Humans have a natural aversion to things lacking purpose. There is a telos or goal to every thing that humans engage in. Art? A sense of beauty. Reading? Knowledge to be gained. War? domination of others for personal purposes. Even the most seemingly arbitrary of activities have some motivation deep down to the one engaging in it. This blog is not meant to be purposeless but filled to the brim with purpose. Even God himself has a purpose and does no thing arbitrarily, there is always a reason for the things God does. The photon on the outermost regions of the universe expanding outwards does indeed have a purpose.
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” – Proverbs 19:21
This blog accompanies a podcast titled “For The King”. You can find this podcast on apple podcast, Spotify, anchor.fm, podcast republic, and many other platforms. The accompanying blog to the podcast is not to engage topically with each podcast released. Rather the blog should serve its own purposes while not being entirely disconnected from the podcast. For example, I have already had quite a few podcasts talking about natural law. Instead of doing a blog with every episode that talks about natural law, or any other topic that is touched on, I (or other writers) can develop these blog entries to:
1.) Dive deeper into a topic that either wasn’t covered well but isn’t large enough on its own for an individual podcast. Some topics are much more nuanced than we can give credence to on the podcast platform and need to be written accurately to deal with the heart of the issue.
2.) Engage with ideas that are brought up by listeners
3.) Get to know me, the host of the podcast and owner of this site, Rocky
4.) Invite other bloggers or people with platforms (or without if you feel so inclined) to share their ideas and write as a guest.
5.) Build a sense of community for our listener base and create a platform everyone can engage in.
I imagine the feel of this blog will evolve as time progresses but these are a few preliminary purposes that this blog will accomplish. I want this platform to be a place where those that share a common faith in the LORD Jesus Christ can be encouraged that there are young laypeople that love the LORD, love his word which is truth, and love others. The Bereans embody this activity…
“The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” – Acts 17:10-11
I want this to be an accurate space where the intellectual rigor of Christianity is shown to be the powerhouse that it is. So many people drift through life without considering the heavier things of reality. I, and I’m sure those that enjoy the podcast, love to think and love to consider. I try my absolute best to truly embody other beliefs and understand the arguments being made while maintaining faithfulness to my own positions. I hope and pray that listeners and readers would send a quick email, or comment on this blog feed, about questions you have or things that you think of so we can work through them. I have always noticed that when you are alone, it is much harder to get much further in your thoughts. Yes, there are savants out in the world that can figure much by themselves. More commonly, I have noticed that when you get one other brain together with your own, much more can be found out. Hence the writer of proverbs says,
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” – Proverbs 27:17
God is much closer than anticipated. His fingerprints are all over the universe. He wears galaxies as rings on his fingers. He creates out of nothing. His day is a dreadful day, but for those of us hidden in the cleft of his own son Jesus Christ, there is no fear in judgment. Join me in discussing and finding the truth that has been revealed to us from God.
“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? – Jeremiah 23:23