Thursday, June 26, 2008

If There Was No Way Into God...

Ok, so I do remember a slight bit of one of my odd dreams last night. I remember being in a run down, but functional trailer that was very long at night. The trailer was in a run down trailer park. There was a lynx outside that a dog from inside attacked as I ran away, because the lynx's owner was after me.
At another part I was on a river going upstream with a few other people (at night again). Our raft stopped, so we had to get out and swim. When we got out, a large (but still within natural size) alligator surfaced from underneath me and swam by. I fought with a strange eel-like creature that another alligator ended up eating later. Then I swam to this large tree in the middle of a small pond. This tree was all by itself and had many large roots that spread out around it and into the pond. All I remember about this tree was seeing the alligator behind it on the left, and there was a lemur on one of the branches. I know that something happened, but I don't remember what it was.

I went to the college thing at Celebration last night. It felt to me more like a youth group for college students. Nothing was really different from being at the youth group at Faith. And I also realized how hard it has become for me to be social when I'm by myself. I was the weird looking guy sitting in the corner. (At least that's what I felt like.) And the stuff they were teaching wasn't any more in depth than a regular sunday school lesson.
Here's basically what it was: 1 Tim 4:16. "16Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." When I herd this I was thinking "Doctrine! Doctrine! Woohoo, I'm back in Theology class! YAY!" But I was quickly let down. The basis of the message was "Keep your doctrine accurate and precise. Because cults are precise and not accurate. And if you're not precise, no one will ever know what you're about. And of course, our aim should be Jesus." Which, it was great stuff, but the whole time you have to remember that these are all college students. Some of these kids just got done with molecular biology or CalcIV and then they hear something this basic at church. They are able to understand so much more. I need to bring Dr. Reid in there and let him teach a bit. That would be fun. I guess I just have to realize that the rest of the world isn't Seminaryland.

1 comment:

Lifes Battle at Heart said...

though very good point....Maybe you shouldtalk to the pastor guy and see if he could go further in depth.