This experience of Job was exactly what I experienced as well. When I called out to God, like Job, I wasn’t on a spiritual high, I was the opposite. Sores covered my body from head to toe. Doctors gave up on me and prescribed the highest immuno-suppressant to me, meaning that my life would be cut years shorter. I gave up on church. Rather, like Job, the church gave up on me because they had their own narrative of my life and faith. My Bible was ripped in two because I kicked it across the floor. I had every reason to give up on God. God had every reason to give up on me. But it was in this place where I uttered out, “I am the righteousness of Christ. You can do exceedingly more than I can ask or imagine.”
Everything changed from that day. … More Job x Jesus
Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist, worked in Wuhan; and when he saw the new coronavirus coming on, attempted to alert the public to the dread disease; but he was quickly silenced by the Wuhan thought police. Li Wenliang, December 30, on WeChat, confirmed that seven cases from the Huanan Seafood Market were coronavirus carriers. But the police demurred… for making comments on the Internet that were absurd. Li Wenliang, on January 12, was taken to the quarantine located in the Wuhan ICU.
An ECMO had been used to rescue him. In short, they tried. But it was all in vain. On February 6, he died.
That’s what the world knows about the hero Li Wenliang. Can I offer something less obvious but perhaps even more thought-provoking? … More A Poem on Dr. Li Wen Liang, the doctor that exposed the Corona Virus, and similarities to heroes during the Black Plague.
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.
When the Viet Nam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier.
The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.
About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands… … More The Story of a Son
RIP Kobe. Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said Sunday. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ Sports. I gasped when I first read … More What can we learn from Kobe Bryant’s untimely death? A Christian fan’s perspective.
The more you have, the more humble you should be. If you don’t feel this way, though you may be rich, you are likely truly poor. This tragedy is also like winning a trophy just to show you are better than others instead of realizing what is infinitely better – the journey to transcend yourself and understanding the deeper meaning of the game itself. … More Under Grace, the more you have, the more humble you should be.
People sin because they fear they don’t have enough. Who can blame them? Without the existence of a gracious God, the world is bleak and unfriendly. Dog eat dog. In a world like this, it’s hard to be like Jesus when it seems everyone else is getting ahead. You are not first called to be like Jesus, you are first called to sit at His feet, receive His love, grace and wisdom. … More Right believing produces right living. Empowering or untrue? Objections Part 2.
How did double missed flights end up with a serendipitous conversation about “Principles”, Financial markets, Oppenheimer, the idea of true knowledge, the limitations of human intelligence, the nature of a photon, wave-particle duality of light, quantum mechanics, retro-causation, how Penrose postulates the “shadow” of a multiverse, how actions can have effects BEFORE and after the time it happens on the quantum scale and the Bible? God can create what you really need from uncomfortable spaces in our lives. … More A missed flight, Serendipity, Quantum Mechanics and the Bible
A guy that you were supposed to marry cheats on you and leaves. A colleague at work that is purposefully trying to sabotage you at work. Parents that made you feel so unloved because of their own shortcomings. How do we forgive that? Ken lists out 3 spiritual truths to get us to the next level.
There is great hurt because these people stole something from you. They stole from you a big building block to build your life around or a promise of happiness. They stole your future happiness! … More Vlog: The power to forgiving the unforgivable #notcenteredaroundyou
Have you noticed how empty advice like “just believe in yourself” or “don’t ever let anyone tell you your doing it wrong” are? These questions are rooted in liberal postmodernism that is steeped in today’s culture. Yet, this spirit is nothing new, the Bible has preempted this a millennium ago. They repacked ideas that men should make themselves the final arbiter of truth and power. No, my friend, I argue that the great God-shaped hole in your heart can only be filled by the fullness of God’s grace, in Christ Jesus. … More Believing in Yourself vs the God-shaped Hole in your heart (Abeyance Series: Part 1)
My response to the London Bridge Terror Attack. Forget Katy Perry and Ariana Grande’s thoughts. I echo Mosab Hassan Yousef’s thoughts, “The truth is we are afraid, and we are trying not to provoke them more, but there has been a religious war whether you like it or not. The better way is to face it, to grow up and to face it with courage.” … More London Bridge Terror Attack days after Ariana Grande’s concert bomb attack – what they are not telling you.