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Who Knew?

Today is Hobbit Day, part of Tolkien Week.
Tolkien Week, named after J.R.R. Tolkien, is a celebration of Tolkien’s Middle Earth cycle, which includes the popular and influential fantasy work The Lord of the Rings. It always falls on the week containing September 22nd, also known as “Hobbit Day,” Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ mutual birthday.

So what good is Hobbit day? A week or so ago at school we celebrated ‘cream filled donut day‘ the students loved it, but I had to wonder if ‘apricot day‘ would be as well received. Or check these other
holidays” if you want your mind blown to the mindlessness of our society.

Ever learning and never able to come to the truth.

Motivational mumbu jumbo

Actually this is really good… at about 8:56 There is mention of the need for a “Transcendent Cause”. This is getting to be a recurring thought and idea on my radar the last 12 months.

I’ve been talking with the two guys in my Pre-Calc class this past year about why we do and why, and the need for a transcendent cause. I wrote about it in January and it still lingers. One of the ideas I’ve been having is that with out a cause that gets beyond the here and now we are dissatisfied with whatever it is we do.

If you haven’t watched the youtube video I linked to above, go do it now. Then come back.

Doesn’t he do a good job of explaining the success of open source? And when he says we do better when we have a transcendent cause I almost jumped up and got charismatic.

But I am suspicious that his transcendent doesn’t reach beyond the ether. I would extend his ideas a little bit further. One needs worth and value, but not gotten by humans. Having purpose is much needed, but that purpose must have a Deity at the end. Our transcendent cause must reach outside of the earth’s gravity field, beyond our physical world and into the spiritual world, where Christ sits at God’s right hand interceding for us.

Transcendent Causes

Last evening my wife and I started reading a new book; Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp. One of the first paragraphs stood out to me, it included the word transcendent, one that I’ve been thinking about the past months in connection to what drives and motivates us. Where do you take our cues from? Continue reading Transcendent Causes