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Drew Mery

Welcome! I’m the thinkist, thinking on things true, good, and beautiful in the areas of theology, philosophy, and apologetcs (cf. Phil. 4:8). I recognize that the definite article before thinkist may sound a bit pretentious. I would have simply gone with thinkist if the site wasn’t taken already, and a thinkist just doesn’t sound interesting. So, I beg your pardon as I refer to myself as the thinkist. You may call me Drew, though.

I have a BS in Religion: Biblical Studies from Liberty University (2010) and I am currently working on two Master’s degrees, one in Biblical & Theological Studies from Belhaven University and the other in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Quotes on Finding True Happiness in God (cf. Ps. 16:11)


The object of our happiness, if it is to be true and abiding happiness, must itself abide forever and not be subject to change. God is eternal and ever abiding, not subject to change. Therefore, he who has God, is truly happy.

Based on Augustine’s dialogue in On the Happy Life, 2.11

The final goal of the blessed life, moreover, rests in the knowledge of God [cf. John 17:3]. Lest anyone, then, be excluded from access to happiness, he not only sowed in men’s minds that seed of religion of which we have spoken but revealed himself and daily disclosed himself in the whole workmanship of the universe.”

John Calvin, Institutes, 1.5.1

In all his thinking and in all his work, in the whole life and activity of man, it becomes apparent that he is a creature who cannot be satisfied with what the whole corporeal world has to offer. He is indeed a citizen of a physical order of affairs, but he also rises above this order to a supernatural one. With his feet planted firmly on the ground, he raises his head aloft and casts his eye up in a vertical look. He has knowledge of things that are visible and temporal, but he is also aware of things that are invisible and eternal. His desire goes out to the earthly, sensuous, and transient, but it goes out also to heavenly, spiritual, and everlasting goods.”

Herman Bavinck, The Wonderful Works of God, p. 2