Elihu, and the Redemption of Job

I recently made a post which introduced this thought, called: Entropy – Why God, the Universe, and Pain Exist I mentioned, just briefly, the book of Job, and this prophet Elihu. The book of Job is, perhaps, one of the most difficult books of the bible for most Christians to read.  To the casual observer,…

Entropy – Why God, the Universe, and Pain Exist

en·tro·py [ˈentrəpē] NOUN entropies (plural noun) physics a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder Entropy is a law of thermodynamics.  I am not a physicist,…

Embers

Sometimes a log which has burned in the fire is recovered from conflagration – it may sit without the flames for some time as a heat from within it smolders in unseen chambers below its charcoal surface. Sometimes we who have long been engulfed by our passions are dragged from our burnings into the cold…

Man of Constant Sorrows

‘Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.’ Ever get rejected?  Ever been maligned?  Ever had something…

Re-Defining ‘Church’ (pt. 3) ‘Church Governments’

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first paid-staff, secondarily worship leaders, thirdly technical crew, after that class teachers, then administrative counselors, helps, governments, children workers. Of course the above is a major-misquote, but you’d almost think that the way church organizations in our day are run that the above verse must…

The Day of Fire

I wrote this a while back, and just found it – it might be indicative of a sense of injustice I was experiencing under the circumstances I was in… kind of intense but I enjoyed re-reading it, thought I’d share:   He comes as fire in the night to burn awat the present fright; His…