Monday, July 27, 2009

LifeAbundant: what its all about

This blog is premised on the belief that life is meant to be lived fully, purposefully, and abundantly. In this world there are some who meander meaninglessly, others consume their lives in careers, and still others choose to believe life has no purpose. As someone who has dedicated his life to following and becoming more like Christ, I believe life not only has meaning, but purpose. And therefore, it can be lived well or poorly.

As a starting point for living well, I look to Jesus' statement, "I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly." The purpose of this blog, then, is to reflect on the world, people, and the choices we make that determines our quality of life. One of the first good choices anyone can make is to choose to reflect. Socrates had it right when he said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Please join me as I reflect, converse, and share about what makes life worth living and what makes it abundant.

As an important side note, despite the often confident rhetoric, I do not pretend to know more than a 21 year old college senior could. But, I am committed to seeking truth and I welcome honest debate, argument and disagreement - even if it is premised on a denial that there is such a thing as truth, a God, or meaning. What I think most everyone can agree on is that they want to live well and therefore are willing to reflect on how to do so.

On a personal note, it is important that you know I love God, history and Frisbee, in that order (although, there are some things in between).


  1. Glad to see you figured out how to post...

  2. Henry Scougal wrote: "The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love." May your soul grow in excellency and worth as you make Jesus the continued object of you love. And may your thoughts here reflect that love. Good start, bro.