After a couple minutes, I remembered that great sorrow in my heart slowly morphed into feeling strangely warmed. I had never felt that feeling before… and even in the future that feeling only came in rare circumstances. Although I was attending Sunday School and Chapel services, that was the day I realized the extent of what God meant to me. … More What “Seeking God’s Kingdom” looks like to an 8-year-old (and last lights before the Abyss) Part 1
I suddenly shuddered. I realized that if I had got my hands “bloody” and won the battle at my former workplace, I would have totally missed out on something so much better! Then I realized that the colleague that stayed behind is actually the one digging for scraps because my old company does not pay well. I realized that by “losing” I won, and him “winning” he actually lost. Such is how the Kingdom works. Matthew 19:30 says
“But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.” … More Farmer to Rocket Scientist. The Kingdom and You.
Eczema, rejection, lost career. 2 years trapped in pain, unable to come out of my room. All that changed when I discovered Jesus and His grace ח. … More My Testimony
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)
This recommendation marks a far cry from where I used to be. I went from being called a broken leper pariah, to a charismatic stock market ninja. This post is actually not about the recommendation. It’s about what God can do in real terms on the journey of redemption. … More From a Broken Leper Pariah to Stock Market Ninja. A tale of a 30% upside stock market recommendation nested inside a Christian testimony.
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)
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
Pilate and Jesus. One is on the side of power and accusation, the other like a lamb to be slaughtered. Pilate had already seen it all. He was the original Millennial of 0 A.D, before the Millennials of 2000 A.D. Even more so, this guy actually had great achievements. He was revered and envied. If he had Facebook, every small thought he posts would have thousands of likes by sycophants. Take a page from Pilate. Achievements on desperate display cannot fill up the God-shaped hope in your heart. … More Millennials and the Elephant in the Room – Pilate and Jesus (Part 2 of 5)
This is the heart of post-modernism, that there is no truth beyond the truth that we I make. In today’s climate, we live in sad contradiction. We are supposed to make our own goal posts, yet we feel pressured when others excel more than us. We are supposed to celebrate “doing things our own way” and “being ourselves”, until you step on some others who are also “being themselves”. As they say, today’s diplomacy is giving you permission to do things my way. But making men, including one’s self, the ultimate authority for truth and reality has always been a bad idea. Which dictator do you know who was not subject to a better higher power actually turned out well? Being forced to contend with the full force of relativism was a war on my mind. … More Millennials and The Elephant in the Room. (Part 1 of 5)