I’m a Christian. I’m also an engineer.
Christianity is (supposed to be) pretty simple: Be like Jesus.
Engineering can be complicated: Do lots of weird math stuff and act smart.
Living life as a Christian with an engineering mind has given me an interesting perspective on life. In other words, I’m really good at making simple things complicated. I like being right, and it can be easy to mentally adjust reality around me to match what I believe. While being very analytical definitely doesn’t help, I’ve found that this is actually common for most people. When somebody tells us something outside of our comfortable worldview, we tend to come up with a reason why that person is wrong. Why?
Because I believe each one of us is a Cynic.
I go into why I think so in this post, which I recommend reading first. The gist of it is that many people feel like they have been let down by God, and no longer expect anything from him. We also tend to believe that people always want something (which they usually do), whether that be money, attention, fame, or any number of things.
But the gospel is different. It actually is good, and has no strings attached. This is quite the cliche (and I really don’t like cliches), but it happens to be true. God seems to like being outside of our ability to understand him, and He is always going to be better than we can imagine.
WHO THIS BLOG IS FOR
My goal is that everyone can get something out of this blog. For Christians, I guarantee I will challenge your beliefs, and that’s a good thing. If you disagree, feel free to explain why (respectfully—I won’t hesitate to remove any nasty comments I see) and we can start a discussion. That’s the main reason we’re here—to think.
For all people who are not Christians, I’m glad you’re here. I value what you have to say and I welcome your input. A lot of us Christians can be weird, even mean, but my goal is to show all people love. Your presence is definitely welcome here.
WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT
This blog will explore difficult and challenging areas in scripture. I’ll also share about my journey through Christianity as a cynic. If you want to be challenged, this is the place for you. If you’re comfortable in what you believe and don’t want to change, this is the place for you. You just might not realize it.
Ultimately, the goal is to realize that there is a lot more to life than we think. Sometimes we just don’t know the right questions to ask, or we may be afraid to ask them. My hope is that this blog will encourage you to ask those hard questions. What you do from there is up to you.
If you like what you see, feel free to share the post and leave a comment. If you see something that looks wrong, like a misspelled word or incorrect fact, please shoot me an email. I love constructive criticism.
So, I hope you’ll join me on this journey because there’s a lot of future ahead of us and I have no idea what it’s going to look like. To see how this all began, I suggest going here first.