CHOICES AND WISDOM Life is too short to hate oneself. It is even too short to hate life. There’s really only enough time to suffer in order to understand how to love oneself and others at a deeper level; that we could have revealed in our hearts the real beauty of the truth and nature… Read More The War Within Ourselves: At the Heart Of How To Love
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?
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
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
HEAVY SPIRITUAL BURDEN For several weeks now, I have been experiencing a heavy spiritual burden that has had me vacillating between disbelief, and the hope that the pieces of my faith will eventually fall back into place. From the buoyancy of this ambivalence comes the need to understand the roots of faith itself. What do… Read More Spiritual Peripheries: The War Between Nihilism and Faith
BEAUTIFIED PAIN Resting under the dark grayish blue hues of makeup that is the dawn of the sky’s face on a Sunday morning, I listen to the placating voice of Leslie Mills in Yanni’s “Before the Night Ends” while my stoic, broken gaze is raptured by the song. Truthfully, my faith is hurting. I have… Read More In the Dark: Processing Doubt With Faith