Sometimes the wind will pull up its sleeves To labor with bees Match-making Taking Pieces of pollen through foreign Territories To help flowers kiss. And this...maybe an unusual courtship. A perfectly simple, satisfying kind of bliss. Because this intimacy? Has nothing to do with artificial boundaries; Political Protocol; Or diplomacy. No, This… This is divinely … Continue reading Sometimes, WIND
You've probably come across those passages in the Bible where God changes His mind after a prophet intercedes for the Israelites. Maybe you've even been part of discussions about how to reconcile such passages with those other passages that explicitly say God does not repent, or change His mind. Two common solutions have been proposed. … Continue reading How To Change God’s Mind
'[Jesus] called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.' (John 21:5) Christ the cook. Hardly would one throw this descriptor into a bag full of the popular titles of Jesus: Son of God, Messiah, Healer, Teacher, Redeemer, Savior. We can revere Healers, we do admire Teachers, we long for a Redeemer … Continue reading For the Discouraged Fisherman
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." [Psalm 19:1] God always glorifies Himself. His glory is not limited to our deliberate and conscious acts of glorifying Him. Even when we do not do anything for His glory, God is still glorified. There's nothing we can do to … Continue reading Never Criticize What God is Blessing?
Three reads to enrich your week. The first one is lengthy but timely. The second is brief and to the point. And the third one is, well, just read and find out: THE IDOL OF 'OPEN' OPTIONS: "We worship the god of open options. And he is killing us. He kills our relationships, because he … Continue reading Blog Break (25 Feb 13)
When we look at other African countries plagued by wars similar to those in Kenya (such as tribal conflicts), those who have attained peace (albeit an imperfect peace) had to pay a great price for that peace. Come to think of it, the fight for peace is really a fight for freedom, and it is only … Continue reading The Violence of Peace
Here are three interesting reads to wrap up your week: In WHY THE AFTERLIFE BORES US, Russell Moore exhorts us to be a little more hopeful and enthusiastic about how life in heaven is going to be like. "We talk about all the questions we’ll ask about why this or that happened. We never think … Continue reading Blog Break (22 Feb 13)