Do you love your job? Are you doing what you love? Are you pursuing your passion? If you have answered "yes" to all the three questions, then good for you. You are one of the lucky ones. The harsh reality of life is that we don't always get what we want, and we don't always … Continue reading Do You Love Your Job?
“You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (James 2:19 ESV) The difference between demons and the children of God is not in their "beliefs", but in their "lives". God demands PERFECT obedience. So does this mean that we are to always do right and never fail or fall … Continue reading When Obedience is Disobedience: A Gospel Primer
I have always wanted to write a book about being wrong. Not about the “idea” of being wrong, but a biographical account of the many times I have "done" wrong. Because there are so many times I have found myself doing things that are morally deplorable. Things I am embarrassed to admit, and I guess … Continue reading I Don’t Sin, I Make Mistakes
[By Julie Wang'ombe] Imagine its exam day at a university. Anyone who’s ever been a student, as I currently am, knows that in any class, there’s a ‘colorful’ range of students. The serious; the cavalier; the ‘brilliant without much effort” the “must work twice as hard to do half as well as the average person” … Continue reading When ‘good’ professors fail ‘good’ students and how it relates to Christianity.
Last night NTV aired a useful investigative piece exposing all the falsehood that masquerades as religion in this country. The piece exposed “prophets”; “apostles” etc who are ripping of congregations, manipulating the Scriptures to suit their own needs and preaching godliness as a means of gain [1 Timothy 6:5] (financial; spiritual or otherwise). The truth … Continue reading Religion is not the opium of the masses; we’re just high on ourselves.
Luke 6: 40-42 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? How can you say to your brother: ‘Brother, let me … Continue reading Your log, my speck… Wait, that’s not it.
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
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)
"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!
I am not a very good guy. Actually, I can't even say that I am good at all. No, don't judge me by what my friends say about me. I live with me, I am in my presence 24-7. I know my heart, and I know the evil that resides there here. It is hard … Continue reading Stuck With the Gospel
Hi friends. I hope you had a blessed Easter. If you don't know what's so good about Easter Friday, check this out. And if you're not so sure how the resurrection fits into your own salvation, this might help. Meanwhile, kick-start your week and month with these heart-searching reads: In WHAT SHAMES US, Tim Challies … Continue reading Blog Break (01 Apr 13)
I think the bus is turning out to be one of my favorite classrooms in life. It happened again today, as I commuted to church this morning. We were running late and there was some traffic build up near Westlands. So, the driver decided to take a detour and pass through some back-roads to avoid … Continue reading The Church Bus
I doubt that you missed the story. It was all over international news about 2 months ago. A young woman was traveling back home from the cinema when she was attacked by five men on a bus. The five men beat up her male companion and proceeded to brutally rape the woman, leaving her for … Continue reading I Blame God For My Sins
I don't recall ever hearing a sermon or reading a commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 in which the speaker or writer did not pause to speculate on what Paul's thorn could have been. Somehow, the nature of this thorn seems important to us than it was to Paul, who chose not to reveal it. It … Continue reading The Point of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”
As followers of Christ, we don’t always need to travel across borders to find souls in need of a Savior. More often than not, we don’t even need to step out of our houses to find a soul in need of our witness. And though this could come as a shocker, we don’t even need … Continue reading The Salvation of a Hypocrite
[Originally written in 2008] God doesn’t send people to hell, they volunteer. The names in the lamb's Book of Life are written in God's handwriting. The names on hell's members list are written by the sinners' own handwriting. As human beings, our self-preserving gene is famous for magnifying the accusing finger. We are known through-out … Continue reading Volunteers in Hell
I was a loser, drifting through this cursed planet, aimlessly weaving through broken promises. I was a proud star, scaling the heights of shattered commandments, tip-toeing across sharp pieces of broken trust. I was a loose cannon, a loud cymbal, a lost cause. Love was not a word in my life-tionary, even though it dominated … Continue reading Beautiful Mud