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A wise teacher of mine once wrote, “We all long for mountains – to be in the presence of God and experience His splendor. I have lived on the mountain for a long time. Now it is time for me to descend into the valley where I can meet God in a new way.” These … Continue reading →
The Assemblies of God (AoG), the biggest Pentecostal denomination in the US, has famously argued that it is impossible for Christians to be possessed; no one who has received the Holy Spirit, they say, can be overtaken by demonic forces. This differs from the view shared by many neo-Pentecostals, charismatics, Catholics as well as many Pentecostals … Continue reading →
In Vlog #4 I: Visited some of my friends in a sister church community in Tondo. They call Theo sa Kanto (God On The Street Corner). We hang out in the back of a jeepy and talked about filipino culture and loving Tondo, Manila.
In no way do I want to create a one-for-one correlation between St. Paul and Kelly Gissendaner. Paul’s violence was religiously motivated (always evil in light of Christ) and Kelly’s was motivated by other things. But, the fact is that they do have one…
There are times when I despair at the possibility of human communication. In the last few weeks, this despair has often been triggered by opening up my computer each morning and discovering a fresh stream of vitriol and righteous indignation associated with a piece I recently wrote about Christian discourse around the Syrian refugee crisis […]
Where have all the protests gone? A visit to Washington, DC, illustrates the change from the protest May 9, 1970, to the current “war is not the answer” signs in front of the White House.
Police Officer: My theology totally lines up with your theology, except in one area: namely, your pacifism. I am a police officer, and it frankly seems obvious to me that there are times when it is proper, if not godly, … read more
The labels of “conservative” and “liberal” Christianity are becoming less and less useful. For that matter, the labels of “conservative” and “liberal” politics aren’t really even that useful. To demonstrate, in my seminary and the church I was attending at the time, I was definitely a “conservative”; in many of…
Like many of my blog posts, this one is squarely aimed at myself and deals with what I personally struggling with currently. I generally hesitate to share about my distinctive appearance based on my interpretation of Scripture since many of you cannot relate. However, all Christians seek to live a distinctive life through their actions, so even though you may not connect specifically, perhaps my struggle can still encourage you.
The much-anticipated start of Season 9 of the Doctor Who reboot did not disappoint me with the first episode…and it had me completely baffled and concerned about how the Doctor would resolve his current dilemma. And the image at the … Continue reading →