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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)

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)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

Now let’s move to the first section of our passage: 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  George had BIG plans, BIG dreams, BIG hopes…It’s a human tendency to make plans….to strategize our lives.  We seem Continue reading James through the Eyes of George (Part 4)

Am I blessed?

Chapter 5 of Matthew Gospel has a title that usually says something like “Sermon on the Mount” or something similar.  Whether we see it primarily as preaching or teaching or just Jesus spontaneously sharing wisdom one things is clear–this was heavy stuff!  This was not a feel-good , follow-me-and-everything-will-be-great message.  There was no hint of Continue reading Am I blessed?