The Case for the Real Jesus (PART 2)

His third challenge, “New Explanations Have Refuted Jesus Resurrection,” and its fictitious cross-examination are so self-refuting that they really don’t need to be disputed (that is, the biblical narrative is refuted). The order of events, the specific events that occurred, and the identity of the first witness regarding the crucifixion … ∞

PASTORAL CARE FOR DIVORCE VICTIMS

(Helping the divorce victim(s) to love and trust God) Despite its paradox, the predominant religion in Nigeria is anti-divorce. Not only do the moral authorities reject divorce and separation of marriage as options in society, but even traditionalists oppose them. People frequently use the proverb “what God has joined together, … ∞

The Benefits of Sabbath Practice

According to Peterson, the Sabbath represents an underlying rhythm that helps people internalize a reality where God’s providential/sustaining presence, God’s creating/saving words, and God’s grace are the primary pulses. We have the chance to give our incomplete routines to God when we observe the Sabbath. When we give up or … ∞

Who am I, Creator God? PART 1

These blog posts, which have been separated into a two-part oped piece, were originally created as a final course paper for the Hearts Exchanged program that was offered to Canadian students via the lifelong learning centre at Calvin Theological Seminary. I have learned a lot about Indigenous communities and myself … ∞

The Compassionate Christ

A SERMON Text: Luke 19:41-48 (Deuteronomy 4:23-31; 1 Corinthians 12:2-11) Outline ·         Jesus’ deep sorrow for Jerusalem’s future and his prophetic words about Jerusalem’s destruction. (Luke 19:41 – 44) ·         Jesus’ Desire for Repentance and Salvation: cleansing of the temple, and call … ∞

What do you want??

Introduction James KA Smith asks a highly critical question: “What do you want?” Anyone who lacks concentration and is just motivated by what they believe or what other people say is right will be shaped by this inquiry. I like the way Smith describes us (human beings); he says, “To … ∞

Expectations

I have yet to find a place wherein expectation and reality lay together.These are the individuals we find at odds;Ones optimistic vision of utopia me by the bulwark of pessimism spoken by realityThe expectations of this world are built upon reality;A reality wherein lies a conflict. A conflict between the … ∞

Silence

I woke up today. I woke up to a world filled with rich hue.To a world bursting at the seams,With colour, intrigue, flavor, busy-nessSuch a world where noise abounds, there comesIntrinsic desire, a coveting jealousy; For silence. Through the day we trudge along the spirited paths of joyous hurry.Like a … ∞

Road Trip

Are we there yet?We’ve passed so many borderlines, Timelines,And exit signsAre we there yet? From the uncomfy chair to the dependent glares, We say: are we there yet?In this stuffy air and imminent despair,On this road we ask:Are we there yet? Friends and family are waiting there as heirs But … ∞