Faith

Essays on my faith life.

Why Christians Should Read

Why Christians Should Read

This post was featured in Joseph Nally's blog last year.   When you open the front cover of a book, you symbolically open a door to your mind. You are letting the author of that book to enter your being and make changes there.   Reading is a form of...

Why I Love Being an Adventist

Why I Love Being an Adventist

Three reasons why I love being an Adventist. A sense of identity, individually and communally, the Sabbath, and a sense of mission.

House of Prayer: Social Justice in the Old Testament Sanctuary

House of Prayer: Social Justice in the Old Testament Sanctuary

Updated and revised. A continuation of the thoughts in a previous post, Human Strudel. Studying the Israelite sanctuary system is like opening a treasure box. There are many glowing things to behold, and each time something different shines more brilliantly than...

A Year with COTA

Leading up to GYC: Before Men and Angels, it seemed more than fitting to embark on a year-long project to read the Conflict of the Ages (COTA) series. Hence, back in January 2013, the time when all resolutions were made, I began reading Patriarchs and Prophets with...

The Most Impossible Thing

There is something to be said about asking. When we ask for something, we put ourselves in a vulnerable place, because the answer to the request may be a “No.” The aftermath of that answer may send us to a whirlwind of disappointment and hurt, and at the next...

The View From My Neighbor’s Shoes

Isn’t is a wonder that it doesn’t take 20/20 vision, glasses, or contact lenses to notice the tiny faults in other people? Out of all the faults ever existed in the universe, the hardest ones to see are my own. There’s this really wise saying that asks a cute...

God’s Humility

Before Men and Angels, part 1 Thoughts from reading the Conflict of the Ages (COTA) series. Join the COTA in a Year reading group on Facebook. In the opening chapter of the series, Why Was Sin Permitted, the stage for the controversy between good and evil is set. In...

GYC 2012: What I Could Give

I’ve been an attendee. I’ve been a volunteer. Now I reflect on another role: a seminar presenter. But before that, some other highlights from GYC: Star struck… by Dr. Hasel | Adam Ramdin’s Sabbath sermon – simply awesome | David Shin’s last evening devotion –...

How To Have the Most Fun at GYC

Or at least, my take on it. When I first started coming to GYC, I would remember every message, every speaker, and every conviction felt during each session. I would even remember who sang which special music for which evening. I learned so many new things, heard so...

The Transcendent Being

Philosophy objectifies its themes. Imagination creates an image, reason coins a concept. All conceptualization is limitation, restriction, reduction. In the question, What is the cause of being? the ultimate has been restricted to one aspect, to one category. "Cause"...

The Education of Jesus Christ

The Education of Jesus Christ

When mankind sinned, we are all enrolled in the school of suffering. And marvelously, in the Divine Mind, the education of Jesus Christ was also to be done in the same school.

The One That Tops The List

This Is My Story, part 9, the Finale. This day, thirteen years ago, marked the beginning of my publicly declared and lifelong commitment to follow that lovely Man whose likeness cannot compare to any other. Did I know inside out what that commitment would entail, or...

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