The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. James … Continue reading Spiritual Formation: The Power and Privilege of Prayer
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97 Could this verse be said of you? Do you break out into praise over the mere thought of God’s Word? The Psalmist who penned these words had more than a simple appreciation for the law of God. It was all he … Continue reading Spiritual Formation: Loving God’s Word
If you were to ask a Christian “do you believe the gospel?” most of them would emphatically answer, “of course!” Yet, if you then asked them what the gospel is, odds are you will get a lot of ‘ums’ and blank stares. Continue reading Spiritual Formation: The Gospel
Can you imagine what it would have been like to witness the events that took place on Mount Carmel between Elijah and the prophets of Baal? Can you picture the false prophets dancing around, slashing themselves, pleading with their god to send fire down to burn up sacrifice? All the while, Elijah stands there mocking … Continue reading A Still, Small Voice
As an American Christian living in Thailand, Mangoes or Bananas? is one of the most helpful and insightful books I have read since moving overseas. Continue reading Book Summary: Mangoes or Bananas? by Hwa Yung
Introduction to Anselm Although Italian born, Anselm is most notably remembered for being the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109 (Wikipedia, “Anselm of Canterbury”). Anselm was a theologian and philosopher who was heavily influenced by Augustine in his theology and style, with most of his writings being in the form of dialogue (The Westminster … Continue reading Every Christian Should Read: Anselm’s “Proslogion”
I have hesitated for a long time about talking about this publicly, but last year I spoke to my biological father for the first time ever. It actually happened while I was reading my Bible. I heard my phone buzz and saw that I had a message from someone on Facebook. When I saw the … Continue reading The Father who saves fathers
As some of my readers may have noticed, I haven’t been posting everyday like I had been doing earlier in the year. I had every intention of writing for 365 days straight, but things just didn’t work out that way. Starting this blog wasn’t a New Year’s resolution of mine. It was born out of … Continue reading Love and War and Little Foxes
As much as movies and Hollywood would like you to think otherwise, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. Every couple has their own issues they deal with. In fact, I don’t know of a single married couple who hasn’t had a fight before. Unfortunately, many couples choose to forego the fights and … Continue reading How Can You Make Your Marriage Stronger?
I love to read about missiology and study church planting movements throughout the world. It is amazing to see how God is redeeming people from every nation, tribe, and tongue. He is doing it by His power, according to His will, for His glory and good of the nations. As someone who is living in … Continue reading 3 Needs in Church Planting
One of the things I encounter most often when talking with people is what many apologists would define as “subjective moral reasoning.” In simpler terms, it just means that they believe they determine what is morally right and wrong. From their perspective, they are perfectly capable of discerning truth and morality. However, if truth and … Continue reading Are Truth and Morality Subjective?
“You are not to make any of your children pass through the fire to Molech. Do not profane the name of your God; I am Yahweh.” Leviticus 18:21 There is an interesting command God gives to the Israelites in Leviticus chapter 18. It is sandwiched between other commands concerning prohibited sexual relations and forbidden pagan … Continue reading 21st Century Molech