Marriage, when based on God’s Word, serves so many wonderful functions. It is is the foundation of the familial unit, which is the foundation of our society. It is also a reflection of Christ’s relationship with His bride, the church. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife […]Read More It’s Not Okay, But I Forgive You
Galatians 3:27, For as any of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ. Nowhere in Paul’s writings on Baptism is it ever suggested that he’s using metaphorical or symbolic language, as the evangelicals erroneously claim, belittling the work of Christ. Not even the Greek suggests this. Nay, in Baptism we are clothed with […]Read More Putting on Christ
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Author: Michel De Montaigne I was encouraged some years back to read a piece by Michel De Montaigne called “Of Cannibals.” I was under the impression that is was something like “A Modest Proposal,” which is possibly my favorite piece of satire. While […]Read More Eating Our Own: “Of Cannibals”
A paper I wrote during my Undergrad studies, reformatted as a speech I gave at the same University. Author: Henry James Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Review The story of The Beast in the Jungle is to many a great unrealized romance. Throughout the tale, there are underlying sexual tensions, unrequited love, and overwhelming heartbreak, the loss […]Read More Living the Wasted Life: “The Beast in the Jungle”
Psalm 113:5-6, Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? There is nothing above God, so He cannot look up. He only looks beneath Him to us miserable creatures and within Him to His perfect Holy Trinity. Neither does He look beside […]Read More Who Is Like God?
Lately, it seems as if there’s a Cold War between liberals and conservatives. On the one hand, liberals claim the earth’s global climate is changing so drastically that if we don’t do something about it, it’s going to wipe out all life on earth and mankind is to blame because how we treat the earth […]Read More What Should Christians Think on Climate Change?
Check out my newest article with Geeks Under Grace! What do we make of Abigail’s loyalty and her husband Nabal’s disloyalty to David in 1 Samuel 25? They are two unseemly characters in God’s narrative of the coming Messiah. Abigail seems an insignificant character at first, but there’s a lot more depth to her example. […]Read More The Typology of Abigail’s Faith
This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. This is the second section of my paper. In part one, I discussed the three […]Read More The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part II. Fear and Love
Nehemiah 8:8-10, They read from the book, from the law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD […]Read More Joy of the Lord
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 […]Read More Stop Expecting the Secular World to be Christlike