Merry say what?

Bear with a Christian’s sarcastic perception of the non-believer’s “Christmas”: It’s that calm notion again. Can you sense it? That time of the year when culture itself cuddles with you and wraps you up in a treacherously blanket of imagined innocence and of white peace within. The month for mindfulness and picturesque afterthought. Photo albums, asContinue reading “Merry say what?”

27, going on 72.

Wait — didn’t I just turn 7? At least my 17th anniversary isn’t that long ago, is it? Well, actually I just turned 27 a few days ago! I went running this other day, and happened to pass by the school I went to when I first started primary school. It is out in theContinue reading “27, going on 72.”

Released

A friend of mine just passed away in a tragic road accident. My thoughts go to his closest ones. I am in grief with them, and I mourn. Yet — I rejoice with the believing ones among them, that he now has met the God in whom he profeessed belief; a God who judges with righteousness. LetContinue reading “Released”

Over my dead body.

Life is utterly strange – and short. Over my dead body shall some day rest a stone. I found myself tarrying around in a graveyard yesterday. Around me a thousand dead bodies. I couldn’t see the bodies, and I smelled no sent of death. What met my eyes, rather, was nice carved stones with beautifulContinue reading “Over my dead body.”

The last supper

You sit there on the edge of your bed with an empty look on your face. Furrows of concern that weren’t there before the verdict was reached, have now made their way unto your face. A soft trembling accompany your arm as you release the tension with which it was forced down into the bedContinue reading “The last supper”

The gene-ius in us

I just watched a documentary about manipulating genes. In the documentary we among others meet a Chinese girl, Lin Lin, who works as a researcher manipulating pig embryos. Listen to her fluent Chinglish:  “I still remember the first time I see this embryos under my microscope. And then after 4 months and these embryos they areContinue reading “The gene-ius in us”

Stupendous claims indeed.

The Skeptics Week is currently going on at NTNU, and I have found myself defending my faith many times already. A faith I have been examining quite intently on my own over the course of the last year or so – a process that seems to just have started. A healthy process, I believe. But likeContinue reading “Stupendous claims indeed.”

A few resources on my faith

The Skeptics week at NTNU is approaching, and after meeting with the subjects of this years grilling I figured I would upload some of the material I have used in different settings over the course of the last couple of years. I haven’t had the time to read through it all very intently, so pleaseContinue reading “A few resources on my faith”

The misty flats

Words are not mine in the exam period. Spending at least 7 hours a day at the university preparing for the great finals of the year the first thing I feel like doing when I get back home is definitely not writing a blog post. At times I think I spend too much time atContinue reading “The misty flats”

The Gospel

The following links contain the article (Norwegian) that I wrote in preparing to the leadership training in TKS this fall, and the PP-presentation (Norwegian) used under the talk. The gospel, though, is not for leaders. The gospel calls on apprentices, trainees and employees — and leaders, too. It encourages true discipleship, ultimately resulting in, and expressedContinue reading “The Gospel”