Posts tagged decisions
How Planning Empowers Spontaneity

I'm a planner. Have been since college. And while I enjoyed spontaneity, it wasn't something that I purposefully embraced. In fact, it wasn't until I backpacked across 11 countries the summer after graduation that I realized how planning and spontaneity actually work together! It's an unusual concept, I know, but hear me out.

I believe that planning, in the sense that you have a good grasp on your own life, can actually empower you to embrace spontaneity without screwing up your life in the process.

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Let the Future Work for You

Buridan's Donkey - named after French philosopher Jean Buridan - is an illustration in philosophy in which a donkey that is equally hungry and thirsty is placed exactly midway between a stack of hay and a trough of water. Assuming that the donkey would choose whichever is closest, it would die, unable to make a rational decision and choose one over another.

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Square One Part III: The hard choice is really quite simple

One battle that consistently plagues the Christian community is the battle of homosexuality. Is it actually a sin? Did we read into scripture too deeply? Was that really what Paul was talking about? This debate is just a more well-exposed debate among Christians because of its cultural relevance but there are many debates like this one over what constitutes sin and where the loopholes are. I can't help but laugh at some of the arguments I hear tossed around because one of the beautiful things about Scripture is its clarity when it comes to sin.

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