THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED Urgency. When we hear that word, we picture intensity and an attitudinal hastiness in spirit. What would cause this urgency in someone, and what is the worth behind it? When we believe in something so strongly, it isn’t uncommon for that belief to galvanize us to do something in response. What… Read More Losing Religious Fear: Leaving A Bigger Impact
AFRAID TO KNOW WHAT WE KNOW If you’re like me, you have been influenced by people in ways that caused you to question yourself along the years, but the real questioning has always been “who are you?” from your own third perspective. You’ve noticed some others tend to act fearless, sometimes like they have all… Read More Do We Really Know Ourselves?
Sometimes, the hardest part of walking in faith is the spiritual burden of remaining in the belief that we’re not wrong about what we believe in. PERNICIOUS DOUBT Spiritual attack is not always something severe like possession, such as the portrayals in movies like The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. In fact, most… Read More Spiritual Burdens: Revealing Doubt
A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW An essential underlying question about Jesus that isn’t commonly propounded to the inquisitive, erudite atheist, or the open-minded agnostic, is—-is there any part of us that wants to believe Jesus was God? Would it be off-putting to believe such a thing? Is it the science behind God in human form that… Read More Do We Want to Believe Jesus was God?
OUR PROMINENT VOCATION Without question, spreading and inspiring the importance of relationship with God in Christ for the purpose of the salvation of sinners, is the most important vocation any believer could pursue. There are those of us who understand and believe the God of the Bible is a God of righteousness, justice, and salvation;… Read More Empowerment & Revelation of God’s Grace
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