Welcome to the official launch of Cranial Collision!

This new project is all about "The Intersection of Theology, Philosophy, and Life." It seems to us that many people in America today don't think critically about what they believe and how that should affect the way they live. Many people cling to certain theological or philosophical beliefs, but the way they live their lives does not logically follow from what they believe. This compartmentalization of theology, philosophy, and life is not rational or healthy. If you want more information, the rest of our mission statement is available here, and we will be writing much more over the coming weeks and months!

This is a follow up to the last post and it expounds on why God is the only thing worth living for.  I originally wrote this back in bible school in 2008, so please bear in mind that this is a little dated. Nevertheless, I think there is still some awesome material here:

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Now, why is God the only thing worth living for? This is a conclusion that I have been taught, that many of us raised in the Church have been taught. But ultimately, it is not a thing one can be taught. No, this must be a conclusion that one comes to on his own. Read these verses:

Mark 8:34-37 "34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"

Note: This was written back in 2008 as a reflection on a section of a book I had been reading for a class. I'm not 100% sure which book it is, but I believe it was Prayer: The Great Adventure. I was attending Big Sky Bible Institute in the mountains of Northwest Montana, and was doing a ton of powder skiing at Big Mountain.

What David Jeremiah said about the mountains “clearing your head,” “something wonderful happens to you when you go to the mountains,” and “God created the mountains and the ocean as therapy for His people” is so true. Just last week I was struggling with some serious considerations in my head, that really aren’t all that uncommon. But last week was more intense than usual, more depressing and despairing.

I found myself thinking, “I had such a conviction in the existence of God at one point, where has it gone to? God, if you are really out there, please show me once again the conviction that I had of your existence and your power.”



Cranial Collision will officially be launching on December 31st, 2010. For now, please read our mission statement to see what we are all about, and sign up for our email list to receive the inside scoop on all of the happenings here on Cranial Collision!
Cranial Collision: The Intersection of Theology, Philosophy and Life.

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