“But the aim of such instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith. Some people have deviated from these and turned to meaningless talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions.” – 1 Timothy 1:5-7
Previously I sought to discuss and debate religious and theological philosophy, ideas, beliefs, and controversy on the internet. The medium of a blog made this simple and easy to type my thoughts and reply to other people’s thoughts, while not investing much more than thinking and some research. This proved to be exciting and fun for me, honestly, as it brought me back to my undergraduate and graduate days. Those schooling days were filled with mental exercises, scholarly training, and amassing the tools and ability to speak and write in an acceptable way concerning the realm of theology and philosophy.
In the years since being active in the blogger realm, I have experienced a lot of mentoring, inspiration, and most importantly “real life”: real experience, real compassion, real love, real sacrifice, real struggle, real joy, and real pain. That is not to say that I had not before then, but time brought wisdom and age brought experience and perspective.
I have found and experienced that I have participated in this “meaningless talk” written about in 1 Timothy. I have also found and experienced that some of the discussion has been fruitful in the love written about in the same book. The aim of this website, in light of this realization, is to foster and inspire love that comes from a pure heart, good conscience, and a sincere faith.
“For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. For if these things are yours and are increasing among you, they keep you from being ineffective and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 1:5-8
There are millions of people in the world DOING just that. I want to seek those people out, because I don’t want to be “ineffective and unfruitful” in any of the knowledge I have of Jesus. We can all gain from a mutual (or brotherly/sisterly) sharing of the love our faith has inspired. Therefore:
I am seeking you out to inspire everyone, through helping us understand how your faith and knowledge has translated into goodness, mutual affection, and love. Your understanding of theology has shaped your faith and your actions in this world; I want to know that theology and how you got there, I want to understand how your faith is affected, and how it plays out as love in the lives of others. Anonymous or not, this is a forum to share wisdom, knowledge, ideas, and successes that are rooted in your inspiration of theological understanding and your relationship with God and humankind. Together we can help each other carry the light of life and share it with everyone we encounter.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” -Jesus (John 8:12)
Please inspire us with your love by sharing, using the “Be an Inspiration!” page. Thank you for taking the time to visit.