Forgetting the Point. All Too Easy.

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons*, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. - 1 Timothy 1:5–7

(Almost) Every seminary professor and seminarian ever.

Keeping Thoughts to Ourselves

There was a time when a man was alone with his thoughts. Even when they were brilliant, witty, or perhaps full of wealth-making innovation. He wasn’t constantly attached to computers or even notebooks. This he had to keep such thoughts to himself and continue about his work, hoping not to forget before he could share them, or write them down. Now every thought more complex than, “Buy Milk,” or “I’m hungry,” we tweet, blog, or podcast (this thought included). God forbid we should keep things to ourselves, or between us and the Lord.

And I wonder if back then we spent more time in awe at the minds God gave us.