Questions: Fear of Trying

Following some previous thoughts on how our certainty can blind us and close us off to the world I now turn to questioning the fear that backs that certainty. I believe wholeheartedly that certainty is what drives the fear within us. You see, we become so very certain that our ideas, our beliefs, are foundational…

Thoughts: Sin of Certainty

This is a new module I will be attempting for the blog in which I share different ideas which I can never seem to shake. I hope someone finds them helpful or can relate. The sin of certainty is one which I firmly believe I am both guilty of and have been surrounded by my…

John Ch. 8 v. 31-59

This section finishes the chapter and while we do get an interesting encounter between Jesus and those in the temple. I must say that it is very easy to play devils advocate here in seeing through the eyes of those who listened to Jesus. If there were some great prophet who just so happened to…

Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard Panegyric

This section is called a Panegyric . This term is defined as high praise or  a eulogy for someone of great esteem. At such Kierkegaard does just that praising Abraham and the enormity of the task which befell him. The entirety of the section is mainly used to ruminate on the sacrifice which was requested….

John Ch. 8 v. 12-30

I believe the most crucial part of this section of verses is found in the I am statement of Jesus proclaiming he is the light of the world. I’ve always appreciated how this harkens back to the beginning of the book in which in which “the word” is said to have life which is the…

John Ch. 8 v. 1-11

To begin this is just where I am in my reading upon restarting this writing endeavor. Should I persist in this perhaps I will be able to go back and reflect here upon the previous chapters but we will start here for now. 1-11 This is by far one of the most famous and yet…