Monday, April 20, 2009

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Revolutionaries, Barbarians, Radicals and the Rest of Us...


  1. I couldn't post a comment at sense nonsense, not really sure why.

    I would say that even the idea can be dangerous. This idea that you need to be 'on fire' or 'radical' or 'seeking Christ with every nano-ounce of energy and thought and action.' I think this is a dangerous thought because it says if you can't sustain that radical push or stay 'on fire' then you are a failure.

    My roommate, Brian, goes through this ups and downs, these giant shifts of action between seeking God and playing WoW all day long. He'll play WoW until he hits bottom, then start going back to church every day of the week he can. Then he'll get burnt out on church and God and fall back into WoW.

    I don't think it's a problem only he deals with. C.S. Lewis in "Screwtape Letters" talks about the human experience as full of peaks and troughs. I think he's right. It's not about giving 100%, 100% of the time, but about constantly giving what you have, moving in a forward direction.

  2. thanks for this comment michael. FYI I fixed the comment problem at sense nonsense; thanks for bringing that to my attention.

    this WoW addiction phenomenon is very interesting, if sad/upsetting for many. i've worked with some young guys who have really had difficulty with it taking over their lives. having never really had gaming systems it's hard for me to relate well.