John Michaels, pastor of Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, is a former nuclear physicist. He has and incredible talent for making science and math interesting as he uses them to illustrate biblical concepts.
Michaels turned to algebra for an example in one of his messages. Remember algebra? Remember telling your teacher when you didn't do your homework that you'll never use algebra in real life?
Michaels said that in algebra we learned about formulas and equations. Every equation has two things: a constant and a variable. We, in our spiritual lives have a tendency to view our circumstances as the constant and God as the variable. But that's backwards. God is the constant and everything else in existence is the variable.
I definitely need my brains washed.