The Paradox of Christianity (Part 1)
The birth of Jesus is one of the greatest paradoxes of the Christian Faith. How can God be born in the image of man, and in such a humbled way unworthy of a King - as in a manger? This is where God meets us and is found in our lives, in the most unconventional ways we can ever imagine. This is what makes the Gospel story so fascinating. This is what sets the Gospel apart from all other faiths and...
The Weight of Sin
is difficult to grasp unless we understand the gravity of it. “For the Church and the pro-life movement, abortion is murder, and so to say we are pro-choice with regard to abortion, is the same as saying you are pro-choice in regard to something like rape,” he explained. “Imagine if someone said ‘I am personally opposed to rape, I would never do it myself, but people should have that choice.’...
Bitsy Big-Boy Boomeroo
Today marks the 4th week I’ve been volunteering for Peace by Peace now. It’s basically a programme advocating peace through “Playful Exploration in Active Conflict-resolution Education”. We form teams of 5 and enter elementary schools in Toronto to teach grade 4-5 students the programme. The class I’m in has kids from really diverse ethnic backgrounds, reflective of...
The Wisdom of the Law
I wanted to write about a recent spate of events with regards to the blasphemy law in Islam and having gone to two 2 events (this week is Islam Awareness Week in U of T), I can confidently say I still have little clue about the faith of my Muslim brothers and sisters. Some of the articles and issues are here, here, here and another one back in 2006. Religion has continued to be an issue of vast...
Reconsecration to a War-time Lifestyle
I first read this article from here. It speaks of a kind of lifestyle that models after people who are caught in the midst of a war which I find really fascinating. It’s something I hope all Christians can strive for if we claim to be follow Jesus and His example. 2 Cor 4:8-12 Especially in v10-11, how may Jesus’ life be revealed in our mortal body? Simple, live the way he lived! ...