Here is another recent church bulletin entry that I wrote, it was written prior the Corona spread, but certainly is highly relevant to our overall situation: “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matt. 5:13) Recently, I watched the Christian documentary Burma Free Rangers that tells the story of a missionary family that serves those … Continue reading Be the Salt of Your Square
As a church layman I’ve spent the last couple of years intellectually engaging with my faith through Christian scholarship, some of which I’ve found fantastic and some of which I can barely label Christian. Why the hesitation to accept the Christian identity of some scholars? To be a Christian scholar, should imply that one indeed … Continue reading On Christian Scholarship: Do Not Assume the Sheep Will Follow
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard it. You assert that you believe that the Bible teaches a certain doctrine, typically while taking a stance for the historically orthodox position, and the person you are speaking with gives you a scornful look and says, “Well, that’s just your … Continue reading “That’s Just Your Interpretation” On Trial
They sat outside the coffee shop together in a moment of silence, bright street lights lined their outdoor seating area, this was their spot, this is where he’d made that decision three years ago, this is where he was now questioning it. There was a good looking couple nearby, talking sweet things to each other, … Continue reading A Short Story: Can you say it?
Have you ever heard someone playfully mock prayers that use technical terminology and complex language? Well, I sure have, and mostly from people I greatly respect. I do not believe that their intention is to discourage people like myself, actually I am quite certain that is not their intent, but I will say that in … Continue reading On Praying with Depth