Fall is just around the corner and school has started. Six years ago, I started university and since then I like to think I’ve learned quite a bit (and yet the more I learn, the more I realize just how little I actually know). Both in my faith, and in my knowledge of the world […]Read more "A Word to New Students"
Because why not, I spent my free time since July writing a short book on the role of grace in the life of a Christian. The book goes over what grace is, and what some of the implications for grace are in salvation, in our lives, and in what it means for where we’re going. […]Read more "I wrote a book"
Summer is almost upon us and for many students, both in high school and university, summer becomes a time where students let their spiritual development languish as the period of work and study seems to be over. However, rather than languish in time, summer also becomes an opportunity to develop a mind that is keen […]Read more "10 Books Every Christian Must Read"
People long for the familiar. Even many immigrants, people who have uprooted themselves from places of familiarity, often end up in ethnic enclaves with like people. Perhaps no city better illustrates this than New York. Whether it was Irish Immigration into Brooklyn, the creation of Little Italy, or the populating of Chinatown, people gravitate towards […]Read more "Home, Found Not Here nor There"
One common answer given when you ask a Christian what is the center of the Christian life is the gospel. However, the gospel is not the center of the Christian faith and life. The gospel is important, the gospel changes lives, indeed it is the very power of God unto salvation for all who believe, […]Read more "The Gospel is not the Center of the Christian Life"
As Evangelicals, as Christians in the modern West, we very much have a view of the Christian life that equates faith to relationship. However, this relationship itself is poorly defined and at best, when pressed about it, all we can say is that it amounts to “knowing God and not just about him.” Fundamentally though, I think […]Read more "Do we really have a “Relationship” with Jesus?"
Matt Chandler is a famous pastor who leads the Acts 29 network and who I believe has been an effective minister of the gospel. However, he recently answered the question “Should I Date a Godly Girl I Do Not Find Attractive?” in a manner which I believe amounts to bad pastoral advice. His overall answer […]Read more "No Matt Chandler, opposite gender friendships are not for finding future relationships"