Ellen White writes, “The Sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary….* SoContinue reading “How the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of Adventism Relate to the Cross”
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Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas
Honestly, I could end this post in a few lines. Fire in Oakland. Chapecoense football team. Genocide in Syria. Bombings in Germany. Explosions in Mexico. Attacks in Pakistan. Post-election America. Add to this your own personal pains – the passing of loved ones, loss of opportunities, stresses of life – and they still wonder whyContinue reading “Why I Can’t Celebrate Christmas”
Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid
Christmas is painful sometimes. A significant part of the problem is being unable to identify what “home” really is. Home is where the heart is, people say. But what if my heart is in many different places? Does that mean I have multiple homes? If so, then is there a place out of all theseContinue reading “Christmas Confessions of a Third-Culture-Kid”
Why Bible Reading is Difficult and What you Can Do About It.
“ It’s too boring…” “It’s too hard…” “It’s not relevant…” “I don’t get it…” “It’s too old…” And they go on. I’ve heard them, you’ve heard them. Let’s face it: Reading the Bible can sometimes be a slow death experience. Maybe it hasn’t for you. But it surely has been for me. Pastors, teachers, andContinue reading “Why Bible Reading is Difficult and What you Can Do About It.”
The Really, Great, Fantastic, News about… Guilt!
Guilt sucks. Nobody likes to feel guilty. Maybe you’re still holding on to guilt from something you’ve done in the past. Maybe you are expecting someone to feel guilty for something they did. Maybe you’re sick and tired feeling it every.single.time you choose to do “it.” No matter who you are, and what you’ve done,Continue reading “The Really, Great, Fantastic, News about… Guilt!”
How to Abuse Your Relationship With God.
I have to admit. Sometimes I think God is in an abusive relationship with me. I get it. “Abuse” is a word loaded with paper trails, court appeals, and restraining orders. It does have baggage. But when taken at face value, to abuse simply means to misuse, or use improperly. In that vein of thought,Continue reading “How to Abuse Your Relationship With God.”
The Gospel According to Sriracha
There are two kinds of people in this world. People who have tried Sriracha. And people who have not. If you are here, chances are that either you know what Sriracha is, have tried it, or wondering where this gospel is found in the Bible ( check in the appendix…… just kidding) For those fallingContinue reading “The Gospel According to Sriracha”
Why Christians Should Not Focus On Being Like Jesus.
I’ve always wondered what the phrase “be like Jesus” meant. Does it mean to copy His appearance? If so, does that mean I had to grow a beard, sow my own clothes, and chuck my shoes for some sandals? Does it mean to imitate His personality? Then does that mean I have to swap myContinue reading “Why Christians Should Not Focus On Being Like Jesus.”
Three Things Ministry Leaders Can Learn From the Pope.
Is there anything worth learning from those who don’t share your beliefs? If your answer is no, then read no longer. You will not like this post. But if you are like me, you’ll probably be open enough to observe and evaluate what others are saying yet not too open that your brains fall off.Continue reading “Three Things Ministry Leaders Can Learn From the Pope.”
Why I Stopped Doing My Devotions.
I am tired of doing my devotions. I used to be so good at it too. Getting up every morning, opening up my devotional book, reading a chapter, praying to God, Amen-ing. I got it down. I would do it in record time. Psh, you couldn’t beat me even if you tried. But I’m notContinue reading “Why I Stopped Doing My Devotions.”