Theology for Anyone

Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)

The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”.  The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook.  In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning.  Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness.  In other words, if there was Continue reading Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)

Keeping Christ in Christmas?

Keeping Christ in Christmas?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” “Jesus is the reason for the season!” “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas!” I get it.  Faithful Christians (and even some of the “twice-a-year” variety) get frustrated and upset about greetings and wordings that avoid using “Christ” and “Jesus” or other spiritually significant phrases.  So, they post comments like those above Continue reading Keeping Christ in Christmas?

Where is meaning found?  (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)

Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)

C.S. Lewis’ book entitled Abolition of Man gives us some important thoughts on the meaning of “meaning.”  Three key points include: 1—Meaning is not to be found only in ones inner perception of a thing. 2—Another person’s interpretation of my perception of a thing very much depends, to use another phrase from another of Lewis’ Continue reading Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)