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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Significance)

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Posted by on April 16, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes



The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Life as a Play?)

Sometimes life seems a tragedy — and sometimes a farce, doesn’t it? But our lives matter because we’ve been created by the infinite, personal God of the Bible. Your life matters. My life matters. And we should do all that we can, each day, to use our lives . . . to matter!

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Posted by on October 26, 2020 in Calvin & Hobbes


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Time for a Great Cartoon: Man’s Significance

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Why does man consider himself such a “big screaming deal”? Is there no basis for our thinking we are unique in the universe, that there is something about man that shouts “You have value! You have worth!”

Evolutionary theory essentially argues that man makes up his own significance. The Bible teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of GOD — and we, therefore, have meaning.

How sad to miss that fundamental truth of our creation, and to simply sit back in despair and entertain ourselves to death with our machines!

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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in significance


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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on making your life count)

“Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.22.01 AMhave eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in passion


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TIme for a Great Cartoon! (significance)

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 9.08.12 PMMan suffers from two equally fallacious mental tendencies:  (1) to see ourselves as the center of the universe, to deify ourselves, to use all our energy to manipulate circumstances and others to focus on us, or (2) to see ourselves as insignificant, as pawns in an infinite cosmos, of no ultimate value to anyone.   Both self-deification and self-denigration are equally sinful.

The Bible teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God, that we are invited into His family to become co-heirs with Christ, that our lives matter greatly.  Though fallen, we are redeemable and can find forgiveness and cleansing for our wrong-doings.

The greatness of the universe is a commentary on the bigness of God and the smallness of man who seeks to take God’s place.  But the Bible says we are of great value to God.  Calvin, as he gazed up into the vast expanse of the universe, should have worshiped not himself or the creation, but the Creator, don’t you think?

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in significance


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