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true service

Posted on 2009 11, 12 by Matt

I usually don’t like to talk about myself and I especially do not like to talk about my accolades via a blog, but here goes. We need to have the capacity to be servants! It is a great notion and fun to think about when Jesus said things like, “Let the first be last and the last first,” and other similar charges, but how often do we act on notions like this? I often get down on myself for selfishness and wish I was a greater servant. But today as I was driving to Starbucks to get some studying done a truck stalled out and became stuck in the road. Without thinking I pulled over got out in the rain and started pushing the truck. I pushed him to the near gas station and then without a word got back into my jeep and continued on my way.  Helping the man was nothing of a huge effort and is really not what is crucial to such a story.

Discussions on Government and Libertarianism

Posted on 2009 08, 10 by Matt

While attending graduate school i was fortunate to have three of the most brilliant roomates one could imagine. Each are masters it their own fields, Andrew, Philosophy (metaphysics- free will) Brian, Literature (writing), Tim, Law. As for myself, I contributed with Theology. While many discussions and friendly (and not so friendly) arguments arose between us, the one main issue that separated me from them was their view concerning government. At that time I was clinging to the traditional Christian/republican view but their influence lead me down a completely different path. Here is the recent and continual correspondance with Andrew on the subject.

A beauty of travel

Posted on 2009 07, 20 by Matt

Of the many beauties that come about from reaching off into unknown countries and cultures the greatest is the conclusions one can make about the familiar.

De Facto

Posted on 2009 05, 27 by Matt

“If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”

What it means to be an American part 1: Guns!

Posted on 2009 04, 15 by Matt

For sometime I felt the 2nd amendment was silly and antiquated. I always thought, “sure, citizens needed protection then, but now the government can take care of us.” If you think the government will take care of you, then you do not understand what it means to be an American.


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