Daily Post #13

When I played high school basketball, I wore #13 on my jersey. Today is post #13. Some hotels do not have a 13th floor. There is a floor 12 and 14, but not 13. But this is silly, right? There is a floor 13. Floor 14 is floor 13. Just because you call it something different doesn’t make it any less so. Oh, wait a minute—I am now talking about truth. Floor 14 is floor 13 no matter what symbol you use. Besides, the “4” is just a linguistic symbol that human beings have created to signify a certain quantity. Thus, it is just an organized collection of marks meant to communicate a particular quantity. Thus, you can call the 13th floor, “floor 14” or “Miami,” but it doesn’t change the fact that the 13th floor is the 13th floor. I could say it like this: the truth is that you can call it whatever you want, but the 13th floor is still the next floor up from the 12th. I hope that this has truly changed your life. 🙂

In a letter to his brother, Warne, the 22-year old C.S. Lewis wrote the following about a man being engaged to be married: “engaged—that fatal tomb of all lively and interesting men.” Yikes. Even Lewis must be read with care. Of course, he would be surprised by Joy (also the title of his autobiography)—an American lady—decades later. I don’t think it made him less interesting, but more!

Psalms 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” I know some people are morning birds and others are late night owls. But in the Psalms, one cannot help but finding references to prayer in the morning over and over and over. What do you do to take a minute, breathe, and connect with Jesus before the rush begins?

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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