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
I guess he hadn’t completely broken off ties with his family. For in this scene, we find Jesus still hanging out with his mum and even attending a wedding together. I wonder, was he a mama’s boy? John doesn’t tell us. But he does tell us that there was a wedding, and that the wedding … Continue reading The Winemaker
"If we refuse to move, physically, morally, or psychologically, short of perfection, we will not have what we can have." - Francis Schaeffer The highlight of my 2013 reading list (so far) has to be the book True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer. In this book, he talks about the various challenges that the Christian faces … Continue reading Give Me a Perfect Marriage or Give Me Death!
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)
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)
Here are three links to spruce up your weekend reading: In THE COMING ELECTIONS, Pastor Murungi of Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi, appeals to Kenyan Christians (and Kenyans in general) to acknowledge the sovereignty of God in government, to assume responsibility for that government and to vote wisely. "Our great hope must not be in a … Continue reading Blog Break (15 Feb 13)
Here are three links to some enlightening and encouraging reads to start off your week: AUGUSTINE: ON EVIL is a summary of Augustine's ontological description/explanation of evil. For those who often have to deal with the question of why an all-good and all-powerful God would allow (not create) evil, it is my hope that this … Continue reading Blog Break (28 Jan 13)