As I have mentioned in previous blog entries, I once befriended a family of Christians who hosted a weekly Bible study in their home. One evening while I was hanging out with one friend from this group, she randomly mentioned about how she told off her Catholic high school teachers to 'forget the Trinity' during … Continue reading In Defence of the Trinity
I remember in my youth, I was told by many pastors, mentors, youth group and camp counselors that becoming a Christian is like painting a target on our backs, and we will always face hostility or opposition of some form as long as we choose to follow Christ. It's quite common for Christians to view … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Christian Persecution Complex
About a few months ago, I was waiting in line at the confessional. A police officer walked into the basilica as though he were nonchalantly patrolling the area. He looked like he was in his early to mid-twenties and had his hand resting on his gun holster as though he was ready to draw fire, … Continue reading Courage In An Unusual Situation
My family and life experiences did not align with what many of my peers in school considered to be a 'normal life.' Having a sibling with a mental disability certainly gives you a different perspective of the world. Much of my family life while growing up revolved around ensuring that my brother with lower-functioning autism was receiving adequate … Continue reading My Thoughts on Calvinism: PART I – Introduction
"For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord … Continue reading Why I’m Not Obsessed With ‘The Rapture’
In my early twenties, I've had some former friends I once worked for tell me that if you plead the blood of Jesus, God will protect you from any potential problems or hardships you may have and will bless you immensely with prosperity. Upon hearing this, I recited this form of prayer almost every day for … Continue reading What is the Meaning of Suffering?
With all this madness regarding Donald Trump becoming the new American President, I was hoping all the tension and hostility would eventually die down a bit; and maybe, just maybe, Trump would actually prove himself to be a somewhat decent leader. Unfortunately, I've been disappointed by both sides equally. We not only have a national leader … Continue reading Should Church and State Be Separate?