iThinkTank

I refuel thinking

My curiosity is bigger than my ego.

Lee Cronin

I have been on a journey from traditionalism to integral. This is reflected in my writing. Enjoy. “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman

  • Abraham and Isaac

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Today, I will talk about one of the foundational stories of all three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. God tells Abram to offer up his son as a human sacrifice one day. He does so with much obedience and trust, maybe even prophetic insight. God, at the last minute, keeps him from killing Isaac […]

  • Shadows, Images and Reality

    Reading Time: 4 minutes For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, … Hebrews 10:1 See to it that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain. Hebrews 8:5, Exodus 25:40 Do you remember the allegory of the cave by Plato? In it, […]

  • Constructing Trust

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Faith: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the church. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. It is one of the biggest misunderstandings that we always think we must rediscover our faith. We believe […]

  • Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

    Reading Time: 4 minutes I am playing off the title of A. O. Hirschman’s book “Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States,” but I have to admit that I have not yet read the book. I am telling you my thoughts and associations when I heard the title. There are three ways to react […]

  • Dare to Sacrifice your Future

    Reading Time: 6 minutes The Centrifugal Power of Jesus’ Example Christianity believes that the world is divinely created, but has faulted to meet its purpose. I would put this very differently. Everything is created with a purpose, and we (and by that, I mean the individual, humanity as a whole, and the universe) are on a journey into our […]

  • Why the Fall?

    Reading Time: 4 minutes I ask myself why we keep calling the Fall “the Fall”. I for a long time thought that I have to call it so, as it seemed to be the correct term to easily have people know what I am talking about. Now I believe that it just evokes bad associations. It somehow demands seeing […]

Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.

Karl Barth