Recently in a sermon I read a rendition I wrote of Paul's poem from Philippians 2:5-11.
This small piece of scripture was written as a poem and should, I think, be read as one:
“5 Think like Jesus thought:
6 He was every bit God
But regarded it not
7 He made himself nothing
Lowering His voice, Abandoning choice
8 He made Himself into a man
Becoming a slave, He stooped to the grave
By the shame and the… Read More
Establishing healthy political views is like establishing a healthy diet; It’s not easy. It’s more expensive to eat healthy, a healthy diet requires a lot of reading and filtering; filtering out bad info from good, filtering out bad ingredients from good. It means more preparation and planning and a change in taste.
It was a lot easier to eat healthy a few hundred years ago, because there wasn’t much else to choose from. Fake foods were yet to be invented.
The same principle… Read More
Whitney Houston's song The Greatest Love of All is one of those songs that pervades the zeitgeist, almost subconsciously.
I'd like to bring it to a conscious level in this post and think about the opening lines; do we really believe these words?
If you are anything like me you get really annoyed at the lack of news in your news feed. What you have instead of a news feed is partizan political pontification at best, and downright dirty lies at worst. Sadly that is the state of affairs in the media today.Read More
Usually, when evaluating a book, it’s enough to weigh up pros and cons and decide whether or not to read it. But in this case, I’d like to go a little further because of two things: Firstly, the topic the book seeks to address is so central to the truth of Scripture, and secondly, the book does such tremendous damage to that central truth.
You've all heard it said "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".
As parents we teach our children this virtue normally around the aspect of sharing and being kind to others.
As we put this into practice we soon realize that this is a win-win situation because most often as you treat others correctly, with courtesy and even go out of your way to be nice, you feel good inside and often people treat you in… Read More
How is it that we produce mass-school shooters, drug addicts, gangbangers, serial rapists, and pedofiles in the first world in the 21st century?
We are living in a time obsessed with health, yet we are probably the least healthy group of generations in the history of humankind. What we call ‘health’ is a strange mashup of disparate pieces of individual humanity, as if a whole human is merely the sum of all of her parts.
The truth is that a
Max Born, the subject of the Google Doodle today, was born this day, December 11th 1882. He was of a group of distinguished and extremely influential physicists who developed the formative thought for what we know today as Quantum Mechanics.
Besides physics, Born stretched his considerable intellect into other fields also. Ethics was a favorite of his.
In 1954 during a lecture on Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics he said this: ” I believe that ideas such as absolute certitude,… Read More
When I was 19 reading was, for me, a ‘guilty’ pleasure. I would read whatever I could get my hands on. I would stay up till the early hours of the morning reading, promising myself just one more chapter. It was an escape from the world around me, but at the same time it broadened the horizons of my world, and it ordered, shaped, and solidified my thinking.
Reading helped me not just to make sense of my world, but
So I was thinking this morning about the verse in Hebrews that says quite categorically:
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 ESV)Read More