Church Diagnostics: Compromise (Letter 3 of 7)

In case you missed it, here is the introduction to this series, as we look into the seven letters written to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. My attempt is to harmonize the letters with Church History as well as to use it as a sort of diagnosis on today’s churches, looking at the possible pitfalls […]

Baptism Saves You!

Scripture is so full of beauty, wonder, teaching, truth, and application; yet it also has it’s fair share of “hard passages”. 1 Peter 3:18-22 is one of them and so I want to delve into the passage in order to answer the strange proposition Peter seems to teach – “Baptism…now saves you”. We will also […]

Heaven: Our Great Dichotomy

Heaven is our soul’s greatest longing and its’ single worst fear. Our utmost longing for we can sometimes glimpse its’ shadow in the deep notes of a cello, in the glorious colors of a sunset by the sea, and in the eagle’s graceful flight, as it soars into the wind. Yet heaven is also our […]

More Friend Than Any Friend

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas A curious idea started forming in my mind as I read Song of Solomon 5:16 – “His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” Here the woman […]

New Sermon: Ezra 9-10 – The Terrible Weight of Sin

I preached the following sermon this past Sunday at North Lynnwood Bible Chapel in Lynnwood, WA. They were doing a series on Ezra, and this finalized it. Earlier I preached on Ezra 3-4 in this series. If any more of my sermons get recorded while I am in the US, I will upload them, also […]

The Pursuit of Truth

I have seen men old and young, men of old and men of now–slaves to doubt, chained by reason. Is life a sick experiment–has nature formed us to deceive and break us? Or are we breaking ourselves with our own thoughts and passions? Is our hope of life, a fulfilled life, simply a vanishing hope […]

Thoughts on Postmodernism

I was shocked at what I heard from the back row. I was sitting in an English and Psychology class at a Community College and when my classmate began to speak I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. You learn about Postmodernism from books, you have an idea of what people could in fact think, […]

The Price of Freedom

You’ve seen the bumper-stickers and the parades against war. We want freedom, but we want it for free. Yet can freedom ever be free? (The fact that Che is a hero of “Freedom” is more than ironic. I will save his story for another post, and will do my best to uncover the true Che. […]