the following is the final message given to a gathering of university students in berkeley, california in a semester-long study of Jesus’ response to the question: what’s the most important commandment? (mark 12:28-31) so to wrap up our series on love, i want to shift our focus from our love of God, love of others, and love […]Read More how to speak of God’s love?
a good friend of mine recently cleared out his dining room and put everything in storage so that one of his employees would have a place to live over the summer. it helped that the dining room was actually a bedroom to begin with. but he didn’t stop there. when he found out that this […]Read More faith like a virus
on this day, “Good Friday”, the day we remember Christ’s crucifixion, i cannot help but be overcome with sadness. sadness for the excruciating pain that Christ felt, sadness for the loneliness and abandonment He went through as His disciples fled as He was beaten and persecuted. and yet, i find great joy in this day, […]Read More love: the cross of Christ
he rose his hands as he sang, and it caught me completely off guard. you see, he is the kind of guy who doesn’t typically raise his hands while singing in church. even when the pastors make a point to ask us to raise our hands to a particular song as an act of obedience, […]Read More pain: how could a good God allow…