Posts from December 2020

The Elevator and the Illusion of Control

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Have you ever gotten into an elevator, and decided you were going to get going quickly by pressing on the door “close” button? And after a few attempts, you find that it closes anyway? If an engineer tells you it was a waste of time to keep pressing the elevator button all the time, what would you say? Would you say the manufacturer made an error? Or would you…

Why Do We Need a Spine? Physical and Spiritual Implications

Why do we need a spine? Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer Part 2 The spine helps hold up our body. The spine allows all other structure to function effectively. Muscles and tendons work well when attached to the bone. A muscle torn off the bone shrivels up and is ineffective (2). Structure Helps Following from my previous post, we learn that Jesus’s structured prayer helps train us, like pilots, to be able to pray effectively even on auto pilot mode.…

Do You Pray “by the Seat of your pants”

Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer Part 1 “Fly by the Seat of your pants” – Where did this saying come from? And how does it relate to prayer? Free Style Pilot Douglas Corrigan was a pilot who flew without any navigational aids. While he survived, his adventure gave rise to the phrase to ‘fly by the seat of your pants’, which  means  “to decide a course of action as you go along, using your own initiative and perceptions rather than a predetermined…