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
THE BLESSING OF A BEATING HEART Earlier last week as I laid on my bed, the position I was in enabled me to feel the rhythm of my heart. As I became relaxed and still, I paid special attention to the movements, visualizing the organ as it circulated blood flow through its valves. Feeling these… Read More Unveiled By Grace: The Blessing Of A Beating Heart
THE WHOLE STORY I would like to fully explain why I converted from disbelief in Christ to Christianity. I have shared bits and pieces of my conversion story in previous articles, but I want to tie it all together in this two-parter. By writing this, I hope to express how powerfully God moved in my life. THE… Read More Disbelief & Finding My Way Home: Part 1
A friend of mine recently asked me if there is anything that could cause me to walk away from God. As a growing Christian, I realize how important and relevant this question is. In this article, what I’d like to do is bring to the surface some of the ways the Christian faith is challenged by… Read More The Battle Of Keeping the Faith
Truly, what is the purpose of belief in a God if the God of that belief knows nothing of love, or, more intrinsically, is not itself love incarnate? OUR NATURAL STATE OF NEED FOR LOVE One of the deepest longings we share as a race is to feel loved unconditionally. Many people get caught up believing… Read More Recognizing the God Of Love
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17 NIV) How purposefully do we live when we don’t know or understand the love, grace, and hope of Jesus Christ? When I hear others explain that they think people need to mind their own business, respectively, and… Read More Sharing Jesus With the World