Monday, June 30, 2008

Going off the last post...

Instead of focusing on an argument against the existence of God, what proof is there that He exists?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

But who designed the Designer?

I heard this argument against the existence of God: if the world is so complex as to have required a Designer, then the Designer itself would have to be so complex as to require a designer of its own. And that goes against the Christian belief that God is eternal. No beginning, no end.

I haven't come up with a response to this objection, at least one that is totally satisfactory to me (but I haven't lost faith over it, either). My first thought is, we still don't know everything there is to know about our own world and probably never will. How much less are our chances of understanding the supernatural world, let alone the Creator who established both realms?

Looking forward to any responses.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Not that powerful

A thought that's stayed with me today is the goal of my life is not to earn God's love. I can't earn what I already have, and I'm not powerful enough to make Him love me less. The goal is become more like Christ. When that happens, I become more and more what I was always meant to be.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Writing this makes me want a kickin' chicken sandwich...

My church made the News & Observer last week while defending the magnificent Dr. Unk's. Here's the relevant text:

During the Thursday night part of the session, the council
heard from people supporting and opposing restaurant owner Jeremy
Spengeman's request to change the city's definition of "restaurant."
Spengeman owns Dr. Unk's Oasis, located in the Tar River-University
neighborhood. About 30 people turned out in support of Spengeman,
including members of Harmony Church, which have been using the restaurant
for its services.
One man said he thought the restaurant improved the
safety of the neighborhood because it scared troublemakers away from a
nearby parking lot. However, several other individuals said the restaurant
created a noise problem and brought criminal activity into the neighborhood.
Originally, Councilwomen Mildred Council and Rose Glover made a motion
to approve the change. As other council members discussed their reluctance
to support the motion, because it would change the definition of restaurants
citywide, Glover proposed the delay.