[NYC subway, 2013] The concept of secularism is based on the idea that a culture should aspire to religious neutrality. And yet there is no such thing. Every concept you inhabit, every habit that you form, and everything that you aspire to be has been informed by some kind of philosophical ideology. I repeat:Continue reading “Secularism is an illusion”
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Let’s Talk About Abstinence, Baby
Or perhaps more specifically: let’s talk about how we talk about abstinence to unmarried Christians. This is story is less about abstinence itself and more about Christian attitudes towards it when advising people who are not married. Here, I am going to outline two differing Christian views on abstinence by exploring the influence of two particularContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Abstinence, Baby”
Would Jesus have really died for just one person?
A few years ago, a woman whom I had never met before was praying for me. We were at one of those big Christian music festivals, and she had simply offered some words of encouragement. However she said something that has been bugging me ever since: “If you were the last person on earth, JesusContinue reading “Would Jesus have really died for just one person?”
Faith and Reason Part II: When Knowledge Becomes an Idol
I established in an earlier post that faith and reason, although different, ought to be viewed as gifts from God that enhance one another. They need not sit in contradiction. For the benefit of insomniacs everywhere, what I plan to discuss in this post is what happens when reason and faith are used out of their intended contexts,Continue reading “Faith and Reason Part II: When Knowledge Becomes an Idol”
Hallelujah! My blog has risen!
It is risen indeed. After three years (almost) of radio silence, I have decided to go back to blogging. Hurrah. On Monday I submitted my final dissertation thesis, along with all of my coursework essays. I’m supposed to be revising for exams right now, but instead I’ve pretty much spent the last two days staringContinue reading “Hallelujah! My blog has risen!”
Not a great word, right? Most of us prefer reading christian blogs about how God wants to bless us and make us feel good. He does love us immensely, and he does want to bless us (I am living proof of this!), BUT, sometimes he leads us into seasons of sacrifice. That’s where I am right now,Continue reading “Sacrifice”
As I often point out, many church leaders think that in order to reach people they must adapt their lives to be “cool” or “relevant.” Contrary to this belief, most of the leaders we read about in the Bible who changed history were significantly different to those around them. One example is John the Baptist. Luke 3:1-3Continue reading “Stand Out”
Do we really understand what it means to belong to God Almighty? In Romans 1:1, Paul introduces himself as “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God”. He repeats this introduction in Titus 1:1, “Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ“. Simon Peter does theContinue reading “Bondservants”
The Irony of Bitterness
Funny how we think we’re so high and mighty that people owe us something. We act like super humans going around demanding others to reach perfection, as if we’ve reached it ourselves. Jesus has a lot to say about this. Lets have a look at Matthew 18:23-35, “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wantedContinue reading “The Irony of Bitterness”
Who Prayed For Saul?
Jesus says in Mathew 5:44-46, “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those whoContinue reading “Who Prayed For Saul?”