The theology behind the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, or Communion has been debated throughout church history. However, the continued practice of it shows that it is an essential part of the church’s life. In my experience, Communion has always been about reflecting on Christ’s sacrifice and repenting for sins. Growing up, it was always at […]
Both Nietzsche and the collective Christian witness proclaim messages of the redemption of humanity from its current state. But just as their worldviews are different, so are their messages of redemption. In fact, the two worldviews are so different that one’s message of redemption is incompatible with the other’s framework. In a world that has […]
On my first day at Biola, Sean Hansen taught me how to serve underclassmen by serving me. Working with a good team, Sean gave my class the wonderful gift of a week-long freshman orientation. Instantly wanting to follow him, I interviewed and started working with his campus ministry within the month. Over the course of […]
The Spirit prays for us. We do not know what to pray, nor necessarily to pray for that which we do not know what to pray for. Neither did we know how to pray, nor even how to pray for what we do not know to pray for, but our Lord has taught us. He […]
There seems to have been a lot of (social) media attention on ‘prayer’ recently. In addition to the Church of England’s ‘#justpray’ campaign promotion video being deemed offensive and banned by a number of cinemas in the UK, there was also a seemingly unprecedented wave of social media ‘praying’ with the ‘#PrayforParis’ phenomenon in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. […]
Last week, I had a week-long intensive course where I learned about the teaching and learning process. While trying to take in so much information about all the different philosophies and methodologies of teaching, I also heard from people at various colleges, universities, and churches that are already actively in teaching positions from across the […]
In recent years, authenticity has become both an ideal and a polemic. Social media users have labored to capture the mundane in beautiful ways. However, social media users have also distorted and feigned authenticity by staging the mundane. Filters and iconic captions have been used to present a particular style of life that is filled […]
When I was starting my undergraduate degree in biblical studies, I naïvely expected that those in Evangelical Christian scholarship were all spiritual superstars who had the entirety of their ish together in life. It seemed natural for me to assume that those spending their career studying the character of God and his word would be incredibly […]
“Lex orandi, lex credendi.” Or so goes the ancient Christian maxim, loosely translated, “As we worship, so we believe.” If the songs we sing shape the way we think, we should be very thoughtful about the way our churches are led in worship. Songs are short, memorable, and have the capacity to pack in a […]
Today is Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. And there’s one question in my mind: Why do some people, often non-Christians and sometime even Christians, think that people become angels after they die? There is no lack of literature arguing against such a belief on the Internet: For instance, my quick […]
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