Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

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534 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - How Important Is the S... · 1 reply · +1 points

love the fancy new blog!

and wisdom stands on its own...

“you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Winnie the Pooh

I think that if wisdom is indeed wise, it all leads back to the same places anyway. Doesn't matter where it comes from.

561 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Lose 50 to gain 500 · 0 replies · +1 points

on the surface I like the idea... lose 50 to gain 500.. hmmmmm...

wonder how you quantify the "quality" of the ones your gaining vs losing..

seems like the ones that are leaving are a result of being pushed outside their comfort zone..

part of me says... thats good... they need to be pushed out..

~has some internal debate~ hmmmm

565 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - How To Tell You Have t... · 0 replies · +1 points

The right Gospel depends on where you live.

http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/237-r...

We live in SW Missouri so Baptists are the "real" Christians in this area based on their majority and the cultural and political roots.

When I lived Illinois, Catholics ruled.

When I was in Minnesota, Luthran's ruled.

If I lived in Turkey, Sunni Muslims would rule..

Doesn't matter where you go, the regional influence determines whether or not you know the truth.

572 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Photoshopping Out My W... · 0 replies · +1 points

;) I know.. raptors are more appealing to me too! lol

I was just thinking that Danny could be demonstrating radical compassion? no?? okay..

581 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Virtual Church Poll Rant · 1 reply · +1 points

I am all for progress... you know me.. but!

I guess I see the virtual church as an extension, but never a replacement....

What is the definition of virtual church anyway??

If I were building a virtual church I would still go brick and mortar to provide the experience and community..

but bring all the supporting services / information and media online and under one umbrella..

is that a virtual church?

583 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Do You Believe in Fait... · 0 replies · +1 points

Something else I find interesting.

Jodie Osteen (the mother of Joel Osteen) wrote a book about her bout with Cancer and how god intervened in her healing.

http://www.amazon.com/Healed-Cancer-Dodie-Osteen/...

While I have not read her book, I have read a few Joel books where he talks about his mom. Her story is pretty inspirational and I believe her faith in God honestly helped her immensely because it liberated her from fear and despair!

I am not convinced that God helped her.. but her faith in God certainly did.. hmmm..

583 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Do You Believe in Fait... · 0 replies · +1 points

@Danny.. is to plausible!

Plausible - 3: within the realm of credibility;

Thought provoking post Danny.. =)

@Kendra: I know, right? lol

583 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Do You Believe in Fait... · 1 reply · +1 points

Think about this.

We have a whole generation that finds the idea of Neo living inside the Matrix with awesome godlike powers more believable than the story of Jesus thats presented in the bible.

Neo could do anything, and we understood why. We could make that leap, we could see how it all worked together. We understood the concept and what it took to get there. It seems plausible.

583 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Do You Believe in Fait... · 1 reply · +1 points

On second thought.. If we live in a massive simulator... maybe god is the super admin that can mod reality and change the rules on demand..

Maybe faith healing is a cheat code god programmed in??

woohoo! I understand!

Jesus had epic cheat codes!

583 weeks ago @ Danny J Bixby - Do You Believe in Fait... · 0 replies · +1 points

~throws in some mysterious mood music~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWpwZf3jebw

I think Einstein knew more about the mind of god than any religious leader has.

A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man. (Albert Einstein)

I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings. (Albert Einstein)