WHY Declutter? — Treasures in Heaven

Entropy works against us consistently, creating disorder and chaos. That's the way of the universe now (after the Fall).

Nobody actually wants clutter. We don't set our new year's resolution to live a more cluttered life.

However, if we're not intentional about what we allow to remain in our life, we end up with unintentional objects, relationships, and achievements.

And who wants that? It's human nature to desire a meaningful life.

It's easy to be fooled, though. Worldly possessions can't fill the void within our hearts, which desire and long for more.

Because things are just things -- neither good nor bad. They can make us happy for a while, but that kind of happiness never lasts.

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I’m Becoming a Minimalist!

Photo by Jackson Douglas Living well. What does that mean to you? Does it fit a particular aesthetic, income level, or location? Does a good life involve a change in mindset? If so, is it hard to do? Just like every other consumer in America, I've bought into the promise that better life is just a … Continue reading I’m Becoming a Minimalist!

MIMI: “I’m nineteen, but I’m old for my age…”

The only thing that surprises me is that I hadn't grappled with these facts about me sooner. If I could summarize my first semester at college, it would be this: I have anxiety. If I could summarize my second semester at college, it would be this: I have depression. I don't know how I would … Continue reading MIMI: “I’m nineteen, but I’m old for my age…”

Science & The Bible: Final Thoughts

TBH, these thoughts will never be final. To what factors do you attribute the historical antipathy between biblical authority and scientific inquiry? In your opinion, does such an antipathy persist today? Or can these systems be reconciled with one another? Should scientists take into account the scruples of religious believers in the course of their … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Final Thoughts

Science & The Bible: The Galileo Controversy (S+R in Conflict)

Hello, and happy weekend! Last week we talked about Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible, but why is there so much mistrust between the scientific and religious communities? To answer this, we look back at a particular era in history, which eventually led to the trial and condemnation of the … Continue reading Science & The Bible: The Galileo Controversy (S+R in Conflict)

Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible

Hello there! If you've been following along with my previous post in this category, you would have read about NOMA and the argument against "new atheism". This week we will be discussing the role of technology in human progress - whether we can preserve the concept of dignity, and how the bible factors into the debate … Continue reading Science & The Bible: Transhumanists, Bioconservatives, and the Role of the Bible

Science & The Bible: NOMA vs. The New Atheism

Hello everyone! I'm a first-year at Wellesley College, a liberal arts college in a small town near Boston, and I will be keeping a commentary on the material that we are going through in my seminar class. The course is titled "Science and the Bible", and it is taught by Professor Ed Silver from the religion … Continue reading Science & The Bible: NOMA vs. The New Atheism

Children Invent Things: Venice, Determinism, Bach

Before I knew that there was a country called Italy, before I knew the word philosophy, let alone Plato or Socrates, before I had touched classic literature or become addicted to the internet, I liked to daydream. I still do, of course, that's a pastime that will never completely leave me and is probably essential … Continue reading Children Invent Things: Venice, Determinism, Bach