America: Human Life Less Valuable than Animal Life

I’m against animal cruelty, don’t get me wrong. The physical and psychological abuse of animals is a breach of our stewardship over God’s creation. I don’t mean abuse like eating animals because God gave mankind permission to eat animals (Genesis 9:2-3). Neither do I mean animal testing for drugs and beauty products, for it is…

How Can We Have Peace in the Midst of Evil?

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and we peaceably gathered with our congregations to remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King of Israel, to celebrate His Kingship today, and worship Him as the Prince of Peace. Yet it wasn’t peaceful for every Christian yesterday. In Egypt, two churches were attacked by suicide bombers for doing what we…

Stop Expecting the Secular World to be Christlike

For the last several years, perhaps even decades and centuries, society has been increasingly ignoring and denying the reality of sin. In June 2015, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court ignored the sin of homosexuality and decided to legalise gay “marriage.” Also, instead of giving transgender people the psychological help they need, President Obama wrote…

When Worship Style Becomes an Idol

1 Corinthians 3:1-9, But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while…

New Year? Jesus Makes All Things New

Jesus makes all things new. That’s how the cliché goes. Yet perhaps this should speak to us more now than it has. All across multiple social media platforms I’m seeing people complain about how “horrible” the year 2016 was. My year was pretty great, yet it is easy to infer these people are claiming the…

Faith of A Mustard Seed

I started a new series called Trials of A Pastor. One of the trials of being a pastor I haven’t written about yet is facing perpetual singleness. Many think pastors would find someone right away since they’re mostly godly men—the type of godly men Christian women want, but they’re wrong. I cannot tell you how many…

Dark Times for Christians. Surprised?

I believe the following parable is indicative of the times we live in, and yet it also provides some encouragement and hope for God’s children. Don’t mistake me for saying the parable was prophetic of the modern times we live in; I’m not implying that at all. It does, however, illustrate quite well the times…