Category - Exploring God through Philosophy

The Evolution of “My People” in Amos

INTRODUCTION What exactly is understood by the term, “My people”, a label often used by God to refer to the Israelites.  As the book of Deuteronomy dictates, it is a community in which is privilege and...

The Nominal Christian

In a recent conversation, I realized that in India, the label of “nominal” Christian is very different than what I understood growing up in the US. In India, people are religious almost as an ethnicity...

Corruption of the System – Genesis 3:1-3:24

Experience the art for Corruption of the System – Genesis 3:1-3:24. God had designed and initiated a system, an order, within which his creation was to exist and flourish.  It was a system full of blessing...

Understanding the Character of God in Judges

Introduction Threaded through the cycles of Judges is the underlying character of God. Stitched with various literary techniques, three of God’s character traits rise to the surface: His desire for partnership...

Are our health problems caused by our own sin?

The Black Paint of Sin The Fall, that ill-fated action which changed the fate of man, had such a profound impact that none can fathom the extent of the repercussions that have befallen creation nor envision the ideal...

The pull of a conscience

What is it that makes us want to follow God?  In most circles, we call it a conscience.  Conscience though is probably the wrong word association.  For most of us, our conscience is what tells us that we...

Holding out for a Miracle

I was watching some TV show in which one of the characters, the villain, stated that Americans spend over 20% of Medicare costs (almost half a trillion dollars) on the last month of a patient’s life.  The...

Why do miracles seem to happen only in remote places?

We read about miracle healings in Natural Geographic magazines, missionary stories, and other articles from remote corners of the world.  Why do we not hear about them in what we would consider more civilized or...

Am I a Christian?

Everyone wants me to be a Christian.  Why is that?  Is it not enough that I say that I believe in God?  Is it not enough that I say that Jesus died as compensation or retribution for my sins in a way that...

Now What?

Three and a half years ago, I decided that I needed to seek some shape or form of truth in which I could believe in.  In some truth in which much of the world made sense.  Having spent my early life as a...

Predestination Understood

The sermon on Sunday was fruffy.  My mind couldn’t focus on anything I was hearing.  So as usual, my mind started wandering more theological paths.  I looked around the room and realized that most...

Jesus in the Marketplace

There are so many books written on how Jesus wants us to act in the marketplace.  Did Jesus really intend for us to live our lives within the marketplace? I recently read a management book on how to manage like...

Is Business Acceptable Within Christian Ethics?

Introduction In today’s business community, politically correct catch phrases such as “corporate social responsibility”, “transparency”, and even “integrity” are being tossed...

The Price was paid. What about the Cost?

Every good Christian knows the price of what was paid on the cross.  Mel Gibson showed us the physical aspects in detail.  We’ve heard numerous hymns that talk about the price that was paid for us...

Gay Marriages or Abortion: Pick one

Recently, a friend of mine asked the question on Facebook, “if you had to vote to ban gay marriages or to ban abortion, which would you choose?”  She had a pretty good response.  What really...

What’s missing in education?

Education is supposed to prepare individuals for life.  Originally, education was about learning to read and write.  It was about providing the basic skills that are needed to advance ourselves in the world...

God’s Free Will

Are we the sum of our synaptic connections?  Are we a culmination of all stimuli that our brain is exposed to given the original starting point within DNA.  Do all our decisions, our thoughts, even our...

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