He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;  for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Thesis Update

Thesis Writing

While cell phones are an awesome hobby, theology is still very much my passion. My thesis is actually coming along quite nicely. My plan is to have the first draft finished by the end of  2014, especially if I want to graduate in April. For those who do not know, I am doing my thesis on the kingship of Christ and postmodernism.

Chapter 1 (first draft complete): Review and study of the writings we have on Christ’s kingship. It follows the idea of messiah in the Old Testament up to first century Judaism, Jesus’ understanding of His Kingship/Messiahship, and the writings of the church fathers on Christ’s kingship. It finishes with look at the Feast of Christ the King in Roman Catholicism.

Chapter 2 (first draft complete): Looks at postmodern philosophy from its beginnings in modernism to its impact on late 20th/early 21st century philosophy. I look at the major proponents of postmodern philosophy and how their impact is experienced on the church. This chapter will lead into chapter 3…

Chapter 3: What is postmodern christology, and how does it differ from modern christology in terms of its views on Christ’s kingship? Continue reading

New Job in Technical Support

Various Smart phones from left to right: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, Nexus 4, and Sony Xperia

Well, I have not written here since the summer. Crazy, is it not? Seems like only yesterday Canada was nice, warm, and green. Now it is cooler and filled with vibrant colours. Soon those colours will be silver white and brown. That is the way of a country that knows 4 seasons.

Just like Canada is now in a new season, my life is in a new season too. I have a job in cell phone technical support. In this job I do troubleshooting for clients that access cellular data through one of Canada’s wireless providers. For those who don’t know “wireless” refers to devices that are meant to be used on the go such as tablets/iPads, cell phones, smart phones, and even iPods/MP3 players. Continue reading

Lord Cytharat Romance Chapter 8

Lord Cytharat kissed me. I felt his skin against mine as I slept. It was the most blissful sleep I have had in years. Of course, like with many good things in life, it ended too soon. Cytharat left before I woke up, stating he had to practice his saber techniques before we could join Katha Niar on the gravity hook. Of course, I understood. After all, time is short and we need to get the isotope-5 while the civil war on Makeb has given us an opening. Continue reading

Lord Cytharat Romance Chapter 7

I laid in my bed on the Phantom. Tomorrow was the big day: infiltrate the hideout, steal isotope-5, and save the Empire. Then the team and I will… Go our separate ways? Go on to do more missions for the Empire? If that meant being with Cytharat more…

After we got back, Katha Niar talked all of our ears off. I paid attention of course, as she is quite the lady in terms of doing her job. My eyes glanced at Cytharat on occasion. Although he stood stoically, he never once looked at me. Unfortunately he walked away before we could talk again… Said he had to mediate before tomorrow. Hopefully that wasn’t what he dubbed trying to avoid me.

I sighed and allowed myself drift off to sleep. I then was awoken a bit suddenly by a knock at the door. I said, “What the… HK-51, this had better be good, ” with a yawn.

A muffled voice said, “Commander… I mean Crimsèn?”

Since I didn’t recognize the voice at first, I instinctively reached for the blaster I keep with me. I said, “Yes, who is this? I’m not the most decent… ”

“Neither am I,” the voice replied, “But I’m sure you wouldn’t be against being indecent in front of me. ”

I was in shock. I replied shyly, “Cytharat??”

The voice replied, “Yes… May i enter? Would you prefer to remain alone?”

“No,” I replied quickly, “please, come in! ”

I reached over to turn on the light and I tried to pull the covers up around me, as my underwear is small.

Cytharat came in with a simple robe, that he slowly slid off to show well muscled male wearing grey boxers underneath. I blinked at the sight and said without thinking, “You’re beautiful. But I’m not sure… What do you want?”

Cytharat smiled shyly as he crawled into bed next to me. He looked at me and said, “You’re beautiful as well… I’m not sure what I wanted coming here besides your company.”

I smiled before turning the lights off and pulling him against my chest. “You’re more than welcome to come over. But so soon?”

Cytharat nodded. “Yes,” he said, “I must admit I was hesitant… being alone can be hollow.”

I sighed with relief- I’m not the only one nervous! I laid us both down. “I’m… Shit… I don’t know what to say now… ”

Cytharat interjected: “No need for many words when just a few will do.”

“But I’m a Cipher,” I said with a sigh, “talking should be one my strongest points.”

“I thought you were good at hunting for something… Or someone and making them yours?”

Was that an observation or was he talking about my pursuit of him? Have I caught him? I couldn’t be sure as hunting is a trait of my people. How about I focus on him, and slowing my breathing, instead? In doing so, I notice things more: my happiness at having him against me, my nervousness about tomorrow…

Cytharat spoke, “You’re meditating Crimsèn.”

I replied, “I am?”

He nodded and said, “Though it will strengthen you more if you focused on more intense emotions such as anger, passion. Surely there must be something… ”

I blurted without thinking, “I’m falling in love with you. I can focus on that.”

Cytharat nods as he leans in closer. “Yes, you can focus on that. ”

“Though I’d rather focus on you…”

I got cut off because it was then he kissed me. My eyes slowly slid shut. I pressed back gently, and pulled him against me.

He pulled away and said, “Now, you can focus on both.”

I whispered, “That is cruel,” I said, “but it does help and I can feel myself becoming empowered. I lightly kissed his forehead as we continued to meditate together.

Eventually he said, “We have been at this for a few hours. Good… Tomorrow we shall be able to face anything. Hold onto it and I’ll have more for you tomorrow.”

I nodded simply as he laid his down and fell asleep.

I fell asleep eventaully, but not before my mind settled a bit. Cytharat came, and he sought me out! He fell asleep in my arms! His lips, oh those beautiful lips against my own… I fell asleep eventually, eager for what tomorrow would bring.

A Poem: Why Should I Obey You?

“Do as I say
Not as I do
For I am the one
Who Lords over you”

Yet this that you say, Do you actually believe?
What do you do in the shadows?
What do you do when no one sees?
Do you walk road that is wider, than narrow?

Fornication is a sin
No premarital sex for a Christian
Why are you pregnant now?
Your wedding hasn’t happened Continue reading