Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
True happiness is biblical, moral, pleasurable, historical, and necessary for Christian character.
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Music, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
Mystery of Tears is about redemption and restoration. More specifically, it’s about the sufferings (“spasms”) of Jesus that “broke the curse” for our benefit (i.e., “substitutionary atonement”).
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Polity, Psychology, Theology
Learn to contextualize the Gospel for anyone God puts in your life.
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…
What we believe about God affects how we practically live our lives and even how we worship Him. Sadly, too many Christians naively think that they don’t need theology or to be better informed about who God really is. They think, more or less, that all that is needed in the Christian life is to…
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Literature, Nature, Theology
I want to share with you my journey as I traverse through the literary waters of writing a short story of Christian fiction for children in order to attain representation. Below is my book proposal, including cover letter, marketing analysis, chapter summary outline, and sample chapter, just as it will be read by literary agents…
Category: Devotionals, Morality, Psychology, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
Sin is a form of self-harm, some might even say, self-hatred. For example, when a man is not a good husband, and, say, repeatedly commits adultery, he not only hurts his wife and children, but also his own wellbeing. Put differently, by fulfilling his role as a faithful husband, who models his loving actions to…
Category: Philosophy, Psychology, Theology
It is widely acknowledged that some of the early church fathers, such as Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Jerome, and even Augustine, were partially influenced by Greek philosophy, particularly Plato’s metaphysical philosophy of splitting reality into two realms: an upper level of atemporal, immaterial ideals, and a lower level of temporal, physical matter. The…
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