We have all passed through that stage. We didn't understand why our parents wouldn't let us sleep over at a friend's house, or why we had to brush our teeth, or eat our vegetables and make our beds. All our confused and pained "whys" were quickly silenced by mum's firm "Because I said so". Of course, … Continue reading Revised and Updated: Should Women Be Pastors?
I am currently reading one of those books that people read in secret. You know, those books that would make us look bad and weak and inadequate if people saw them on our shelves? The title of the book does little to help my ego: How to Win Friends and Influence People. You are probably already drawing inferences about … Continue reading In Defense of Self Esteem and Other Self-Help Needs
Here are some great links that I believe will be worth your while: WE ARE HYPOCRITES, Amy Henry: "According to a new Barna study, 51 percent of Christians have attitudes and actions more like those of the hypocritical, self-righteous Pharisees than of Jesus." IS BAD DOCTRINE A SIN? Michael Patton: "I suppose that I want … Continue reading Blog Break (08 May 13)
I used to be a poet. Once. A few years back. You've probably read some of the poems I wrote back then. Like this series on Valentine's Day, written in 2009 or this one on the Word of God, written in 2010. I guess I am not being too conceited when I say that I … Continue reading The State of the Art
You've probably heard or read this quote before, "The problem with half-truths is if you have the wrong half." Well, the truth is that there is no such thing as a half truth. It doesn't really matter which half you have, they are both falsehoods. I am not the first person to point this out. … Continue reading The Problem with Half Truths in Preaching
Perhaps you have used the word before, and quite often for that matter. "That's not even biblical", "Give me a biblical basis for your argument", "Is the word biblical in the Bible?" I can't help but wonder, what do Christians mean when they use that word, biblical? I know the form of the word itself … Continue reading Is That Biblical? What Does “Biblical” Even Mean?