Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Surprising Purpose

A concrete and comprehensive purpose organizes life's fragments. It assumes the foundational role, subsumes the segments, and consumes our timetable and activities.

"Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ" - The Bible (I Corinthians 9:19).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seeking Purpose

The cohesion we seek in the multiplicity of demands, the busyness of activities, and the choices between various options derive from a supreme and foundational purpose.

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect" -The Bible (Romans 12:2).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Decision Making

A supreme purpose provides the touchstone for wise decision-making about equally good opportunities.

"But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind" -The Bible (James 1:6).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Outside Purpose

To help us negotiate among many opportunities, we need an overarching standard, an outside purpose, to serve as an ontological foundation for all of life- organizing its many dimensions, complexities, and opportunities.

"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand" -The Bible (Colossians 3:1)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


If there is no way to prioritize among the many options we can pursue, we will be torn by immediate and subjective considerations and what is emotionally closest to us gets the best of us.

"Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be" -The Bible (Matthew 6:21).