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
LOST IN A FALLEN WORLD Without family, community, and God’s loving direction and guidance in our lives—we are lost in the world. We are soul-searching in attempt to discover our truest selves, but our truest selves aren’t complete without a relationship with our Creator. While we are developing and growing up, and because everyone is… Read More A Broken Family Portrait: Bringing Jesus Into Our Darkness
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
A little over a week ago, I was nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award by Beautiful Southern Heart’s own Kristen Walker. I’m incredibly humbled to have received this nomination, and grateful for Kristen’s heart in this world. Her writing is vulnerable and real, and I appreciate her openness. As a Christian writer, I can see… Read More Bloggers Recognition Award
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
RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS During my first month of college, I met a Christ-follower who invited me to a Baptist church in Orlando. After visiting, my notion of church was completely overturned. Later, my friend invited me to meet at a Starbucks, where he asked me if I wanted a relationship with Jesus. I was hesitant… Read More Disbelief & Finding My Way Home: Part 2