At a comparative religion’s conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity. Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone quickly said, “Well, actually, other faiths believe that God […]
I am one of those blessed people who grew up in a good home that was fairly normal and functional. There was love. My mother was a stay-at-home mom, and my dad worked long hours. We did not have a lot. There were times when we just had rice and salt for meal, but we […]
Where do we put our confidence? Recently USA Today published this bit of news. Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral leadership in the nation’s culture,” a new Gallup survey finds.
I wish I started when I was younger. I discovered the magic of cycling only when I turned 50ish. I wish I can bike daily but because of work schedule I can only bike once a week. It is something I look forward to every week — not just me but my bike buddies feel […]
I’ve been in the Christian church for many years and have heard many sermons about kingdom advancement (including those that I have given!) that are usually attached to an encouragement for church members to consider doing something big and radical. I do agree that there are people who are called to do things that are […]
I just heard of two friends who lost love ones recently. Bad news like these can send someone feeling confused or even numb. I can’t imagine what you are going through right now — trials, suffering, heartache, pain. But I can tell you that whatever it is, it’s not too big for God. His grace […]
When I first learned about the Bible, I thought it was written to give us rules. In short, I thought the Bible is a rulebook. Some people think that the word BIBLE means Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. But as I get to understand what the Bible is really about, it occurs to me that […]
My wife and I are going on a few days of vacation. But I won’t say where (smile). We both are looking forward to it because we will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. The last time we celebrated our wedding anniversary was during our 25th. We have been too busy with work and neglected taking […]
I miss my Mom. I cherish my memories of her. It was through her when I first understood what true love is. I remember growing up as a kid and giving my mom some heartaches. I remember those days when I come from school and pass by her bedroom and there she was on her […]
If I ask you to join me visit a local cemetery so we can raise the dead to life, you would surely think I am crazy. In fact, I am pretty sure you will not go with me because you and I know the dead stays dead.