Politics: The New York Times does an examination of the Bible Study leader for US president Donald Trump’s cabinet. Theology: George Sinclair explains that God does not love unconditionally. More Theology: This month’s Credo magazine deals with the issue of universalism (will all be saved?). Shameless plug: The Church-planting ministry of my local church will have … Continue reading Online Reading (December 3, 2019)
Iran: Pray for Iran as they go through some of the worst political violence in 40 years. Theology: J.D. Greear reflects on how God saves us for His glory. Blogging: Tim Challies meditates on the continued value of Christian blogging. Maybe I should write real blogs. Christian Practice: GetReligion draws attention to the way Religious … Continue reading Online Reading (Dec. 2, 2019)
Law: The American Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) shows application beyond helping Hobby Lobby avoid contraceptive mandates. Technology and Farming: An old WWII bunker in London enters a phase of life as an underground vegetable farm. Technology and Frustration: Seems Elon Musk’s reveal of the new Tesla truck didn’t quite go as planned. Christian Leadership: … Continue reading Online Reading (November 28, 2019)
Divorce and Remariage: Tom Screiner opines on the Bible’s views on divorce and remarriage. (I’m not sure what I think).Biblical Authenticity: An article on how predictive prophecy can demonstrate Biblical authority.Cost Savings: A new baby clothes library has opened up in my city.Hong Kong: The massive disconnect between the people of Hong Kong and their … Continue reading Online Reading (November 26, 2019)
Faith in God is a justifying thing, and faith is not your feelings.
One of the problems I've tended to have with materialism is how it seems to place into my own (subjective) mind (actually brain... and hence render them largely delusional as it relate to the universe itself). This isn't only the case with my religious ideas, but also the ideas I have of good and evil, and … Continue reading Is it really beautiful?
This week marks one year since I first arrived in Korea and began to preach at the English Worship Service at Sangdang Presbyterian Church. I have to say that pastoral ministry is greatly different than I had imagined it to be, though I'm betting much of that has to do with the different kind of … Continue reading Reflections on my First Year of Pastoral Ministry