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
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?
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
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