Over the past couple of years, one of the biggest conversation topics online and in religious institutions is the topic of same-sex relationships. (The reasons are beyond the scope of this article.) One thing for sure, however, is that there are two sides to this conversation, those for and against it. Back in school, and … Continue reading Hashtag Queer / Open-minded
The journey of faith, or what many prefer to call Christianity, is in itself one of the biggest battles that a person will ever live through. It’s no wonder that Paul the Apostle made reference to it by telling Timothy (his son in faith) to fight the good fight of faith. 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight … Continue reading The good fight of faith
This painting has a very interesting story. It all began after church one day. I had just began painting months prior—March 2015, and brought a couple of pieces to a friend who wanted to see my works. As I was showing her the pieces (drawings and prints at the time), another lady walked up and … Continue reading Sunday School
A couple of months back during a spontaneous worship session I wrote the words below. Through it all, the pain and hurt/ When I am low and covered in dirt/ I will sing your praise/ For I know you are with me/ With me even when I can't feel you/ With me even when I … Continue reading When darkness falls
Think about it! You go to church on Sunday, go through the whole week indulging in your own secret sins and forgetting practically everything the preacher said—except the jokes; and come back the next week to listen to another sermon you will forget weeks later. Truth be told, this does happen to a lot of … Continue reading What’s the point of Christianity?
Every single day, over a thousand debates and conversations take place around the world: many of which are centred on the tangibility and evidence of God. During such conversations-two of which I was recently a part of-you usually have a group of people who ask for scientific proofs or hard facts of His existence; and/or … Continue reading “Scientific” proof of God
I was having a lengthy conversation with an old friend of mine yesterday, when the subject of jealousy in relationships came up. Our conversation began with a story about an experience he had at church. As he put it, he met a beautiful lady at his church over the weekend; they spoke a bit and … Continue reading Love and Jealousy
Many years ago, as history would have us know, a man called Jesus Christ walked this earth. To some, He was a god, to others a prophet, and to the chosen ones, He was the embodiment of the very God who created the Heavens and the earth. Over the years, however, things have changed; the … Continue reading The Jesus you never knew
Tensions are rising between the U.S. and North Korea. The Syria war has left more than 70,000 people dead. Human beings are beginning to act like savage animals: the lowest of any species. We are becoming brutally wicked, heartless and unable to make rational decisions that would move our world forward.As the wars prevail, and these tensions … Continue reading Switching Targets
VerseJames 4:8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you...MessageMany people are looking for God, but when they find Him or are close to meeting Him, they turn away; their decisions are usually based on preconceptions of who He is.People want to worship a supreme being or a god who can offer them … Continue reading Looking for God
Over the years, after the death of Jesus Christ, two types of Christians have emerged. They are the lawyers and the \"gracers.\" The lawyers are typically the ones, who like the Pharisees, \"pick up stones to kill the woman caught in the act of adultery\" (See John 8:1-11). Lawyers like any other lawyer, know the law, … Continue reading Lawyers and "Gracers"
VerseJohn 1:2929 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.MessageJesus didn\'t come to form a religion with a farrago of doctrines and beliefs, or to give people a chance to place denominational tags on themselves and others. • He came … Continue reading  The Lamb of God
Verses2 Timothy 4:3-43 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.MessageWhat type of sermons do you like to hear when … Continue reading  Itchy Ears
Verses2 Peter 3:3-43 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.MessageWe all (or maybe some of us) heard … Continue reading  False Alarms
VersesRomans 8:15-1715 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs … Continue reading  Why we (all of us) suck at religion….
Verse1 Timothy 4:11 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;MessageCall them false religions, call them Christian cults, call them whatever you want to call them. We can argue all day, or till kingdom come about the authenticity … Continue reading  Doctrines of devils