About David W Litwin

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… I used to suck in about five hours of nightly television before my head hit the pillow. Family time with my daughter consisted of her sitting next to me while I devoured the latest role-playing game on my PlayStation 2. And if I wasn’t in front of the television, I was online: scouring the Internet for the latest viral video. I was busy about being busy. For 10 years I had not read more than the occasional entertainment magazine clipping or a video game review online. I hadn’t journaled or even considered the concept. I did everything I could to fill quiet moments with media noise and I could finish Trivial Pursuit’s Entertainment Edition in record time.

Then in 2003 I specifically felt called to do a “media fast.” To shut off the television, radio and most of the Internet for a period of time… that turned out to be two years. That left a huge void in my schedule. So I replaced the time I had spent as a media glutton and gorged myself on literature, philosophy and Biblical teaching. I read about 70 books in those two years in addition to spending about two or three hours in daily scripture reading and meditation. I specifically spent a great deal of time in the book of Proverbs, the ultimate “word picture” book.

I don’t necessary recommend that everyone go through the same ritual, but I can confidently say that something started to happen. At first, it was innocuous enough. Someone would share a personal problem with me and I’d state, “Oh, that reminds of what it says in Proverbs so-and-so.” Soon, people would present me with a problem or question and I’d give them advice BASED on a particular Proverb or book passage I had read. By the end of the first year, I was being asked where I received my philosophy degree (which I didn’t have). In my circles, I am now known as the “word picture” guy, able to breakdown complex ideas and situations into simple, digestible metaphors.

Since that time I have spoken at numerous churches, conferences and seminars. I have worked with leaders in ministry, helping them to see the “big picture” when it comes to faith and culture. My motto is “live inspired” and I hope that as you read this book, or scan these excerpts you will be challenged, motivated and inspired to action. Proverbs says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed,” so I’d love to dialog with you about your thoughts on what you read.

In addition to writing and speaking, I run a graphic design agency in Nashville, Tennessee; have tried my hand at screenwriting and song writing and am a partner in an inventors guild.  I am blessed with a beautiful wife and two lovely daughters. That’s enough about me; I look forward to hearing your story as well.

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4 thoughts on “About David W Litwin

  1. It is not clear how you see the True Faith or the true God. Are you taking Christ Jesus as your god or do you accept him to be the son of God and not God the Divine Creator of everything, like god declared him (Jesus Christ) to be His (Jehovah) “only begotten beloved son” ?

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    • @Bijbelvorsers, thanks for the question. Since God is triune (Father, Son and Spirit), we do not worship just one factor of the trinity, nor is Jesus the only facet of God. Jesus stated clearly that he is the Son of God, but also that He is also in the Father. So we worship God triune, while understanding that each aspect of the trinity has their own nature. So I guess to answer that part of your question: Jesus was in the father at the creation of everything, He wasn’t separate from the event, like we would be with our children.
      You can use the apple (core, seeds, skin) or the egg (shell, white, yolk) as the common metaphors for the relationship and collectivity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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  2. Being one in somebody does not mean you are the same person. A CEO has to be one with his company, but he is not factually or really the company. The same for Jesus of whom the Bible says he is the son of God, and not god the son (a big difference), he was of the same mind as his Father whom he followed and only wanted to do His will and not his own will.

    When Jesus and God talked about themselves and the other, did they than not tell the truth? In Scripture is written that God is an eternal Spirit, not a human being of flesh and blood, who can not be seen by man or they would die. Jesus was seen by many, but they did not fall death.
    God can not be tempted nor sin, but Jesus was tempted many times, could sin but did not want to sin by keeping to the commandments of his Father and not doing his own will.

    God, to whom everything belongs, knows everything but Jesus told his apostles it was not given to him to decide who was to sit next to him, nor when he would be coming back. He said he did not know when he would return to the earth and when the end times would take place. In case Jesus is God he told many lies, and was not honest to the people around him.

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    • Bijbelvorsers ~ If Jesus had not shown the “humaness” of himself (as God the Son,) would God the Father’s intentions of creating himself in the likeness of humans have created believers? As David inmplied, the Triune is the “divinity” of our beliefs in God’s Word, His plan in saving His children. To literalize man’s interpretation of the language in the Word reduces the divine inspiration from which the Word came forth. They(HE,) God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are One in the same. That is what sets God above and apart as the most High Creator. Our mission as believers should not be to question the “apartness” of each being in the Triune, but rather to celebrate the wonder of such an existence of One beyond mans literal understanding. I think that is what Faith truly is…not in seeing, but in believing. I say this with all honesty and humility — and no intention of argument — just posing an opinion.

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