If you’ve come to the “about” page, you are probably seeking information about this blog or its author. I’ll try to oblige:
The title through a glass darkly is a reference to First Corinthians, chapter 13. Paul, the author, is speaking about what we know now, and how it is so fragmented when compared to what we will know when we are finally with Christ.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
The passage also ties in with the fascination I have had with perception – how we subjectively see, or interpret, objective fact. This blog is a chronicle of my experiences and thoughts, but the title is a reminder that I can only see these through the warped window of my imperfections. I eagerly await the day when I see my Messiah face to face; I will finally understand His plans for my life and His world in all their splendor and clarity. In the meantime, I will treasure the fact that “I am known”.
He knows me so much better than I know myself; but here’s a bit of what I know. First of all, I am a sinner. But God doesn’t see me as such; Christ took my death penalty for me and substituted His perfection for my criminality. Because He raised Himself from the dead, I know that He has power over death; therefore I have hope.
Otherwise, I am a university student, now back from studying abroad in Israel (a lot of my longer posts are from that time, as I actually had time to write). I love my major, hate boiled greens, have a fascination for weapons, can be unaccountably stubborn, and can chronicle the humorous more effectively than the heart-wrenching. If you are allergic to sarcasm, be advised that this blog may be hazardous to your health.