Jared Witt l November 24, 2016
“‘Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you insect Israel! I will help you,’ says the LORD.” – Isaiah 41:14
“For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to win obedience from the Gentiles.” – Rom. 15:18
Oh. Right. Whoops. I keep forgetting that. God is the one who helps us. Duh.
That’s kind of like the first and main thing about God—that God is God. So why do I keep forgetting it? No matter how many times I hear it, it’s only a matter of weeks or months or an election primary before I’m seduced once more into thinking that Babylon will save me, that the beast might someday rip off its own horns and transfigure into a puppy dog.
Jared Witt l November 18, 2016
I’m the type of nerd who enjoys both fantasy and sci-fi genres. There is another brand of nerd who, for whatever idiosyncrasy of her wiring, is only drawn to one or the other.
This might seem a bit puzzling to people who care for neither and tend to confuse the two. But even though they're usually intermingled at Barnes and Noble, there is a core difference between them, which runs much deeper than the accidentals (swords vs lasers, space ships vs. dragons), and it’s this: the struggle for a sci-fi writer is figuring out how to solve the conflict, whereas the struggle for a fantasy writer is creating a real conflict in the first place.
Jared Witt l November 3, 2016
Millennials are either the most condescended and falsely analyzed generation alive today, or they actually are a single-minded bunch of Narcissists bent on ruining the modern world. It depends a lot on whether you’re the kind of person who immediately swallows everything you put in your mouth and believes everything you hear. If you are, then you probably aren't bothered much by irony, which is good, because you’ll have to maintain that this group of tens of millions of people in the US and billions around the word from every class, race, and culture is simultaneously lazy and taking over the work place; economically hopeless and the single most important purchasing demographic in the marketing world; silver spoon privileged and student loan defaulting; politically uninterested and dangerously activist; with big fragile little egos, which manage to be both headstrong and wilting.
The internal contradictions in these various caricatures never seem to bother the evening news pundits and magazine columnists, who know that they ingratiate themselves a little more to their almost exclusively older consumers each time they take another scapegoating shot at the selfie-taking, navel-gazing little rascals, who, coincidentally, happen to stand on the other side of the culture war.
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