Our worship is almost always not biblical. By that I mean if you look at the psalms, a model of worship songs, the songs we pick often don’t line up. The reason for this is that the psalms are not an abstract regurgitation of God’s character and blessings. They are not only outwards towards God […]Read more "Unless Worship Is for Us, We Cannot Worship with Our Whole Heart—part 2"
For those who grew up singing Hillsong and Tomlin, we can be often reminded that worship is not about us. For example, in his song, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” Paul Oakley writes that “all this [worship] is for you, for your glory and your name. It’s not about me.” Similarly Tomlin writes “It’s not […]Read more "Worship is about us-Part 1"
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"