There are certain words in Christianity that make us cringe. Words and phrases like “sacrifice” or “love your enemies” are things that we don’t really like to talk about. The word “forgiveness” is also one of these words. But just because we don’t like to talk about them doesn’t mean they are not important. Usually […]Read More Why Forgive?
Suffering is a word that we would like to avoid at all costs. No one likes to suffer, because it’s uncomfortable. We would all like to live quiet, peaceful lives for the rest of our existence, and never have to worry about anything. Unfortunately life is not like that. If you are breathing you will […]Read More The Blessing of Suffering
Pharisees. Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders. The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control. As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad. But pharisaical religion is the […]Read More The Problem With Pharisees
Faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the entire Bible. If you ask ten different people you might get ten different answers. But Hebrews 11:1 tells us exactly what faith is. It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The word “substance” in the Greek refers to […]Read More Where Is Your Faith?
With every presidential election there is a renewed sense of hope. When we vote we hope that whoever gets elected will represent our interests, and provide a better hope for our future. Yet, it seems that we are always disappointed. No matter who is elected in any election, we never seem to be able to […]Read More The Hope For America
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pillar of the Christian faith. If one could disprove the resurrection, they could find the ultimate flaw of Christianity. In 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul himself said that if there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. This is why there is a movement in […]Read More The Importance of the Resurrection
Jesus. Just the mention of his name causes controversy. Athletes and famous people will thank God, but very few will actually mention his name. Many, including Muslims and Buddhists, will say that Jesus was a good man, but nothing more than that. Pull 10 people aside and ask them who Jesus is and you just […]Read More Why Choose Jesus?
One of my favourite persons in the Bible is Peter. I think it is because he is so relatable. He wasn’t this mighty prophet or brilliant theologian but he was a hard-working fisherman that Jesus called. He was a lot like you and I, nothing special but called. For this reason I believe we can […]Read More Finding Grace in the Midst of Disgrace