Over the past few months since my last post, I’ve attended the memorial of a beloved professor’s recent passing, and the first year of my dad’s passing has come and gone. As a result, I’ve—once again—had to ask myself what really matters in this life. And, against the backdrop of a casket and eulogies, not… Read More What Really Matters In This Life?
I started a Ph.D. these past few weeks in Biblical Studies. I have worked hard to get to this point, following in step in God’s timing. But I also am not forgetting the support of family, friends, academic colleagues and mentors who have encouraged me. It truly does take a village. Preparing for this, as… Read More If you feel life is meaningless, read this.
I thought I had failed when I couldn’t shoot back a mic-drop rebuttal, or simply defend my own faith on the fly. If I couldn’t bring these people to the source of all life, then what else was I supposed to do as Christ’s disciple?… Read More You Don’t Need To Change Their Minds
How are you fighting?… Read More Into 2021: This Is No Ordinary Battle
What’s your automatic response?… Read More When You Face a Crisis, Do You Act On Faith or Fear?
This post is Part 2 to my last blog. I discussed the dangers of food poisoning within the church, which is what I called “doctrine poisoning”. No, I don’t mean that the kitchens are poisoned—I mean that sometimes Christians promote false doctrine. I don’t believe that most Christians promote false doctrine with ill intent, or… Read More Food Poisoning From Religion: False Doctrine (Part II)
I do a lot of scrolling through my feeds and through the news, and let me tell you, the diagnosis doesn’t look good. The world is in shambles. I think we can all say that we’re surrounded by suffering. Suffering because of disease, or suffering because of hatred. The air is thick with tension these… Read More Waiting On His Promise? Start Living His Character
Sometimes, as soft-hearted people, we’re caught up in conversations that we’re not really invested in. Usually, these are at some kind of function, where we’re meeting people for the first time, or catching up with extra-nosy acquaintances. Maybe you’re secretly glad to not have to socialize right now. Most people find conversation to be a… Read More You’re Not Being Nice, You’re Tolerating (Part 1)
When we need direction, we pray to seek God’s counsel. But sometimes, following being unable to discern His voice, we ask for a physical sign to get our answer. We like firm direction. We like clear paths. We want to make sure we’re being propelled toward the right goal. And yet, I’ve noticed that sometimes… Read More When You Ask For A Sign, Are You Watching Or Sleeping?
Who would’ve thought?… Read More Why The Sound of Music’s “I Have Confidence” Is Perfect Pandemic Music