To see Saul standing atop that hill stirs in us feelings of compassion, and deep sadness. You just have to understand the man. His soldiers are fearful and wide-eyed. The scene is so captivating that the scribe of 1 Samuel 13 places his quivering quill down and picks up, not a thesaurus, but a geographical … Continue reading I Apologize for Being a Christian
WHAT I DID... The other day I saw a neighbor's child running across the street, chasing a ball. He was totally unaware of the vehicle speeding towards him. I had to act fast, there was no time to think. I chased after him and yanked him out of harm's way just as the pick-up truck … Continue reading Are You a Member of a “Real” Church?
Here are some great links to feed your mind and form your heart. THE SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SIN: "There’s one sin in particular that has pervaded our society and churches so silently we hardly give it a second thought, and that is the constant hunt for more over what is enough. Or, in an uglier terminology, … Continue reading Blog Break (25 Apr 13)
Music, like food, can be enjoyable. But that's not its primary purpose. The "entertainment" aspect is a secondary and incidental outcome, not to be pursued as an end in itself. This does not mean that the entertaining effect of music is unnecessary, just as the taste of food is not unnecessary. The problem lies in … Continue reading Music As Christian Entertainment?
I know this revelation may significantly reduce my street cred, but it's a risk I am willing to take. There was a time I used to enjoy (okay, I was addicted to) Soap Operas. I practically grew up on shows such as Lady of the Rose, No one But You, The Rich Also Cry, Wild … Continue reading A Christian Soap Opera
Here are some great reads that are bound to make your Thursday worthwhile: GET TO CHURCH EARLY. I think this article was written with me (Cornell) in mind. I've been getting to church and meetings quite late lately. This is not good. I need to change this. I am going to change this. Starting yesterday. … Continue reading Blog Break (18 Apr 13)
The popular local secular singer/actress, Size 8, finally "came out" and confessed that she has been a Christian for a while. For a long time, she had struggled with the apparent contradiction between her music and her faith, and she finally decided to make the switch. As she explains in a recent interview, “I have … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Mateke by Size 8 […And Some Tips for the Artist]