The Death of Death

One day there will be one last funeral. And it will not be a sad one either. Everyone will be having a party. 

This will be the funeral of death, when death itself will die.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live”  John 11:25

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting.

I have been contemplating starting this blog since last August, and a special deal at my hosting company made it a reality.

Let me give you a little more information about me. I am a recovering Pharisee. Pharisees were a group of religious leaders that were around when Jesus was on earth. They were very religious, but they didn’t know God. The kept all the rules and even made rules up as they went along. They were hypocrites and generally looked down on all those less pure than they perceived themselves to be. And they perceived themselves to be very pure and righteous. Meaning the pretty much looked down on everyone around them.

Growing up I was the older brother in the Prodigal Son (Luke 15). I was the one who was good and kept all the rules. This meant that I never got into much trouble, but it also meant that I never had a fundamental understanding of grace. I believed Christianity was all about being good, nice, and keeping the rules – just like the Pharisees.

To see what Jesus thought about the Pharisees, simply read Matthew 23.

By God’s gracious intervention, He brought people and events into my life that taught me that Christianity was not about religion but about relationship. Ever since then I have been on a journey to leave behind the prisons I was in and begin to walk under God’s grace. I have come to know God now as my Father who is crazy about me.

My interests include (aside from Theology and Christianity), photography, writing, history (my major in college), tinkering with computers and other technology, reading, and, finally, studying about productivity. If you know what GTD is, I was GTD early on in 2002 when David Allen’s book was still in hardcover. (If you don’t know what GTD is, check it out on Wikipedia).

This blog will be where I will write about all things of interest to me. Stay tuned.