Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Woot Woot! [Cough! Cough!]

I went camping with Shannon last night down by the yellow breeches! It was hilariously fun. Especially the whole putting-up-a-strange-tent-at-one-in-the-morning-in-the-dark thing. And all the people walking by and not believing that they actually saw a tent. Plus the possibility that Campus Safety would come and yell at us or something, because I definitely feel like that's sort of not allowed. But it makes a great story.

On the downside, I woke up sick. We got up early because Shannon has an 8 o'clock, and took down the tent and brushed our teeth in Climenhaga, and then I went back to my room and slept through chapel. I'm not feeling like crap quite yet, just sort of funny with my voice sort-of leaving me and I think a low-grade fever. But I took some medicine and feel much better, and tomorrow is Cake Day, so I'm optimistic.

Cake on.

PS If anyone knows of any ways our belief in God as a trinity has any practical applications in our view of how God works in the world, please tell me. I'm driving myself nuts over this theology assignment, and I can only think of one or two things.

1 comment:

ReformationGirl said...

Hey Mackenzie,

Here's a quote from Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer (an excellent theologian who the guy who wrote my worldview curriculum drew heavily from.)

"Every once in awhile in my discussions about Christianity someone asks how I can believe in the Trinity. My answer is always the same. I would still be an agnostic if there was no Trinity, because there would be no answers. Without the high order of personal unity and diversity as given in the Trinity, there are no answers.

Let us notice again that this is not the best answer; it is the only answer. Nobody else, no philosophy, has ever given us an answer for unity and diversity. So when people ask whether Christians are embarassed intellectually by the Trinity, I always switch it over inoto their own terminology-unity and diversity. Every philosophy has this problem, and no philosophy has the answer. Christianly does have an answer in the existence of the Trinity. The only answer to what exists is that...the triune God is there."

I dont know if that helps or not, but I thought it might.

Talk to ya later!