Category: Morality, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
A poem for a season of silence in suffering.
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Polity, Psychology, Theology
Learn to contextualize the Gospel for anyone God puts in your life.
Category: Family, Morality, Philosophy, Poetry, Politics, Suffering
The toll of communism
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Poetry, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
Observations within Christian subculture in South Orange County. What does Jesus and SOC have in common?
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation
Engage the contemporary culture with Christian apologetics and aesthetics!
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Nature, Psychology, Suffering
From the beginning of time, gold has held an almost magical hold on people. Since the time of the Pharaohs, this yellow metal was used as a form of currency, as well as to adorn the capstones on the pyramids of Giza. In grade school we learned about the Egyptian royal burial of King Tut…
Category: Cinema, Philosophy, Theology
The logical conclusion to the philosophy behind the Star Wars saga hit me like a ton of bricks when our family finally got to watch Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. (From the perspective of a cinematic experience, I thought the movie to be quite entertaining. That is, I thoroughly enjoyed it!…
Category: Devotionals, JESUS, Morality, Psychology, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
We were bought at a high price (1 Cor 6:20; 7:23). And now as Christ followers, we do not belong to ourselves (1 Cor 6:19). Rather, we deny ourselves (Mt 16:24) and we die to ourselves (Jn 3:3-6), making no provision for the flesh (Rom 13:14). We have no rights over ourselves as if we…
Category: Family, Literature, Morality, Psychology, Suffering
I read this paragraph in Steinbeck’s East of Eden and it wrecked me, in a good way. This pericope reminds me of how children innately see their parents as immortal beings impervious to corruption, as well as to the constellation of cracks that take place in their porcelain little minds when they realize that their…
Category: Beauty, Nature
One magical morning, it began to snow outside. Matter of fact, so much snow had accumulated outside my front door that I couldn’t leave my home. But strangely enough, it hadn’t snowed anywhere else in town. So reluctantly I remained indoors. But what happened next absolutely amazed me: as I turned on the lights to…
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