After so much objection and rejection of Christianity throughout the ages, one might think there is something to discuss: What is the truth behind this Jesus, for so much hate, acrimony, sacrifice, humility, and transformation to follow? We don’t hear so much resistance about Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, or other religions. We don’t hear people rejecting… Read More Man-made or God-inspired?
One of the most obvious and prominent theological contentions unbelievers have is why faith in Jesus is so important: why not just believe in being a good person, or just believe in a Higher Power? What does life have to do with Jesus? JESUS’S RELEVANT DIVINITY Following how the Bible teaches that the only way to… Read More Why Does it Have to be Jesus?
MISTAKING JESUS’S IDENTITY Jesus Christ means different things to different people, and what He means changes how we see and live our lives. For better or worse, Jesus’s name does not lack an impact on a person; the only difference is which impact is made. When Jesus is merely viewed as a moral, scrupulous wise… Read More The Impact of Christ’s Divinity in a Corrupt World
FALLACIES ABOUT CHRISTIANITY Christianity isn’t about what we must do to earn God’s love and pardon, but about living out of the joy of God’s love for us, through Jesus. What really cements in the cause for joy in Christianity is that, what Christ did, He did while we were still drenched in our sin.… Read More The Face of Christianity: Jesus’ Undying Love
THE COMMAND TO LOVE When God incarnated into Christ on earth 2,000 years ago, He inculcated humanity with the seed of what faith in action looks like. He offended religious stricture by loving God more than rules and rituals (Mark 3:1-6). Through His sacrificial death on the cross, He exemplified His deep love for us, affirming… Read More Ambassadors for Christ: Loving Like Jesus Loved
What does it really mean to be present? For years I’ve found myself lost in rumination, thinking of anything from the menial to heavy to the abstract: evaluating, analyzing, contemplating, dreaming, but not being present. A part of me acknowledges that a lot of that was just me having a creative, active imagination with a… Read More Honing in on Purpose
Everyone’s voice matters, but not everyone believes in theirs. For years and years, I believed my voice didn’t matter, that my words fell on closed ears and hearts. When I really wanted to have a voice, it felt silenced by a sense of rejection from others. I carried a very low opinion of myself. Rejection… Read More The Unmistakeable Voice Inside of You
DESPERATE FOR THE ‘NARROW GATE’Recently, a song by the rock band, Red, spawned an inspiration to write this article. The song title is “Coming Apart,” which is found on their “Gone” album. This song reminds me that there is never a place in this life where I feel safe without feeling desperate for God. I… Read More Freed From Ephemeral Living: Released By Surrender
INTERJECTION OF HUMAN SUFFERING The human experience is so susceptible to multifarious forms of pain that one could easily question whether or not its existence is merely a cruel joke. It can be difficult to accept how a loving God would allow suffering to exist, questioning His discernment of our ability to endure. We may… Read More Purposeful Suffering In A Corrupted World
A BOY’S IDENTITY One of the most pertinent societal problems today is the relationship between fathers and sons. The conundrum is that most sons don’t have a healthy relationship with their biological fathers, if they have one at all. Many boys learn from their fathers the empty value of absent-ness, showing up physically but not… Read More A Lost Relationship: Father and Son