a time to speak

Do you have particular rhythms that characterize your life? Have you accepted and embraced them or do you struggle with thinking there’s a particular ‘happy, everything is okay’ place you have to achieve?