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Kurt Cobain, believer?

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

I attended the very-sheltered campus of Pensacola Christian College in 1994, and I must confess that when Kurt Cobain died that year, my initial reaction consisted of three words.

“Who’s Kurt Cobain?”

Of course, now I know who he was. I’ve heard a few of his songs from his band Nirvana. Most notably “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are”.

In the opinion of many very fundamental Christians, Cobain is likely now screaming in hell, writhing around in eternal fire.

A friend who read a detailed biography on Cobain tells me that in the book, it reports that when Cobain was about 16, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.

I did not know this, but it begs the question: where is he now?

For me, the answer is simple: if Cobain’s profession was genuine, then he’s in heaven. If that’s the case, I imagine he’s wishing that he could’ve lived much longer than 27 and could’ve made more music.

Pure speculation on my part. Overall, I hope he’s much happier now than he was when he was alive.

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Ever try to imagine eternity?

March 10, 2013 1 comment

Ever try to imagine eternity?

As a young boy, I tried and it was pretty scary.

For some odd reason, I would imagine New Jerusalem as a spinning carousel that would float higher and further away, never ending. It kept doing so long after it seemed like time had run out.

Even as an adult, I will try to imagine eternity. The results are not quite as staggering, but it’s still a lot like trying to imagine Calculus when your mathematical understanding ends at simple addition and subtraction.

I think the simplest way to understand it is that our minds are not fully equipped to understand the wonders of heaven or the everlasting endlessness of eternity.

And, believe it or not, neither can Chuck Norris.

Richard Zowie has never counted to infinity, and he’s pretty sure Chuck Norris hasn’t either (although Richard is a HUGE fan of both Norris and Chuck Norris Facts). Post comments here or e-mail them to