the Kingdom of Rust

Yesterday I had one of those days where the brokenness of everything weighs so heavily that it’s almost hard to breathe.  From my own mistakes and compulsions to the mistakes of compulsions of others; for me yesterday peered back the curtain on just how bound we are. Continue reading

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Vampire Weekend Takes on God: Part V

Vampire Weekend lie back and think of New England.

Part I, II, III, & IV

We left off last week with Ezra Koenig and the gang experiencing the agonizing struggle that comes from faith in a good God.  Simply put, with all the pain and suffering in the world and our hearts how can one believe in any sort of god let alone one who is good?  In the midst of this struggle Koenig wraps up the chorus of “Worship You” with a prayer, “Who will guide us through the end?”

This said, in our final post of this series we’re offered a resolution of sorts in Vampire Weekend’s song, “Ya Hey” (Yahweh get it…).  It’s a messy resolution, but are important ones ever clean? Continue reading

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Keller on Doubt

A faith without doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it.  People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic.  A person’s faith can collapse almost overnight if she has failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts…

Only if you struggle long and hard over objections to your faith will you be able to provide grounds for your beliefs to skeptics,including yourself, that are plausible rather than ridiculous or offensive.

Timothy Keller “The Reason for God