Response to Self-Esteem

Why should we have self-esteem? There is no Biblical foundation for this. One could argue that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, (Psalm 139:14) but, in context (Psalm 139), is that really talking about self-esteem? Or is it focused more on God’s transcendent power as Creator and Sustainer? I think more fitting would be the verse that states our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). There is nothing in and of ourselves that is worthy of true esteem unless Christ is in us. And even if He is, why would we esteem ourselves? We can instead esteem Him and recognize His value. This could be referred to as “God-esteem.” This seems to be a Biblical response to “man/self-esteem” which is so prevalent in our western culture today.

Multi-Blogs

Currently, I have two blogs – this one (johncheatham.com) and relevantgeneration.net. This one has been for more church tech stuff while the other is for more theological thoughts.  I’ve decided that I’m going to combine both onto this blog. Over the next little while, I’m going to start importing those posts over here. Therefore, don’t be suprised if 1) I seem to be blog-happy for a while or 2) the posts tend toward the theological. Hope everyone enjoys the influx of new stuff!

iPhone

So I got an iPhone last Saturday. Have you ever heard a Blackberry referred to as a “Crackberry?” Well, an iPhone is even more addictive. I’ve been having to recharge it multiple times a day – not because of a bad battery, but because I use it almost non-stop. My Macbook is feeling insanely neglected because now I check my email and even edit some web pages straight from my phone. Strange, huh? It’s my iPod, phone, flashlight, iTunes remote, and even VNC client. Crazy. What would we do without technology? Probably actually be productive. Speaking of which, I should be that right now.

New Website

Journey now has a new web site. I flipped the switch on it yesterday afternoon at 5:12pm, and it looks to have trickled through the big internet DNS servers by now. We’re now using Google Apps as our email solution, and eventually I need to introduce the staff to the rest of the benefits of Apps, but as for now, it’s just our email solution.

Edit: We’re using Vimeo for our video solution. Works great, and even support HD!