What would it be like to not believe in an afterlife? To Believe that when you die that is it? Not to believe that there is a resurrection of the soul to something greater (or worse)?
A Christian enters a place of worship. What does he see? Not teaching, not singing, but a country club full of those who have found opportunity to satisfy their desires for recreation.
It feels good to point the finger doesn’t it? To look at other human beings and their ill circumstances and think they must be bad people to have suffered some bad fate while we beat our chest in comparison thinking we are so good.
There are signs we can observe of God all around us — in the wonders of nature, in the love of people, in healings through prayer, in the workings of divine providence, and more.
This is an honest rendition of my personal struggle from hours of study trying to genuinely understand Paul's instruction on head covering. It is dire that every Christian diligently devote attention and study to these passages to do their best in obeying God. To be a Corinthian, To know the initial question, To understand the … Continue reading Poem: The Head Covering Question
It takes patience and persistence to get out of debt. It also takes patience and persistence to stay out of debt. Tremendous willpower must be exhibited in both cases, but only one will provide a sense of freedom. Would you rather get yourself into a hole where this willpower is forced for survival or start … Continue reading Avoid the Hole of Debt
In high school, so much revolves around the people you associate with. You are either labeled cool or a nerd by the names of the people you can call your friends.
When reading your bible, be aware that they lived in a culture of patronage; a system where a patron would use their abilities, influence, or position to obtain something for someone that they couldn't obtain for themselves in exchange for the obligation to be of service when called upon; where the gift of the patron … Continue reading A Culture of Patronage
By maturely choosing to flourish apart from the crowd, you can maximize your youthfulness and give optimism to a society that has lost its confidence in the young.
We as Americans place high value on academics and competitive activities. While I find it wonderful that these things can be advantageous to encourage learning and build character, there is a problem when we use these American values as most important to identify what success in life is.