You know what’s perfectly annoying?

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

Pictures of models in Gap and Target and just about every store that sells clothing.

It’s not annoying because I’m hopelessly lost when it comes to actually making myself look like them.  And it’s not annoying because I think there’s anything wrong with the way they look (assuming that is the way they look).

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Good news from Bad journalism

by Joe Fontenot in Current Events

A few weeks ago Newsweek released their semiannual edition where they smear the Bible and Christianity and God and pretty much everything else that can fit into that category.   It happens twice a year: Easter and Christmas.

In the article, the author, Kurt Eichenwald, goes on to make all sorts of outlandish claims like the Bible we have isn’t the real Bible, or not all the biblical writers “were even fully literate” (think about that one for a minute), or the King James Versions is the “gold standard.”  Seriously?

The gist of the article is this: you don’t know anything you think you know about the Bible.  And we’re here to tell you: we know that for a fact.

Really.

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Creation

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

“For we cannot speak of the beginning; where the beginning begins our thinking stops, it comes to an end.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Creation is one of those things that defines us as humans.  As artists, we create works of art.  As entrepreneurs, we create businesses to compete in the marketplace.   And as parents, friends, and even enemies, we create relationships with one another.

Creation is an attribute of humanity that is special, that separates us from the animals and plankton.

But what is creation?

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New Year Happiness

by Joe Fontenot in Current Events

Author: Leland Francisco, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lel4nd/5311059950

If happiness is synonymous with a things like a job well done and contentment and satisfaction, then quite appropriately it’s a thing we should search for.  But really, even these things are a bit too vague if we’re going to get at the essence of happiness.

Marc and Angel Chernoff are life coaches who try to help people find happiness.  They recently wrote an article on their blog detailing 27 ways to find happiness.  Most of what they said could be summed up in ideas like change your thinking or interact with people more.  Their 27 steps weren’t bad.  But only one of their step really got close to what true happiness is.

Their fifth step was Read More

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

We are immortal until out work on Earth is done. — GEORGE WHITEFIELD

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

“Many who think themselves free have never yet even seen the shell that impressions them—know nothing of the liberty the Lord of life wants to give them.” — GEORGE MACDONALD

Who made God?

by Joe Fontenot in Just So You Know

When I knock down a row of dominoes, I’m demonstrating a classic cause-and-effect sequence.  The last domino falls because the one immediately before it knocks it over.  And that one fell  because of the one before it.  And so it goes all the way back to the first.

The question is then: what started the first domino?  It couldn’t have been another domino, because then the first wouldn’t have really been ‘the first.’  There must have been something was not a domino that started the first domino falling.

The answer to this is at the heart of the question: “who made God?”

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Giving

by Joe Fontenot in Current Events

The Christian life, at its most basic, is living out what the Spirit of God has already done within (Philippians 2:12-13).

Passages like 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 and Ephesians 4 list the spiritual gifts.  These are all descriptions of this ‘living out.’

The one thing they all have in common is giving.

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