Archive for November, 2014

30 – Self-Denial 2


The biggest problem with self is self-love. It’s like a cloud in front of the sun. It keeps so much that we need to be happy from getting to us so we may benefit from it, and benefit others.

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26 – Living Time


As we labor with ideas that don’t fit in our limited view of the world Dr. Nicoll gives us examples to help us get some foundational ideas from which to extrapolate.

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29 – Self-Denial 1


MacDonald tackles possibly the most misunderstood idea in Christianity. That of self-denial and its ramifications. The self about which he writes must be properly understood before he can be put aside.

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25 – Living Time


Dr. Nicoll continues to address our limited conceptions concerning time while building the groundwork for us to be able to extract new, higher meaning from the idea of Time.

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28 – Voice of Job 4


MacDonald finishes up with the justification of Job and his proper alignment with his new knowledge of God’s love, mercy and justice. Job’s prosperity is more than just physical as he comes to better know the ways of God are far above the ways of man.

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24 – Living Time


Dr. Nicoll discusses the impermeability of the Life in Time. It’s taken us a while to get to this point because of the need to deconstruct our illusions and limitations about Time as we perceive it.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting that probably means you.