The most oft quoted passage of the Bible used to be John 3:16. But no longer. Matt. 7:1, “Judge not, lest you be judged” has taken its place. At least, that’s what people say. Let’s look at the context of that verse: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce […]Read more "Judge Not? 10 Theses on Judging"
Imagine with me that the outcome of WWII was reversed. Nazi Germany wins and extends its dark empire across the globe. But also imagine that in time the dictatorship slowly evolves into a half-way form of democracy, allowing the people to vote to install cabinet members and defense secretaries and so on. Friedrich, a promising […]Read more "Slippery Words"
I recently posted something on my Facebook that led to some questions: “For what shall it profit a man, if he gain conservative supreme court nominees, and lose his own soul?” This led to people asking me to elaborate what I meant by that, so I jotted down a few thoughts. I haven’t had much […]Read more "12 Quick Thoughts on Voting in 2016"
Today we celebrated the life of Samson Charles Bidan. Here is the audio recording of my message I gave at the service. (To listen to the entire audio of the service, click here). To learn a little bit more about Samson, you can read my previous post about him and my response to the news of […]Read more "Hope in the Face of Tragedy"
Manuscript: What is God like? What comes to your mind when you think of Him? We Christians believe that God has revealed what He is like to us in His Word, the Bible. So when reading our Bibles, before we ask the question, “What is this telling me to do?” we should be asking, […]Read more "God’s Heart for Us (Ps. 103)"
I don’t rightly understand how to process the death of a friend. Death has always been like lightning to me; something powerful but always viewed from a distance. I’ve heard about lightning strike right next to people, but never seen it. Likewise, I’ve heard about people losing immediate family, spouses, or close friends, but […]Read more "Goodbye, Brother"
One night, a matter of a few hours, was all that separated Christ from the brutality of the Cross. The pain of His closest friends abandoning Him, the horror of the Father’s wrath towards sin. What did Jesus do to prepare Himself, to steel His courage for Good Friday? How did He emotionally and psychologically calm Himself […]Read more "When Unity Hurts the Church"