Ascension (2014)

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Discussion Question: Reputation

Its following statements are about Reputation. These statements were made by the wisest man of the Old Testament, Solomon:

Proverbs 22:1 NLT
"Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold."

Ecclesiastes 7:1 NLT
"A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born."

On the seemingly opposite side, Jesus said this:

Matthew 5:11 NLT
God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers."

Knowing that the Bible does not contradict itself, we must try to align our understanding with the messages that seem to cancel each other out.

  • How do we actively live out what seems to be said here? 
  • How do we prioritize each idea? 
  • Explain why.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Download Ascension FREE!

The time has finally come to Ascend!  Now you can begin the adventure early with this Free Digital download Teaser EP!

Ascension aims to reflect the mind of a man in search of his own soul. Thoughts and ideas that are generated and aroused within the man, after he has been awakened to spirituality, are challenged, addressed, and reflected upon. The mainstream ideas of Christianity are cast aside, as the man searches his for own view of theology, in hopes that he will end on a similar, but more potent end result than that of his peers and teachers.
The end result, however, is more subtle than he intended, yet more powerful than he can contain.

This teaser ep contains 6 of the 12 songs that will release on the full album later this year. Each song has a lengthy description, explaining the thoughts, emotions, and theology behind XERO's greatest work.

So Please tell us in the comments section below: What is your favorite song from Ascension?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Whats Your Calling

I think this will be one of those philosophical posts that don't really have a whole lot of theological background. In fact, I'm not really sure if its even biblical. But nonetheless, I think that's still a pretty important issue.

So the question and I'm posing today is what's your calling?

I ask because, as I seek to surround myself with people who have a calling in life, and people who intend to pursue that calling, I find that more and more of my friends fall into the category of people who do not have a calling ( or maybe they believe they don't).  I'm not so sure if only certain people have a special calling in their lives, or if people simply choose to ignore it. Maybe it's both. Right now I have to wonder why there are so many people who don't seem to have a special calling or purpose in their lives that they are willing to talk about.

I'm sure that if you had a friend who is a baker, it would definitely come up in conversation. Same thing with a person who just loves to fix things. Wouldn't it only makes sense that he become a handyman or a carpenter or something like that? This philosophy is definitely evident in the lives of athletes. It may sound mean or crash, but as much as I love the Olympics, we've all got to admit that these people have no real purpose in life other than to be an athlete. Some of them wouldn't even be able to support themselves if it weren't for their families. And some of them are counting on winning the gold medal, because if they don't, they will have a particularly hard time in there life adjustment process, because they don't have any other life skills. But every four years, we cheer them on and hope they get to go pro and make it big.

Or maybe you're not meant to make it big. Maybe instead, you're supposed to be out in the jungle somewhere serving as a missionary, or finding a cure to some rare disease. Maybe you're the person who comes up with an answer who help all of society, but ironically don't get to enjoy yourself. But what happens if you never go on that mission or journey? How do you find fulfillment in life outside of the one thing that you're supposed to be doing no matter what?

Here's another way of looking at it. Maybe every person has a special calling on their life, but they don't pursue it. Maybe some people recognize it and others don't. Or maybe out of the category of people who recognize their calling, many of them either give up or choose not to pursue it. And all of the people who DO choose to pursue their callings, how many of those people actually reach their goal in life? Or is it more important to pursue than to achieve?

Say the thing that you feel you're destined to do is either too difficult or too intimidating to pursue, and so you decide to take a high paying job doing something completely different. You end up living a fairly decent life on financial terms, but you end up with a hole that you never seem to be able to fill.

These are serious question that I have in mind.

Here's where the idea starts to get a little bit religious. If God HAS placed a special calling on your life, & you choose not to pursue it, will you ever find a true sense of fulfillment in alternative things? Or is your original calling supposed to be the main purpose of your life, while everything else supplements the other areas of your life? Are the other areas of your life kind of like pieces to a puzzle?

And if you choose not to pursue the calling that God put in your life, will he be disappointed or angry with you about it? Will he allow you to find true fulfillment and other things?

I don't claim to have all the answers. Heck, I don't plan to have any of the answers. But I am willing to discuss and debate it if it leads to a conclusion that I'm comfortable with. So please feel free to leave your thoughts and ideas and answers in the comment section below.

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