Church Diagnostics: Blind Faith (Letter 2 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 […]

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 […]

“Doubting Thomas”: My Hero (Devotional)

Reading: John 14. People don’t tend to like doubters very much. They breed uncertainty, skepticism, and might lead others astray. To be honest, I’m not sure why, because as long as we are searching for the truth, doubting is the only other alternative. Faith is a lack of doubt, but how do you reach faith without […]

Truth is a Person (Devotional)

[I apologize for not writing anything on the site in over a week. I’ve had many things on my mind to write about, but either I didn’t have the time or the internet wouldn’t be working at the time. Currently I am teaching an intensive 40 hour course on Church History in a NTM Training […]

Orthodoxy: Dry, Outdated Religiosity?

I recently (today!) finished a very good book by Alister McGrath named Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth. Being a great admirer of this writer’s ample knowledge and writing ability, I was eager to read this book, as it deals with heresy on not only a historical, but a theological and philosophical level. I […]

Homosexuality: Don’t Be “Politically Correct” (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 19. (Context: The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.) Chapter 19 is one of the most disturbing chapters in the entirety of Scripture, and human sin is the culprit. Let’s take a look at the basic story-line: Two angels in human form visit Lot, who has moved in to the opulent and famous […]

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 […]