I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C.S. Lewis
The Believer is a faith-based blog discussing topics related to bible study, faith building, and general musings or meditations. Exploring one's faith is an important journey in every individual's life. Some simply choose not to do the exploration, while others will wage wars in the name of that journey. Many topics will be explored and difficult questions asked. Hopefully, with some guidance, strong answers will be provided for some of the tough questions.
Speaking for the Christians, the life of the Believer is a complex, and often times difficult, one. It is meant to be marked differently by the quality of actions taken. Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly the most influential person history has ever known. His words and teachings have not only revealed powerful truths about mankind's interactions with each other, but also mankind's interactions with the divine. Jesus differs from many other leaders of religious and philosophical systems so distinctly, that the mark is still fresh, even 2000+ years later. Come explore this person of history, and many other topics, both Christian and non, so that we may better understand each other. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear...
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.Edwin Land
My art-based postings display works that I have done and some thought behind the works themselves. I am always interested in others' interpretations too, so commenting is allowed. It is important for artists to explore why they make what they make. What is the point, otherwise? Part of this exploration will be covered in the general blog that exists within this section as well, and I plan to share my findings through the blog, whether they be related to art, design, or interactive media.Come see the fruits of my labors.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. Socrates
The Thinker is a blog based on philosophical topics that interest me. Often times I find myself gambling down the metaphorical rabbit trail in pursuit of cognitive exploration. It is my hope that this blog will help me in focusing these thoughts into words, rather than just ethereal, nebulous thoughts without shape or form.
Discussed here are topics ranging from philosophical thoughts dealing with life, death, nature, metaphysics, and a general exploration of curious topics. I may also pursue historical philosophical lessons, musings, and ramblings, but that will be determined at a later date. Come, let us reason together.
Who me? Ah, well... I'm afraid I don't have much of an extraordinary presence. I guess I can still briefly describe the purpose behind this hydra-of-a-website.
In the late summer of 2012, I decided to define very clearly who I wanted to be (i.e. the things I should focus my time mostly on in order to be shaped by experiences into who I believe I would like to be). Hmm... let me back up just a skosh more to explain why I made this decision.
When I started college in 2006, I found I had too many interests. I wanted to know as much as I could about anything I had ever been curious about. This curious awakening led me to many diverse studies that were difficult to maintain. After 4 years of this floundering, I found I had made a bit of progress in a large collection of interests. Crud... I wanted to be outstanding at something by this point.
Fast-forward to the present, I find myself doing better at focusing on my topics of choice, but still not as productive as I could be. Enter my website redesign idea. I used to treat my website as a means to periodically show off my abilities to get a job. I would then abandon the website as it collected dust, at least until I wanted to job hunt again. Nuts to that! I decided to make the site work for me.
The topics I chose to focus on, if they are not obvious by now, are Christianity, Art/Design (or general creativity), and Philosophy. I seek to be a believer, an artist, a philosopher. Even if these interests are only ever hobbies, I feel they will enrich my life more than just working and playing video games. I want more from my time here.
So alas! I have this undertaking to focus my time and attention on. God willing, it will shape me into a person I can be happy being. What's the point, otherwise? "We are who we choose to be" is a quote I live by. I have yet to see it discredited.
I hope you enjoy my work! Please drop me a line (ever wonder what that means?.... hm.... might explore that in The Thinker), and if you aren’t some soulless robot, I will probably reply :)
Happy being, everyone
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