Easter Fire

As I was recently preparing a talk on John 2:13-25, I heard the news – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire. I just couldn’t believe it but I saw the catastrophe on the Internet and on TV – the 13thcentury gothic masterpiece ravaged by ferocious flames bursting...

Two implications of the incarnation – amongst many others!

As I’m looking into John’s prologue (1:1-18) for the thousandth time, I thought about two implications of the incarnation – the doctrine according to which “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). First implication: Christianity is definitely not like...

Why I don’t say “Dear God” anymore when I pray

Let me tell you the story of a little boy writing a Christmas letter to Jesus in order to get presents: “Dear Jesus, this year, I’ve been a very good boy. So for Christmas, I’d like a new bike.” But as he puts the cap back on his pencil, this little boy...

Why do we close our eyes when we pray?

Have you already wondered why we close our eyes when we pray? I remember the first time I prayed. As a Christian friend of mine led us into prayer, I didn’t know what to do, so I automatically closed my eyes. Obviously, closing our eyes can be a good way to find the...

Have you already seen a “UBO”?

If I were to get $10 each time I hear someone say “I’m a Christian but I don’t go to church”, I’d probably be quite rich but quite sad. If you say that you’re a Christian, by which I mean a disciple of Christ, if you carry his precious name in your life as some...