Often times, when I choose to do the things I want, I often hear people approve by saying: “As long as that makes you happy, then go for it.” I bought that kind of thinking. That is, by making decisions in the pursuit of the easy and accessible pleasures. I mean, who wouldn’t want to… Read More Happiness is the goal?
Few weeks ago, a friend of mine who happens to be a colleague arrived at work at a strange time. At least, strange for me, since he usually arrives for work at around ten in the morning. But on that day, something different happened – he arrived at nine. Our work will last only for… Read More Does God only exist to inspire us?
A year ago, an opportunity opened to me to join a mission trip to another part of the world. Then I asked, “I’ll be on a team that will go to another part of the world?” That looked very exciting, but not until I began to think about how am I going to get there.… Read More God Ahead
“The world has gone mad,” one might think. But the reality is that it has been like this since the beginning. Although it seems to me that the problem may manifest or penetrate in different forms of issues, but nonetheless the same reality of the past, namely brokenness in different aspects of life, present itself to us. For… Read More Book Review: Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age Pt. 1
The name of Jesus is probably the most inquired name in the history of man. Type the name of “Jesus” in the Google search and you will get about 738,000,000 results, in which even Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) comes short by having only about 82,700,000 results, and Karl Marx (1818-1883) by having only about 38,900,000. In… Read More Did the Church make the man Jesus to be God?
One of the greatest thinkers in Christendom who ever lived was Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). He was a prominent scholastic philosopher in the Medieval period, where philosophers wrote very systematically. In his treatise on the existence of God (in his work Summa Theologica), he began by pointing out the aim of the Scripture as “to teach the knowledge of God,… Read More God exists — Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways
“It is becoming more and more obvious that it is not starvation, not microbes, not cancer,” said the late celebrated psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, “but man himself who is mankind’s greatest danger.” On the other hand, nobody wants to be referred as the problem. We all want to be extolled. We all want to be… Read More Empty hands and the Savior
A: “If God gave man free will, how can everything be part of God’s plan? B: “If everything is part of God’s plan, how can we have free will?” These questions were raised by my cousin’s friend. Although I didn’t know how he (my cousin’s friend) understood “God’s plan” and “free will/freedom,” nevertheless, for the… Read More Objection: “God’s plan” and “man’s free will” are incompatible