When Villate sent me her post on chapter 2, she also sent this question:  I enjoy a particular brand of  heavy metal music. Plantinga and those who stand for a single-minded drive toward sanctification would see this music as “worldly,” not of God and corrupt. Plantinga might say it serves to make me spiritually unhygienic. Nevertheless, I can distinguish between the carnal [...]

In Chapter 2 of Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. lays out an explanation of the corrupting power of sin in the world and in human life. He posits that it is a type of “uncreation,” rendering everything it touches filthy and unwholesome. As with the concept of shalom described in Chapter 1, I like this idea [...]

I am an ENTJ.  No one who meets me makes any mistake on that.  I display the typical ENTJ behaviors under stress: As I become more worried, I boss other people around.  I start focusing on repetitive and counting types of tasks.  Chances are the executive at your company is an ENTJ and when things aren’t going well he starts telling you what you should [...]

Commitment makes you fragile.

Almost a year ago I took a retreat to consider what I was up against starting this crazy get-an-MBA-and-start-a-business life. I decided that I had four priorities and everything else had to go. On and off French language study from the last two decades?  Dropped. Complicated knitting projects? No. Allowing yourself to leave a commitment is often essential to strengthening [...]