One of the biggest critiques I’ve heard about Christians is that they don’t like the church. Why? Because the Christians they’ve met are closed-minded, judgemental, and non-inclusive. And you know what? It’s true. It’s not even a comment made by only non-Christians. It’s an observation made by other Christians (and other church-goers), who have left… Read More When Christians Aren’t Very “Christian”
Many of us Christians have heard the words “read your Bible”. Without knowing the Bible, we are more likely to allow ourselves to follow unbiblical teachings because we will lack discernment necessary to distinguish truth from lie. And if that’s not enough, we won’t be able to respond to criticism against our faith on a daily… Read More When Reading Your Bible Is Hard
Since its release in 1994, most of us have seen the Disney Hamlet adaptation, and cinematic masterpiece otherwise known as The Lion King. Disney has shaped me, like many others, throughout my childhood. But there is undisputedly only one scene which broke my heart first, before all others. I think most of us know which… Read More 6 Things That I Learned From The Lion King
While in the car with my family this summer, the song One Call Away by Charlie Puth started playing on the radio. I didn’t think much of it, other than that I liked the song, I liked the singer (high five to those who remember Charlie singing covers on Youtube) and I liked the love… Read More “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth Shows God’s Love, Too
In a society where people are at war with each other across continents as well as across the street, I’m used to finding myself stay silent in debate. This can be a good thing. People can’t tell you that you’re wrong if you don’t say anything. Bringing up your opinions can evoke some hostile (or… Read More Is Staying Silent Christ-Like?
The Christian community is great. It’s with other Christians that I’m in one of those very few places where I can openly praise Jesus with other people without feeling judged, have active prayer, and recharge for the week ahead. But what I feel like isn’t talked about enough is denominational prejudice. Let me give you… Read More Denominational Prejudice Is Hurting Our Relationships
People in general long for companionship and love. Companies capitalize on this with their advertisements – buy these clothes to be liked, buy this perfume/cologne to grab someone’s attention, eat this food and you’ll be admired. On a deeper level, we’re conditioned to believe that unless we follow the party line, we won’t be loved… Read More You don’t need to be liked.
At the end of May, I was running a weekend-long Young Adults Retreat in the pines for Christians 18-30 years old. Between icebreakers and eating s’mores around a campfire, the lot of us attended workshops of our choice. One of the workshops I had arranged was about Mental Health and how to function, and this… Read More You don’t have to function at 100%: Let’s Look At Jesus
Now that classes have finished, papers are graded, and I have a little more time on my hands, I decided to get out of my study chair. My muscles have become as stiff as a plank of wood. So since I get winded when I run up an extra long flight of stairs, my joints crack […]
Birds sing their hearts out, rain pours from the sky, students buckle and groan under their textbook-laden backpacks, embarking on their last stretch of final exams. Spring has arrived. And with spring, has come Lent. For those who don’t partake of Lent, don’t know what it is, or don’t understand it: Lent is the six-week […]