"Did God really say?" is a famous question -- it is the first question asked in the Bible. It is also an infamous question -- it was asked by the Serpent, who represents the deceiver in the Bible. Satan, if you like. With this seemingly well meaning question, the devil threaded the needle that would … Continue reading Learning to ask “Did God really say?” again.
Sometimes I find myself feeling embarrassed to speak in public because I have a Christian accent. It is second nature for me to say "thank-God" when I am feeling grateful and "God-willing" when I am strongly aware of how weak my best efforts are in the face of fate. That's just where I come from. … Continue reading Why I speak with a Christian accent
It is Wednesday evening, at around 6:30 pm, and I am sitting on a small mat, my legs crossed into a tight knot. The large doors, the high ceiling and the artwork on the walls evoke a sacred, reverent feeling in me. I am caressing a set of beads between my fingers as I chant … Continue reading Searching for Jesus, finding Krishna
When I first came across a YouTube clip circulating on social media that Benny Hinn had renounced the prosperity gospel and that he will no longer "ask people for money", I was reluctant to celebrate. First, being the skeptic that I am, I thought the clip was had been edited to fit a certain narrative, … Continue reading Celebrating the Bigger Picture in Benny Hinn’s Shift on Prosperity Gospel
"I am sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy. And I am correcting my own theology, and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don't see the Bible in the same eyes I saw the Bible 20 years ago. Steve Strang from Charisma, whom we … Continue reading FULL TRANSCRIPT: Benny Hinn Rejects the Prosperity Gospel
I enjoyed reading (or rather, listening to Lecrae read) this book. It is a deeply personal account of the rapper's journey to faith and his journey through faith. It is an autobiography of sorts, mostly focusing on how Lecrae came to faith and why he does "ministry" the way he does. The book finally (hopefully) … Continue reading Book Review: Unashamed by Lecrae
I regularly listen to Pete Enns and Jared Byas' podcast The Bible for Normal People. The two hosts have carved out a helpful niche focusing on why Christians need to put off their overly mystical lenses when approaching the Bible. They acknowledge the difficulties that many Christians encounter when reading they Bible, and they do their best … Continue reading Book Review: How the Bible Actually Works