The presence of Robin indicates that the real hero Batman is nearby. Hope when there is no reason to hope indicates the redemptive Holy Spirit is near. Because suffering tends to bruise and embitter the soul; and the world has a natural inclination leaning towards being a cesspool of it; WHEN you see that it DOES build character – thats NOT normal – that’s a work of God right there! … More A New Way at Looking at Christian Hope (Romans 5)
Pursuing music became a bittersweet memory. Collaborating with other Christian strangers was uncomfortable… I couldn’t trust. Going outdoors was a dreaded idea. Seeing my own reflection in a mirror or picture reminded me of how far I had fallen. Here’s my response today. I’ll do music, with video, with new Christian brothers around the world. I’ll just do all the things I was afraid of doing. Why not? There’s Jesus. Perfect love drives out all fear. Thank you Jesus. Happy birthday. … More What Christian Apologists do when bored (featuring David Wood)
As a Jewish Proverb said, “When a father gives to a son, both laugh; but when a son gives to a father, both cry (tears of joy)” This is a joyous moment that the world cannot take away. God will give you all you need to equip you for all good work. … More Sky-Light3r (to all great Dads out there)
Too often, we concentrate so much on the 10 commandments and how we shall live. God says that today, all these Laws are fulfilled in Jesus. Because of this, we hold Jesus in our hearts, and God’s promises take effect to bring us into abundant life. What does abundant life look like? Read on! Happy thanksgiving! … More Happy Thanksgiving – 14 things God will do for you.
It was only about 7 years ago that dignity was totally stripped from me. Fingers were cracked and inflamed such that I could no longer hold an instrument anymore.But I didn’t want Him to repair my life, that is too trivial for GRACE. The God of the Bible is a God of New Things. See the new thing in the wasteland? The newness of life? The new creation? New intoxicating wine? New wine skins? NEW. 新. חָדָשׁ. νέος … More Don’t be afraid to do the beautiful New, as New Things do.
Dear friends, thank you for supporting my project, I have a long way to go in this journey and any help is much appreciated. if you can, please do follow my blog through email and spread the word. It really helps get the word out. THANK YOU! … More The Rules of Grace > The Rules of the World
In God’s economy, when we get our eyes off ourselves and do what God asks us to do. It somehow coincides with motions that it’s a matter of time before your own breakthroughs will come. No matter how condemned you feel, you are still God’s representative that He loves. He is not angry with you. You can pray for and serve others even if you look like the worst candidate. God can use this very act to open the door for your own redemption. … More Zombies can be prophets too – the economics of Grace.
My Response to the Problem of Evil. Michael Shermer “really liked that answer”. At David Wood vs Michael Shermer debate (Does God exist?) 10/10/2016. I first thanked him and shared how I actually enjoyed listening to him. I proceeded to tell him I had 2 questions for him, but I have to share my history first – the senseless long suffering. I was also an ex-skeptic, lost many years of life and was disappointed in the Church / God at that time too. When I said, “I have struggled with this question for years”, we looked eye-to-eye and I think we recognized something in each other that had mutual respect. … More My Response to the Problem of Evil. Michael Shermer “really liked that answer” @ David Wood vs Michael Shermer debate (Does God exist?) 10/10/2016
Actually, at that moment Michael ‘cracked’, I actually felt for him. For those questions were very real for me too, especially when I lost EVERYTHING. The funny thing is, I actually have a thesis for that question which I have been preparing for some time, which is slightly different from the classical answers. I was going to ask him during the open-mic time. I lined up, but before it got to my turn, it was times up. So I spoke to Michael after the debate. After I shared my story, and then gave my opinion on how to solve the syllogism… I was very surprised when he said,” I really liked that answer”. … More Thoughts on David Wood vs Michael Shermer @ KSU, GA 10/10/2016
“This is going back to hate and love. This is how the human language cannot convey such a truth. If you don’t see what between the lines, the meaning of the words… I hate my father as an ego, spiritual ego, ego mind, falsehood; but I love him as an individual, a human being struggling in darkness and in delusion… if we need to experience freedom, we have to drop our attachments… trying to please everybody. This is how we get lost as individuals, by trying to impress and trying to convince others of a false identity that is not who we are. We need to be truthful to who we are, to see the divine from within, to see Christ within. And family, society, security … all these things secondary. What’s the point of winning the society and losing ourselves? ” … More Interview with Son of Hamas – Mosab Hassan Yousef